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Davon Johnson

position

Wr

Height

5-11

Weight

184 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Miami, Fla.

High School

Booker T. Washington HS

Davon Johnson - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2012 NICK CHICKILLO MOST IMPROVED PLAYER AWARD

2012 (Senior): Played in 10 games at receiver, making four starts … Career prematurely ended week of USF with season-ending knee injury … Established career highs for receptions (21) and receiving yards (348) … Caught career-high 7 passes for career-best 107 yards in OT road win at Georgia Tech … Career-long 41-yard reception vs. NC State … Caught four passes for 68 yards at Notre Dame … Final catch of career with 6-yard grab at Virginia … Recipient of Nick Chickillo Most Improved Player Award at team’s end-of-season banquet … Graduated in December 2012 … Earned letter.

2011 (Junior): Saw action in 10 games, mostly on special teams … Returned two kickoffs, both against Virginia, for combined 45 yards … Recorded three tackles on special teams … Earned letter.

2010 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in three games, starting one on special teams … Earned letter.

2009 (Sophomore): Sat out season, redshirted to retain eligibility.

2008 (True Freshman): Played in 11 games and made career-first start at Virginia … Caught five passes for 71 yards – including first collegiate touchdown – against Cavaliers … Made first collegiate catch against North Carolina … 17-yard TD reception in win at Duke … Grabbed career-high two receptions for 35 yards with career-long 18-yard reception in overtime win at Virginia … Also ran track for UM and participated in 100 meters, 200 meters and 4×400 meter relay team during outdoor season and 55 meters, 60 meters and 4×400 meter relay team during indoor season … Earned letter in both football and track.

High School: Starred on school’s Class 4A state championship team … Played for No. 6-ranked high school team in country as chosen by USA TODAY … As senior in 2007, caught 27 passes for 628 yards and seven touchdowns … As junior in 2006, caught 20 passes for more than 700 yards and four touchdowns … Also returned kickoff for touchdown … Was All-Dade first-team selection in track … Played in inaugural Under Armour All-Star game … Coached by 2007 USA TODAY Coach of the Year Tim Harris … Named PrepStar All-American … Ranked No. 12 athlete, No. 20 player in Florida and No. 116 player overall by Rivals.com … Ranked No. 49 player in Florida and No. 91 wide receiver by Scout.com … Ranked No. 13 wide receiver and No. 67 player regardless of position by ESPN … Ranked No. 16 on Miami Herald South Florida Top 25.

SEASON G-GS REC YDS AVG TD LG
2008 11-1 5 71 14.2 0 18
2009  Did not play (redshirt)
2010 3-0 0 0  0.0 0 0
2011 10-0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2012 10-4 21 348 16.6 0 41
CAREER 34-5 26 419 16.1 0 41