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21 Kerryon Johnson RB

Auburn Tigers

Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDs
1228513914.918

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Power back size with the ability to deploy vicious jump cuts to make defenders miss in the hole. Runs through tackles and almost always finishes runs hard. Doesn't have breakaway speed but is fast enough to beat linebackers around the corner. Surprisingly elusive for his size.

College Recap:

Johnson entered the 2016 season as Auburn's starter, but injured his ankle and later shared carries with Kamryn Pettway, who would go on to lead the SEC in rushing, and looked to be on track to do more of the same in 2017. He finished with 895 yards while starting in six games. He provided Auburn a change-of-pace running back as he was faster and a better cutter behind the offensive line as Pettway provided the Tigers a battering ram as the starter.

Johnson entered the 2017 season as the starter as Pettway faced a one-game suspension and later an ankle and shoulder injury. He more than proved himself worthy of being a starter in the SEC, leading the conference with 1,391 yards and 18 touchdowns in 14 games. He ended the season with shoulder and rib injuries, which slowed him against Georgia in the SEC Championship (season-low 44 yards), but he was absolutely brilliant, rushing or 100 yards or more in seven of eight games during a crucial stretch of the season. He rushed for 167 yards and 104 yards in wins against then-No. 1 Georgia and Alabama, respectively, and was awarded handsomely with the SEC's offensive player of the year award and second-team All-American selection by six publications. He is a quick-cutting, patient rusher who gained power to go along with his speed in his final two years with Auburn. - Brandon Marcello, AuburnUndercover

Game Log
 RushingReceiving
GamedateOppResultAttYdsAvgTDRecYdsAvgTD
09/02GASW 41-7161368.5100-0
09/23@MIZZOUW 51-1418482.752157.50
09/30MISSSTW 49-10231165.03133.00
10/07MISSW 44-23282047.3322311.50
10/14@LSUL 23-27311565.01111.00
10/21@ARKW 52-2021633.012157.50
11/04@TXAMW 42-27291455.015295.81
11/11UGAW 40-17321675.2026633.01
11/18LAMONW 42-14221376.213144.70
11/25BAMAW 26-14301043.513217.00
12/02UGAL 7-2813443.40210.50
01/01UCFL 27-3422713.21166.00
Passing Stats
SeasonTEAMGATTCOMPYDSINTTDSSACKEDRATING
2016-17Auburn123311010240.8
2017-18Auburn12113010455.2
TOTAL 374414020294.4
Rushing
SeasonTEAMGATTYDSTDS
2015-16Auburn13522083
2016-17Auburn1218289511
2017-18Auburn12285139118
TOTAL 37519249432
Receiving
SeasonTEAMGRECPTYDSTDS
2015-16Auburn13141590
2016-17Auburn12171250
2017-18Auburn12241942
TOTAL 37554782
Return
SeasonTEAMGPNTRETPNTYDSPNTTDSPNTLNGKRRETKRYDSKRTDSKRLNG
2015-16Auburn13000014386045
2016-17Auburn12000012267042
TOTAL 37000026653045
Fumbles
SeasonTEAMGFUMBFUMBLOST
2016-17Auburn1221
2017-18Auburn1211
TOTAL 3732
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/206
Birthplace:
Huntsville, AL, USA
Team:
Auburn Tigers
Class: