Theo Johnson

TE · Penn St.

UPDATES

Week 5: In 28 passing plays against Northwestern, Johnson was targeted three times by QB Drew Allar, catching two passes for 13 yards. Penn State remained unbeaten with a 41-13 win. The TE struggled against the Wildcats in his run-blocking assignments. — JH

Week 4: In Penn State's 31-0 win over Iowa, the Nittany Lions tight end was targeted six times, catching all six for 42 yards. Johnson demonstrated his ability to run after the catch, with 36 yards of his yards came of the completion. He did struggle when called upon to pass protect. — JH

Week 3: Johnson played 50 snaps in Penn State's 30-13 win over Illinois. As a pass receiver, he was targeted five times and caught two passes for 32 yards, a healthy 16 yards per receptions. In run-blocking Johnson was so-so, though the Nittany Lions did rush for 169 yards. — JH  

Week 2: On a day when Penn State ran the ball more than twice as often as they passed it, Johnson was not featured much in the passing game, catching two passes for 14 yards. His run-blocking did help Penn State backs rush for nearly 240 yards as the Nittany Lions demolished Delaware, 63-7. — JH

Week 1: Johnson played 42 snaps but was not targeted on any of the 20 pass plays he was in on. — JH

Week 0: DNP

HISTORY — from college profile

2022 (soph): Named to the Mackey Award Watch List...Appeared in 11 games, making nine starts at tight end...Hauled in 20 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns...Named the coaching staff's Offensive Player of the Game (Michigan State, 11/26)...Finished tied for fourth among Big Ten tight ends in receiving touchdowns (4)...Central Michigan (9/24): Made an 11-yard reception. Northwestern (10/1): Tallied an 8-yard reception. Minnesota (10/22): Caught five passes for a career-high 75 yards and a score...Hauled in a 25-yard reception and an 18-yard touchdown grab. Ohio State (10/29): Made two catches for 57 yards...Recorded a 42-yard reception. at Indiana (11/5): Caught four passes for 43 yards and a score...Had a long reception of 29 yards...Scored on a 4-yard catch in the fourth quarter on a pass from Drew Allar. Maryland (11/12): Led the team with 44 yards on three grabs...Hauled in a long reception of 33 yards. Michigan State (11/26): Posted three catches for 62 yards and a career-high two touchdowns...His 48-yard touchdown from KeAndre Lambert-Smith in the second quarter was the longest reception of his career...Also had an 11-yard touchdown grab from Sean Clifford in the first quarter. Utah (1/2): Made a 28-yard reception.

2021 (redshirt fr): Appeared in 13 games, making six starts...Made 19 receptions for 213 yards and one touchdown...Posted a long reception of 37 yards...Ball State (9/11): Made a 23-yard touchdown reception, the first of his career...Had two catches for 29 yards. Auburn (9/18): Hauled in a 37-yard catch and run from Sean Clifford in the first quarter. Villanova (9/25): Had one grab for 25 yards. Indiana (10/2): Tallied a 20-yard reception. Illinois (10/23): Made one catch. at Ohio State (10/30): Tallied four receptions for 41 yards. at Maryland (11/6): Recorded three catches for 23 yards. Michigan (11/13): Had four grabs for 28 yards. Rutgers (11/20): Made two catches for nine yards.

2020 (fr): Appeared in seven games, making one start....Made four receptions for 56 yards with a long reception of 23 yards...Iowa (11/21): Made first career catch in the first quarter...Finished with two receptions for 14 yards. at Michigan (11/28): Made first career start. Illinois (12/19): Made two grabs for 42 yards, including a long reception of 23 yards.

High school: Two-year letterman for head coach Rob McIntyre at Holy Names High School...Was a team captain as a senior...Helped the Knights to three conference championships...Guided Holy Names to the SWOSSAA and OFSAA titles as a junior and senior...Selected to the Under Armour All-American Game...Earned first-team all-city honors in 2018 and 2019...Was the Team MVP as a junior and senior...Rated a consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Rated as the No. 72 overall prospect, No. 4 tight end and No. 1 recruit in Ontario by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 131 overall prospect, No. 4 tight end, No. 1 player in the region and No. 1 prospect in Canada by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 107 overall prospect and No. 4 tight end by Rivals.

PERSONAL

Full name is Theodore Joseph Johnson...Son of Amy Johnson...Has five brothers, Dominic, Nathan, Levi, Michael and Keon...Brother, Dominic, plays football and basketball at the University of Buffalo...Father, Nate, played football and ran track at Hillsdale College...Volunteered coaching minor football and helping with various activities at church...Hobbies include spending time with family and cooking...Majoring in psychology....Would like to get into coaching.

2022

receiving
REC YPR TD LONG YDS
20.0 16.4 4.0 48.0 328.0
defensive
TFL QB HUR TOT TD PD SACKS SOLO
0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0

2021

receiving
REC YPR TD LONG YDS
19.0 11.2 1.0 37.0 213.0

2020

receiving
REC YPR TD LONG YDS
4.0 14.0 0.0 23.0 56.0
defensive
TFL QB HUR TOT TD PD SACKS SOLO
0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Physical Attributes:

Proj Rd: 5
Height: 6052
Weight: 256
Forty: 4.58
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