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Barkley totals 136 yards in loss, including a career-high 77 receiving yards
Season: Appeared in six games.
Akron (9/2): Logged two tackles - both solo. Georgia State (9/16): Made one stop. at Northwestern (10/7): Recorded two stops. Rutgers (11/11): Posted a career-high four tackles. Nebraska (11/18): Saw time on defense and special teams...Returned his first career kickoff for 7 yards. at Maryland (11/25): Logged three tackles...Made his first career tackle for loss, a solo stop behind the line of scrimmage in the fourth quarter.
➤ 2017 ➤ Sophomore Season
Season: Appeared in five games.
Akron (9/2): Logged two tackles - both solo. Georgia State (9/16): Made one stop. at Northwestern (10/7): Tied his career high for the third time with two stops. Rutgers (11/11): Posted a career-high four tackles. Nebraska (11/18): Saw time on defense and special teams...Returned his first career kickoff for 7 yards.
➤ 2016 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season
Season: Appeared in one game...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016...Was one of three Penn State linebackers to suffer a season-ending injury...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2016 fall semester.
at Michigan (9/24): Made his collegiate debut in the second quarter...Totaled his first two career tackles...Left the game in the second quarter with a season-ending injury.
➤ 2015 ➤ True Freshman Season
Redshirt season...Was a member of Penn State’s National Championship wrestling team...Wrestled at heavyweight in eight duals.
➤ High School
Four-year letterman for head coach Dominic Vecchio at Governor Mifflin High School...Was team captain his senior year...Helped lead the Mustangs to four consecutive Berks County Championships...Played linebacker for three years and quarterback for two seasons...Named to 2014 Pennsylvania Football Writers’ All-State Team Class AAAA...Selected to the Big 33 Classic and the Berks County All-Star game...Had 1,200 rushing yards with 20 touchdowns and 900 passing yards with 12 touchdowns as a senior...Accounted for 800 rushing yards and 600 passing yards as a junior...Totaled 900 ruhsing yards, 850 passing yards and 16 touchdowns as a sophomore...Also lettered in wrestling (four times), track & field (three times) and lacrosse (one time) at Governor Mifflin...Was a two-time Class AAA State Champion, a two-time District 3 Champion in wrestling and a four-time Berks County Champion in wrestling at the 145-pound weight class.
Full name is Jan Curtis Johnson Jr....Son of Jan and Theresa Johnson...Has two sisters, Gabriella and Rachel...Father was a wrestler at Penn State from 1981-84 and mother was a swimmer for the Nittany Lions from 1983-86...Also has an uncle, Joel Johnson, who wrestled at Penn State (1979-82) and an aunt, Deborah Hayes, who was a swimmer at Penn State (1986-89)...Aunt, Kerry Johnson, attend Penn State...Enjoys hunting and fishing...Majoring in psychology...Born April 9, 1996 in Reading, Pennsylvania.