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Darius Johnson, WR

School: Southern Methodist  |  Conference: C-USA
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Missouri City, TX
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 179 lbs.
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LATEST NEWS
04/30/2013 - Falcons Add 24 College Free Agents...WR Darius Johnson, 5-10, 175 pounds, was a first team All-Conference USA performer at Southern Methodist University. He was named the MVP in back-to-back bowl games for the Mustangs, including the 2011 BVAA Compass Bowl after posting seven catches for 120 yards with one touchdown in a win over Pittsburgh. - Jay Adams, AtlantaFalcons.com

03/29/2013 - 2013 SMU Pro Day: Darius Johnson, WR (5-9 1/8, 177) - Johnson - who was at the combine - ran the 40 in 4.65 seconds against the wind and 4.56 seconds with the wind. He had a 33-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-5 broad jump. He did the three-cone drill in 7.29 seconds. Kyle Padron, the quarterback from Eastern Washington who used to play at SMU, threw passes at the pro day, which was held March 27 outdoors on FieldTurf in front of representatives from 20 NFL teams. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

12/24/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: SMU's wide receiving corps is blessed with a trio of standouts in Darius Johnson, Jeremy Johnson and Der'rikk Thompson. Darius has been named MVP in back-to-back bowl games; Jeremy caught the game-winning TD in overtime at TCU in 2011 and Der'rikk is a deep threat with six of his seven career TDs coming from 25-yards or more out.

Darius Johnson was chosen a Second-Team All-C-USA performer and Biletnikoff Award Watch List member in 2012 after wrapping up 2011 with an MVP performance in SMU's BBVA Compass Bowl win. He has 13 100-yard games in his career, third-best at SMU, and ranks in the top five on the Hilltop in career TDs, catches and yards. With 229 career catches, he's tied for fifth among active players and his 2,814 yards are 14th-best. Along with current Pittsburgh Steeler Emmanuel Sanders, Darius is one of just two Mustangs with three 60-catch seasons. - SMU football

12/12/2012 - 2012 ALL-CONFERENCE USA SECOND TEAM (COACHES): WR-Darius Johnson, Sr., SMU, has been selected Second Team All-Conference USA (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Johnson, a senior wide receiver, ranks fifth in catches per game (6.0) and in yardage (84.9) in C-USA games, and has posted three 100-yard efforts. He has 61 grabs for 747 yards and four scores in 2012. Johnson has 13 100-yard games in his career, third-best at SMU, and ranks in the top five on the Hilltop in career TDs, catches and yards. With 229 career catches, he's tied for fifth among active players and his 2,814 yards are 14th-best. - SMU football

10/22/2012 - Garrett Gilbert threw four scoring passes, and SMU returned three of its six interceptions for touchdowns and scored on a fumble return in a 72-42 victory over Houston on Thursday night. Gilbert was 23 of 38 for 265 yards with two interceptions for the Mustangs (3-4, 2-1 Conference USA), and Zach Line ran for 113 yards and two scores. Darius Johnson led SMU in receiving with nine catches for 110 yards, Jeremy Johnson had nine receptions for 94 yards and a score, and Keenan Holman caught a 43-yard TD pass. Taylor Reed, Darrian Wright and Stephon Sanders returned interceptions for touchdowns, and Kevin Pope scored on the fumble return. Crawford Jones, David Piland and Bram Kohlhausen each threw two interceptions for Houston (3-4, 2-1). Jones also threw three touchdown passes. Charles Sims had seven catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for 54 yards and two more scores. D.J. Hayden scored on a 75-yard interception return. SMU had 384 yards of total offense and Houston finished with 560. Both schools are headed to the Big East next season. - AP Sports

09/30/2012 - WR Darius Johnson had five receptions for 43 yards. He moved to fourth in school history for career catches with 187. His 2,220 receiving yards rank eighth.

09/17/2012 - WR Darius Johnson, who missed the Stephen F. Austin game, went full speed against the Aggies. He made a nice move on his 30-yard reception, using his speed to create space.

09/02/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: SMU's wide receiving corps is blessed with a pair of standouts in Darius Johnson and Jeremy Johnson. Darius has been named MVP in back-to-back bowl games - 2010 Armed Forces Bowl & 2012 BBVA Compass Bowl - while Jeremy caught the game-winning TD in overtime at TCU in 2011. Darius is a preseason first-team All-C-USA performer and Biletnikoff Award Watch List member in 2012 after wrapping up 2011 with a seven-catch, 120-yard, one-TD performance in SMU's BBVA Compass Bowl win over Pitt. He finished the year with 79 catches for 1,188 yards and eight TDs. He has 10 100-yard games in his career, third-best at SMU, and ranks in the top 10 in career TDs, catches and yards Jeremy, a high school quarterback, played in 10 games in 2011 and caught 16 balls for 146 yards and a touchdown. - SMU football

07/24/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE USA TEAM (COACHES): WR Darius Johnson, Sr., SMU...Johnson has been named MVP in back-to-back bowl games for the Mustangs and was a first-team All-C-USA pick in 2011. He wrapped up 2011 with a seven-catch, 120-yard, one-TD performance in SMU's BBVA Compass Bowl win over Pitt. He finished the year with 79 catches for 1,188 yards and eight TDs. - SMU football

07/18/2012 - 2012 BILETNIKOFF AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Darius Johnson, SMU, has been selected to the Preseason Biletnikoff Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented to America's top college football wide receiver by The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. Johnson has been named MVP in back-to-back bowl games for the Mustangs and was a first-team All-C-USA pick in 2011. He wrapped up 2011 with a seven-catch, 120-yard, one-TD performance in SMU's BBVA Compass Bowl win over Pitt. He finished the year with 79 catches for 1,188 yards and eight TDs. - SMU football

 
 
LATEST NEWS
04/30/2013 - Falcons Add 24 College Free Agents...WR Darius Johnson, 5-10, 175 pounds, was a first team All-Conference USA performer at Southern Methodist University. He was named the MVP in back-to-back bowl games for the Mustangs, including the 2011 BVAA Compass Bowl after posting seven catches for 120 yards with one touchdown in a win over Pittsburgh. - Jay Adams, AtlantaFalcons.com

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