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    Teddy Johnson
    Teddy Johnson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Elgin, Ill.

    High School:
    Elgin

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 190

    Position:
    WR

    Birthdate:
    06/21/1979

    Eligibility:
    Sr.



    1999: Played in eight games, starting four at wide receiver ... Led the team with 23 receptions, 354 receiving yards and four touchdowns ... Caught a season-high seven passes for 128 yards against Purdue ... Finished second on the team with 156 kick-off return yards ... Earned championship performance recognition once, offensive player of the game once, and big playmaker of the game once.

    1998: Played in eight games mostly on special teams ... Bothered by a sprained ankle for most of the year ... Had four kickoff returns for 79 yards, a 19.8 yard average ... Longest return was 36 yards vs. Purdue.

    1997: Saw action in eight contests ... One of four true freshmen to play in 1997 ... Caught two passes for 57 yards, 28.5 yards per reception ... Longest reception of the season was a 49-yarder at Wake Forest ... Also carried the ball for nine yards against Penn State ... Team's leading kick returner with 15 carries for 343 yards, a 22.9 average ... Longest kickoff return was a 37-yarder against Duke.

    High School: A SuperPrep All-Midwest selection ... All-state second team by the Chicago Sun Times ... Three-time all-conference pick by the Elgin Courier ... Three-time all-area selection by the Daily Herald ... Set school records for most receiving yards, most catches and touchdowns by a receiver ... Caught 144 balls for 2,300 yards and 24 touchdowns ... Played in the North-South All-Star Game ... High School coach was Dale Schabert ... Also lettered in track.

    Personal: Born Edward Lee Johnson on 6/21/79 ... Son of Eli and Sara Johnson ... Sociology major.

    Johnson's Career Stats

    RECEIVING

    Year GP REC YDS AVG TD LNG
    1997 8 2 57 28.5 0 49
    1998 8 0 0 0.0 0 0
    1999 8 23 354 15.4 4 49
    TOTALS 24 25 411 16.4 4 49

    RUSHING

    Year GP ATT YDS AVG TD Lng
    1999 8 1 6 6.0 0 6

    KICK RETURNS

    Year RET YDS AVG TD LNG
    1997 15 343 22.9 0 37
    1998 4 79 19.8 0 36
    1999 7 156 22.3 0 64
    TOTALS 26 578 22.2 0 64

    The Johnson File
    Q. The one thing I can't stand: cowards.
    Q. If I could change one thing about myself: I wouldn't.
    Q. Most humbling experience: when my son was born.