Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson


Houston, Texas

High School:
Cypress Ridge HS

Last College:
Oklahoma State

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 210



2013 CFPA National Punt Returner of the Year & Second-Team All-SLC

-2013 CFPA National Punt Returner of the Year

-2013 Second-Team All-SLC Punt Returner

-Two-Time CFPA National Punt Returner of the Week

-2013 Sports Network FCS Preseason Third-Team All-America Kick Returner

-2012 SLC Newcomer of the Year

-LU All-Time Leader in Kick Return Yards (1,464)

-LU Single-Season Leader in Kick Return Yards (841)

2013 (Junior): Impacted all three areas of the game ... Played in all 12 games, earning one start on defense ... Played the first five games at receiver, before finishing the season in the Lamar secondary ... Set the school single-season record for kick return yards with 841 ... Hauled in six passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns ... Recorded 18 tackles, including 12 solo stops, and picked off two passes defensively ... A big-play threat as one of the nation's top return men ... Returned 42 kicks for 841 yards (20.0 ypr) ... Also returned 12 punts for 216 yards (18.0 ypr) and two touchdowns ... Led the SLC in punt return average, and finished eighth in the league in kick return average ... Had three kick returns and two punt returns of at least 40 yards ... Opened the season with two catches for 54 yards against Oklahoma Panhandle State ... Both receptions went for scores against OPSU, including an acrobatic one-handed catch as he was running down the sideline ... Caught two passes for 20 yards, and returned five kicks for a season-high 147 yards at Louisiana Tech ... Returned three kicks for 69 yards, and three punts for 90 yards and a touchdown at Grambling State ... His touchdown return against the Tigers put Lamar on the scoreboard and completely changed the momentum in the game as the Cards rallied from a 16-0 deficit for the victory ... Was named SLC Special Teams Player of the Week, and CFPA National Punt Returner of the Week for his performance against GSU ... Returned three kicks for 90 yards and recorded four tackles against Nicholls State ... Returned three kicks for 92 yards, and had a season-long 52-yard punt return for a score at Northwestern State ... Also recorded a solo tackle against the Demons ... Was named CFPA National Punt Returner of the Week for his performance in Natchitoches, La. ... Recorded four tackles, picked off two passes and returned six kickoffs for 127 yards against Stephen F. Austin ... Recorded a season-high seven tackles, including three solo stops, and had a pass breakup against McNeese State.

2012: Named the 2012 Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year and was an honorable mention all-conference selection at both wide receiver and kick returner ... Tied the school single-season touchdown record with 13 scores ... Caught 10 touchdowns for the second most in Lamar history and tied for the most in the Southland Conference on the year ... Returned a pair of kickoffs for touchdowns and also had a rushing score ... Tied Lamar's single-game record with four touchdowns and 24 points in 52-21 victory over McMurry (10/13) ... Caught season-high five passes for 77 yards and three touchdowns and added an 88-yard kickoff return for a score against the War Hawks ... Finished the season with 19 catches for 309 yards and a team-best 16.3 yards per catch ... Finished with four catches for 84 yards and three touchdowns in 31-0 win over Langston (9/22) ... Became the fifth player in school history to catch three touchdowns in a game and the first to do so twice ... Had a season-long 34-yard catch against Langston and added a 72-yard kickoff return in the game ... Scored three times in 31-0 win over Prairie View A&M (9/8), catching two scores and running for one on a 12-yard carry ... Ran four kicks back for 127 yards against Sam Houston State (10/27), including a season-long 89-yard return for a score ... Finished with six returns for 179 yards at Stephen F. Austin (11/3) and had 22 returns for 623 yards on the year ... Led the team with 947 all-purpose yards.

At Oklahoma State: After redshirting at Oklahoma State in 2010, earned a varsity letter in 2011 after extensive action on special teams ... Finished with three catches for 95 yards and a touchdown in OSU's 2012 spring game.

High School: Was ranked as one of the top 100 players in Texas by Rivals as a senior at Houston's Cypress Ridge High School ... Ranked as the No. 54 receiver in the nation by Rivals ... Was District 15-5A MVP as a senior after amassing 485 rushing yards and 412 receiving yards ... Recorded 690 receiving yards with 12 touchdowns as a junior.

Personal: Kevin Johnson was born on Oct. 16, 1991 ... Son of Kevin and Valencia Johnson ... Majoring in general studies.


Cards set to kick off 2014 campaign

Lamar hosts Grambling State at 7 p.m. Saturday


2014 Fall Camp - Special Teams

Preseason All-American Kevin Johnson looks to make special teams special


2014 Fall Camp - Defensive Backs

LU looks for talent, speed to overcome lack of experience in secondary


2014 Fall Camp - Receivers

Begelton, Roberts lead a strong group of Lamar receivers


First Scrimmage Focuses on Run Game

LU running backs take spotlight in Saturday scrimmage


Flight Plan:: Football

(BEAUMONT, TX); Lamar returns back home after a two week hiatus to take on the Houston Baptist Huskies. It will mark the first time these teams have competed against each other in their schools history. Game time is slated for 6 PM from Provost-Umphrey Stadium.


The Big Red SN Guys: Bye Week

(BEAUMONT, TX) Jordan and Wesley, also known as the Big Red SN Guys, talk about Lamar's BYE week this week and preparations for next week as they host HBU for Homecoming.



(THIBODAUX, LA) - HIGHLIGHTS from #LAMAR @ #Nicholls - Shot by MIlton Quijano.


The Big Red SN Guys: Lamar at Nicholls Chalk Talk

(BEAUMONT, TX) Wesley and Jordan, also known as the Big Red SN Guys, discuss the Cardinal's trip to Nicholls Saturday.

The Colonels are 0-7 overall and 0-3 in conference; the Cardinals are 4-3 overall and 1-2 in conference.

Lamar will kickoff at John L. Guidry stadium at 3 PM CST.


Flight Plan::Football

(BEAUMONT, TX); Jordan Washington takes an in depth look at the Lamar Cardinals' upcoming game against SLC Champion Southeastern Louisiana. Both teams currently stand at 4-2 on the season as the Lions travel to Beaumont. Game time is slated for 6 p.m. at Provost-Umphrey Stadium.

Watch live at http://www.bigredsn.com


Grambling vs. Lamar

Shots from the first game of the 2014 football campaign.

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