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Chris Johnson
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Chris Johnson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Rosedale, Miss.

High School:
West Bolivar HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 176

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
01/12/1985

Experience:
2vl

12/02/2006

Conference Championship 12-1-06

USM vs Houston 12-1-06

11/18/2006

Football vs UAB 11/18/16

Football vs UAB

11/07/2006

Football vs Memphis

Football vs Memphis

09/26/2006

Southern Miss 19, UCF 14 - 9/26/06

Southern Miss 19, UCF 14 - 9/26/06

Slated to start at the wide receiver position ...Played in all 14 games, including five starts ... Looks to provide leadership to a young receiving corps ... Has the potential to be a big-time playmaker ... Has speed and good hands ... Named the co-offensive Player of the Week by the coaching staff following his performance against Virginia Tech (10/21) ... Also used on special teams ... 2007 GMAC Bowl: Caught one pass for four yards against Ohio (1/7) ... 2006 (r-Jr.): Started against Virginia Tech, UAB (11/18), Marshall (11/25), Houston (12/1) and Ohio (1/7) ... Participated in 485 total snaps, including 449 on offense and 36 on special teams ... Recorded 253 receiving yards on 23 catches, an average of 11.0 yards per catch ... Had a season-high four catches against East Carolina (10/28) ... Finished with a season-high 61 yards in two catches against UCF (9/26) ... Longest reception was a 54-yarder against UCF ... Scored a total of five touchdowns ... Recorded two scores against Memphis (11/5) ... Rushed for 22 yards on three carries ... Finished the season with 271 all-purpose yards ... 2005 (r-So.): Played 11 games, making five starts (UAB, N.C. State, Marshall, Houston and Tulane) ... Finished the year with 20 catches for 303 yards and two touchdowns ... Scored two touchdowns on the season ... Averaged 15.1 yards per catch ... Posted his first 100-yard receiving game against UCF (10/15), with a career-high eight catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns, including a long catch of 48 yards ... Had three catches for 71 yards against UAB (10/21) ... Had four catches for 48 yards against Houston (11/13) ... Added two catches for 45 yards against Marshall (11/8) ... 2004 (r-Fr.): Played in eight games ... Used in more than 140 plays, including a season-best 23 against Tulane (9/25) ... Finished the season with five catches for 76 yards, an average of 15.2 yards a catch ... Had a season-best two catches for 43 yards against Cal (12/4) ... Recorded a season-long catch of 30 yards against Cal (12/ 4) ... Posted one catch of 22 yards against TCU (11/20) ... Caught his first career pass on a four-yard reception at Tulane (9/25) ... 2003 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Prep: Played for Coach Henry Johnson ... Three-year letterwinner ... Finished with 65 receptions for 756 yards (11.6 average) and scored 16 touchdowns ... 17 carries for 241 yards, 1 TD ... Nine kickoff returns for 316 yards with a long return of 61 yards, scoring one touchdown ... 21 punt returns for 268 yards with a long return of 44 yards, scoring three touchdowns ... Helped lead West Bolivar to a 10-2 record before bowing out in the state playoffs ... Accumulated 2,081 all-purpose yards ... 158 receptions for 2,646 yards and scored 32 touchdowns... Two-time allstate ... Three-time all-area ... Three-time all-region ... The Clarion-Ledger's Top 40 ... Also lettered in basketball ... Named all-state ... Two-time all-area ... Two-time all-region ... Two-star rating by rivals.com ... Top 30 in Mississippi by rivals.com ... Personal: Son of Willie and Lillie Foust ... Majoring in radio, television and film with a minor in coaching and sport administration ... Born Jan. 12, 1985.

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