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University of Miami Athletics

Andre Johnson


Wide Receiver




220 lbs.




Miami, Fla.

High School

Miami Senior HS

CAREER: One of two Miami underclassmen to declare for the 2003 NFL Draft…one of the most impressive receivers in Miami’s storied history and one of the finest receivers in college football…ranks fifth in Miami history in career receiving yards (1,831) and tied for third in career touchdown receptions (20)…was the Co-Most Valuable Player (with QB Ken Dorsey) of the 2002 Rose Bowl national title win over Nebraska…consistently produced outstanding performances in the team’s most meaningful games.


2002 (JUNIOR): Became only the second player in Miami history to gain 1,000 or more yards receiving in a season…caught 52 passes for 1,092 yards (21.0 ypc) and nine touchdowns…led the nation in yards per catch at 21.0…averaged 94.4 receiving yards per game during the regular season…led the BIG EAST in receiving yards and yards per game…a First Team All-BIG EAST selection by the league’s coaches…his nine touchdown catches ranks tied for the fifth-most in a single season by a UM receiver…had four 100+-yard receiving outings during the regular season, including two straight to end the regular season…had a season-high 193 yards on six catches for one touchdown, including a 68-yard catch, in the win over Virginia Tech…gained 191 yards on six catches for one touchdown, including a 68-yarder, at Syracuse…caught three passes for 72 yards and one touchdown against Pittsburgh…made five catches for 103 yards – all in the first half – of Miami’s 26-3 win at Tennessee, including a 44-yard catch to set up UM’s second score…caught three passes for 53 yards and one touchdown against Rutgers….his scoring pass at Rutgers pulled Miami ahead, 21-17, early in the fourth period of an eventual 42-17 victory…gained 111 yards on six catches for two touchdowns against West Virginia…staked Miami to a 7-0 lead early against West Virginia by taking a short pass across the middle and turning it into a 42-yard touchdown catch…made five catches for 89 yards in the comeback victory over Florida State, including a 37-yard play to spark Miami’s first scoring drive of the final period in which Miami erased a 27-14 deficit in the game’s final minutes…caught four passes for 63 yards against Connecticut, including a 31-yarder…made three catches for 73 yards and a touchdown in the 38-6 win over Boston College in his return from shoulder surgery…caught a 33-yard scoring pass against BC…missed the Temple game after undergoing shoulder surgery two days after the win over Florida…made four catches for 56 yards and a touchdown in the 41-16 win at Florida…caught three passes for 44 yards and a touchdown in the win over Florida A&M.


2001 (SOPHOMORE): Made national headlines with an outstanding performance in Miami’s Rose Bowl victory over Nebraska, earning Co-MVP honors with quarterback Ken Dorsey…caught seven passes for 199 yards (career-highs in both categories) against the Cornhuskers, including two touchdown receptions…was second on the team with 37 catches for a team-best 685 yards and a UM-leading 10 touchdowns…the 10 touchdown catches led the BIG EAST and tied for second on the Miami single-season list with Lamar Thomas (1992) and Reggie Wayne (2000)…ranked third in the BIG EAST in yards per catch (18.4 avg.), fourth in the BIG EAST in receiving yards per game (62.0 avg.), and seventh in catches per game (3.36 avg.)…led Miami in kickoff returns, averaging 19.5 yards per attempt with 254 yards on 13 returns…had four receptions for 69 yards in the season opening 33-7 win at Penn State…scored on a career-long 64-yard pass against Rutgers, a game in which he had two catches for 104 yards…caught four passes for 42 yards and one touchdown at Pittsburgh…had three catches for 48 yards and one touchdown against Troy State…produced an outstanding performance in Miami’s historic win at Florida State, helping snap FSU’s 10-year home unbeaten streak with five catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns…scored on passes of 27 and 18 yards against the Seminoles and was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week for that performance…had six catches for 92 yards, in addition to scoring one touchdown, against West Virginia…had two catches for eight yards against Temple…caught two passes for 25 yards against Boston College…gained a career-high 116 yards on four catches and scored two touchdowns in the win over Syracuse…caught four passes for 56 yards and scored one touchdown against Washington.


2000 (FRESHMAN): Played in 11 games as a wide receiver and kickoff return specialist…caught three passes for 57 yards (19.0 avg.) and a touchdown…the touchdown reception was a 32-yarder from reserve quarterback Ethenic Sands in Johnson’s first game as a Hurricane vs. McNeese State…had an excellent year returning kickoffs, averaging 20.8 yards per return to rank second on the team…returned 12 kickoffs for 249 yards…had a season-best 37-yard kickoff return at Washington…also had a 27-yarder against the Huskies…had kickoff returns of 29 and 26 yards against Louisiana Tech.


1999 (REDSHIRT): One of 11 members of the 1999 recruiting class to sit out the season as a redshirt.


HIGH SCHOOL: Miami Senior…Parade All-American…No. 3 wide receiver and No. 52 overall by The Sporting News…No. 12 on SuperPrep National 50 and No. 4 Florida…No. 1 wide receiver on PrepStar Dream Team Top 100…also selected to the Super 30 All-SEC Region by PrepStar…named to the Miami Herald Class 6-5A All-State first-team…No. 12 on Sun-Sentinel national top 50…Dallas Morning News national top 100…Fort Worth Star-Telegram National 100…Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100…Florida’s #1 wide receiver on Florida Times-Union Super 75…Tampa Tribune Blue Chip selection…Orlando Sentinel Super Southern honorable mention team…No. 16 on Tampa Tribune national top 100…No. 5 on Tampa Tribune Florida top 50…Max Emfinger National and Dixie Blue Chip…timed at 4.4 in the 40…possesses a 35-inch vertical leap…first-team All-State and All-City as a senior…caught 31 passes for 908 yards and 15 touchdowns during his senior season…returned 10 kickoffs for 310 yards and two scores, and four punts for 190 yards and one touchdown as a senior…had 25 catches for 618 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior…also lettered two years in track and one year in basketball…coached in football by Nigel Dann.


PERSONAL: Born 7/11/81…liberal arts major…full name is Andre Lamont Johnson…from same high school as former UM All-American wide receiver Eddie Brown…chose UM over Southern California…son of Karen Johnson.


Receptions 7 (Nebraska, 2002 Rose Bowl)
Yards 199 (Nebraska, 2002 Rose Bowl)
Touchdowns 2 (3 times; most recent: Nebraska, 2002 Rose Bowl)
Long 68 (at Syracuse, 2002; Virginia Tech, 2002)


Opponent No. Yds TD LP
Florida A&M 3 44 1 21
at Florida 4 56 1 22
at Temple Did Not Play – Injured
Boston College 3 73 1 33
Connecticut 4 63 0 31
Florida State 5 89 0 37
at West Virginia 6 111 2 42
at Rutgers 3 53 1 20
at Tennessee 5 103 0 44
Pittsburgh 3 72 1 39
at Syracuse 6 181 1 68
Virginia Tech 6 193 1 68
Totals 48 1038 9 68


Year G-S No. Yards Avg. TD LP
2002 12-12 48 1038 21.6 9 68
2001 11-11 37 682 18.4 10 64
2000 11-0 3 57 19.0 1 32
1999 DID NOT PLAY – Redshirt
Totals 34-23 88 1777 20.2 20 68