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Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Cypress Ridge HS

Last College:
Oklahoma State

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 210

Position:
DB

Experience:
2L

Honors:
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.

07/24/2014

Johnson Lands on CFPA Preseason Watch List

Lamar return specialist expected to be one of the nation's best

07/16/2014

Four Cardinals Named to Preseason All-SLC Squad

Reggie Begelton and Kevin Johnson land first-team honors

07/02/2014

Johnson Earns Preseason All-America Praise

LU senior punt returner expected to repeat as one of tops in the country

06/05/2014

Tickets for Texas A&M Game go on Sale Monday

Lamar travels to College Station Saturday, Sept. 6th

05/14/2014

Lamar Football Season Tickets on Sale

Cardinals turn focus to the 2014 season

07/08/2014

2013 Cardinal Football Highlight Video

Look back at the 2013 football season

11/23/2013

HIGHLIGHTS: MCNEESE @ LAMAR

HIGHLIGHTS FROM MCNEESE STATE @ LAMAR (BEAUMONT, TX)

11/22/2013

PREVIEW: MCNEESE @ LAMAR

PREVIEW OF THIS WEEKENDS GAME BETWEEN MCNEESE STATE & LAMAR. (BEAUMONT, TX)

11/14/2013

PREVIEW: SFA @ LAMAR

Jordan Washington takes you in depth for this weekends matchup between SFA/LAMAR. (Provost-Umphrey Stadium - Beaumont, TX)

11/09/2013

HIGHLIGHTS: LAMAR @ NORTHWESTERN ST

HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAMAR @ NORTHWESTERN STATE - NATCHITOCHES, LA

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