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Kerry Johnson

Kerry  Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oxford, Miss.

High School:
High

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
03/06/1982

Experience:
4L

2004: Saw action in all 11 games, drawing a start against Auburn (10/30) when the Rebels opened in a three-wide receiver set ... Caught 27 passes for 338 yards and had one rush for one yard ... Received his fourth letter ... vs. Memphis (9/4): Had three receptions for 29 yards ... at Wyoming (9/25): Caught one pass for 18 yards ... vs. Arkansas State (10/2): Had four receptions for 32 yards ... at South Carolina (10/9): Recorded a career-high five receptions for 52 yards ... Credited with one rush for one yard ... vs. Tennessee (10/16): Caught two passes for 50 yards, including a long of 36 yards ... vs. Auburn (10/30): Had 69 yards receiving on four catches ... Caught a career-long 44-yard pass late in the third quarter to set-up Ethan Flatt's 25-yard TD pass to junior WR Taye Biddle ... Named Quarterback Club Offensive Player of the Week ... at LSU (11/20): Had a career-high 74 yards receiving on four receptions ...Spring 2004: Selected by his teammates as one of five permanent team captains for 2004 season along with Doug Buckles, Marcus Johnson, Eric Oliver, and Rob Robertson ... Caught two passes for 22 yards in Red-Blue Game ...

2003: Appeared in all 13 games, drawing starts against Texas Tech (9/27) and South Carolina (11/1) ... Had 28 receptions for 399 yards and five TDs ... Also credited with one rush for -4 yards ... Credited with nine special teams tackles (seven solo), including one forced fumble ... Earned his third letter ... at Memphis (9/6): Had three receptions for 50 yards ... Caught a 12-yard TD pass in the first quarter to pull the Rebels within 14-7 ... Had two solo tackles on special teams ... Named Quarterback Club's co-Trench Player of the Week ... vs. Louisiana-Monroe (9/13): Caught two passes for a season-high 54 yards ... Had a 31-yard reception to help set-up Jonathan Nichols' 30-yard field goal before the end of the first half and give Ole Miss a 24-7 lead en route to a 59-14 victory ... vs. Texas Tech (9/27): Caught a career-high four passes for 30 yards, including a 14-yard TD pass from Eli Manning in the third quarter ... Also recorded his first career rush (-4 yards) ... Credited with one forced fumble on special teams ... vs. Alabama (10/18): Had two receptions for a season-high 58 yards ... Caught a career-long 41-yard pass for a TD with 1:39 left in the first half to give Ole Miss a 31-10 lead en route to a 43-28 victory ... Credited with two tackles (one solo) on special teams ... vs. South Carolina (11/1): Tied a career-high with four receptions for a career-high 72 yards, including a 29-yard TD reception ... Was also credited with two special teams tackles ... Named Quarterback Club co-Special Teams Player of the Week ... Cotton Bowl (1/2): Caught three passes for 53 yards in the 31-28 win over Oklahoma State ... Spring 2003: Came out of the spring as the No. 1 inside receiver ...Caught 23-yard TD pass from Eli Manning in Red-Blue spring game.

2002: Played in all 13 games, making two starts ... Drew starts against Georgia (11/9) and Mississippi State (11/28) when the Rebels opened in a three-wide set ... Earned his second letter ...15 receptions for 180 yards with one TD and a long of 37 ... Recorded eight tackles (three solo) on special teams ... vs. UL-Monroe (8/31): Recorded three assisted tackles on special teams ... vs. Memphis (9/7): Recorded first career reception on a five-yard pass from Eli Manning in the second quarter ... Finished the game with two receptions for 16 yards ... at Georgia (11/9): Drew his first career start ... Recorded a career-high 62 yards receiving on two receptions ... Included was a career-long 37-yard catch ... Independence Bowl (12/27): Caught a career-high three passes for 47, including a long of 19, with a TD in the 27-23 win over Nebraska ... Scored his first career TD on an 11-yard pass from Eli Manning in the second quarter to pull the Rebels within 10-7 ... Also had one assisted tackle on special teams ... Spring 2002: Was moved from free safety to slot in spring and did some positive things ... Caught three passes for 44 yards in Red-Blue game, including one for a nine-yard TD.

2001: Appeared in all 11 games ... Credited with four tackles on special teams ... Earned his first letter ... After being recruited as a quarterback out of Oxford High School, was switched to the secondary in the spring ... Broke his thumb early in spring and was forced to play with a cumbersome hard cast ... Had five tackles in Red-Blue game.

2000: Did not see action during true freshman season ... Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Selected to Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal All-Area team ... After moving to the quarterback position full-time as a senior, completed 56-of-108 passes for 696 yards and seven TDs, while rushing for another 363 yards and four more TDs ... Started at wide receiver and was backup quarterback junior season and tied for the lead in receiving with 26 catches for 428 yards and three TDs ... Was a multi-sport athlete at Oxford High, running cross country with the varsity as a freshman and sophomore and playing football and basketball all four years ... Coached in high school by Tim Carter ... Earned three letters in football, three in basketball, and two in cross country ... Received Charger Award ... Was Team Captain ... Selected to play in Australia 2000 All-Star Down Under Bowl ... Earned Offensive Player of the Game once and Q93.7 Player of the Game twice ... Also Charger Award winner in basketball ... Cross Country Most Improved in 9th grade... Student Council ... FCA Member ... Boys State.

PERSONAL: Son of Harold Johnson and Barbara Buford ... Full name is Kerry Cortez Johnson ... Born: March 6, 1982 ... Majoring in Sociology ... Made U.M.A.A. Honor Roll in Fall of 2000 and Fall of 2003, and Fall of 2004.

JOHNSON'S CAREER STATISTICS
--RUSHING--

Year G-S Att Yds TD Lg Avg.
2003 12-2 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0
2004 11-1 1 -1 0 -1 -1.5
Totals 48-5 2 -3 0 1 -1.5

--RECEIVING--

Year G-S Rec Yds TD Lg Avg.
2002 13-2 15 180 1 37 12.0
2003 13-2 28 399 5 41 14.2
2004 11-1 27 338 0 44 12.5
Totals 48-5 70 917 6 44 13.1

--ALL PURPOSE YARDS--

Year G Rush Rec PR KR Total Avg./G
2002 13 0 180 0 0 180 13.8
2003 13 -4 399 0 0 395 30.4
2004 11 1 338 0 0 339 30.8
Totals 48 -3 917 0 0 914 19.0

--TACKLES--

Year G UT AT TT FF
2001 11 1 3 4 0
2002 13 3 5 8 0
2003 13 7 2 9 1
2004 11 1 0 1 0
Totals 48 12 10 22 1

JOHNSON'S CAREER HIGHS
RUSHING ATTEMPTS: 1, twice vs. Texas Tech (9/27/2003) and at South Carolina (10/9/2004)
RUSHING YARDS: -4, vs. Texas Tech (9/27/2003)
RECEPTIONS: 5, at South Carolina (10/9/2004)
RECEIVING YARDS: 74, at LSU (11/20/2004)
LONG RECEPTION: 44, vs. Auburn (10/30/2004)
TD RECEPTIONS: 1, 5x, vs. Alabama (10/18/2003)
CONSECUTIVE GAMES W/RECPT: 15, 11/9/2002-11/22/2003
TACKLES: 3, vs. Louisiana-Monroe (8/31/2002)

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