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Juwan Johnson
Juwan  Johnson


Glassboro, N.J.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 231



H.S. Coach:
Mark Maccarone



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Photos from Penn State Football vs. Washington football at the Fiesta Bowl - Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017


Penn State vs. Maryland (USATSI)

Photos from Penn State football vs. Maryland - Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017


Penn State vs. Rutgers (USATSI)

Images of the Penn State versus Rutgers football game at Penn State.


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Check out the photo gallery from the Penn State Football game against Northwestern.


USATSI Gallery - Penn State @ Iowa

USATSI Gallery - Penn State @ Iowa

Career Notes & Records
Season: 2017: Finished the season tied for No. 12 on the single-season receptions list (54)...Ranked No. 19 at season's end in single-season receiving yards (701).

2017 Sophomore Season
Awards: Earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors from conference coaches and media voters...Earned a spot on the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week following his game-winning touchdown catch at Iowa (9/30)...Named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week following his first career 100-yard receiving game vs. Nebraska (11/18)...Notched a slot on the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week after a six-catch day at Maryland (11/25)...Named Academic All-Big Ten.

Season: Started all 13 games...Made his first career touchdown catch as time expired at Iowa (9/23) to give Penn State a come-from-behind victory...Of his 54 catches on the season, 38 of them went for a first down (70%).

Akron (9/2): Made four receptions for a game-high 84 yards...Both marks surpassed his career totals coming into the season. Pittsburgh (9/9): Made one catch for 4 yards. Georgia State (9/16): Caught two passes for 17 yards. at Iowa (9/23): Posted a career-high seven receptions...Boasted a then-career-high 92 yards...Made his first career touchdown reception as time expired to give Penn State a walk-off win in regulation for the first time since 1929 vs. Lafayette (per Lou Prato's Penn State Football Encyclopedia)...Also appeared on special teams. Indiana (9/30): Caught four passes for 63 yards. at Northwestern (10/7): Totaled 43 yards on a game-high-tying six grabs. Michigan (10/21): Had three grabs for 30 yards. at Ohio State: Totaled 29 yards on three catches. at Michigan State (11/4): Posted two catches for 27 yards. Rutgers (11/11): Made a game-high five catches for 78 yards. Nebraska (11/18): Caught five passes for a career-high 105 yards, which was his first-career 100-yard game...The 43-yard reception in the first quarter tied his career-long catch. at Maryland (11/25): Made a team-best six catches for a team-high 63 yards...Five of his six grabs went for first downs. vs. Washington (12/30): Pulled in six receptions for 66 yards...Five of his six grabs went for first downs, with four of those accounting for 10-plus yards...Made an 11-yard reception on third-and-7 to extend Penn State's final scoring drive.

2016 Redshirt Freshman Season
Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten.

Season: Appeared in all 14 games, primarily on special teams...One of 18 first-time starters in 2016...Made his first career start at Purdue (10/29)...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016...Ranked second on the team with nine special teams tackles (8 kickoff, 1 punt).

Kent State (9/3): Made his collegiate debut. at Pitt (9/10): Collected his first collegiate reception, a 27-yard grab from Trace McSorley on Penn State’s final scoring drive of the game. Minnesota (10/1): Made one special teams tackle. Maryland (10/8): Had one special teams tackle. at Purdue (10/29): Made two special teams tackles. at Indiana (11/12): Had one stop on kickoff return. at Rutgers (11/19): Blocked a third-quarter punt that set up Penn State’s first touchdown of the game...Made one tackle on special teams...Returned one punt for 20 yards...Was the coaching staff’s Special Teams Player of the Week. Michigan State (11/26): Lone reception came in the fourth quarter, going for 43 yards. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Made one solo stop on kickoff coverage. vs. USC (1/2): Made two special teams tackles.

2015 True Freshman Season
Redshirt season.

High School
Played at Glassboro High School for head coach Mark Maccarone...Recorded 42 catches for 804 yards and nine touchdowns as well as two rushing touchdowns as a senior in 2014...Made 22 stops as a defensive back...Participated in The Opening, an all-star prospect camp held on the Nike campus, in 2014 and the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl...Rated as a four-star prospect and a Top 5 player in New Jersey by all four major recruiting services: 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked as a Top 25 receiver in the class by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals and the 134th overall player in the class by Rivals...Also played basketball.

Full name is Juwan Perry Johnson...Son of George and Ida Johnson...Has two older brothers, Darreus and George Jr....Brother, George, played defensive end at Rutgers and was in the NFL for seven seasons...Majoring in telecommunications...Born September 13, 1996 in Stratford, New Jersey.



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