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Anthony Johnson
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 17, 2007
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona: 3L ... One of the Cats’ veterans in the receiving corps, Johnson should benefit as much as anyone from the Wildcats’ switch to a spread attack, and he is poised to hit the UA top-10 career chart with a good year... Will handle the small tight end role...  Had six starts in 2006, with 26 receptions for team-best 12.0 yards per grab among receivers... Also had team-high three scoring catches and team-best 78-yard play at WSU... Season high of six catches in opener against BYU, with yardage-high on the one play for a score at Pullman... Five grabs against Washington for 41 markers... Had seven starts in top duty at the position in 2005, finishing with 32 receptions for 419 yards and three scores... Best overall outing was a three-catch, 117-yard day at Oregon State, including a long grab of 68 yards and an 18-yard scoring reception... Had career-high seven catches against Washington and four against NAU... Played in 10 games, starting six in 2004 ... Finished his redshirt freshman season with 13 receptions for 90 yards and a 6.9 yards-per-reception average ... Had three receptions vs. NAU for 21 yards ... Caught the ball three times vs. Utah ... Recorded 12 yards on two catches vs. Wisconsin ... Collected 24 yards in three catches at Oregon ... Had career-long reception of 23 yards vs. California ...Redshirted for the Wildcats in 2003 and worked with the offensive scout team for the season.


High School: Horizon High School, San Diego, Calif., 2003 ... Solid background on a contending team that played in the San Diego Section CIF Division IV Championship game, (losing narrowly, 23-20, to San Diego Christian) ... Prep Football Report  All-West selection ... PrepStar honorable mention all-region honors ... All-Coastal South League receiver ... Had 30 receptions, 15 of those going for scores ... Returned a kickoff 75 yards for a score ... Threw seven TD passes while playing QB for five games ... Team offensive player of the year, plus Coach’s Choice award recipient ... All-league free safety as a junior ... Football captain his senior year ... Also played basketball and ran track ... Listed as a Top 30 shooting guard and nominated for McDonald’s All-America team ... Selected for Super 60 all-star hoops league play ... Active in the school’s Associated Student Body council.


Personal: Academic major is communication... Son of Patricia Johnson of San Diego ... Mother is a health specialist ... Coached Claremont Pop Warner team ... Community service through Thanksgiving Outreach program, plus basketball ministry for Prison Evangelism ... Coached in high school by his brother, Chris, the head coach at Horizon ... Chris was a San Diego State Aztec who later played for the San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Stallions ... Hobbies include basketball, sport cards collecting, cooking, shopping, traveling, and spending time with family and friends ... Full name: Anthony L. Johnson ... Date of birth: May 23, 1985.


Johnson's Career Stats


Year G-GS Rec Yards Avg TD Long
2004 10-6 13 90 6.9 0 23
2005 11-7 32 419 13.1 3 68
2006 12-7 26 312 12.0 3 78
2007 - - - - - -
Totals 33-19 71 821 11.6 6 78


Also: 2006 - 2 rushes, 8 yards

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