2011 Season Statistics by Game
2010: Led team in receptions with a career-high 51 for 571 yards ... Tied Phillip Payne for team lead with five touchdown receptions ... Ranked fourth in the MW with 3.92 RPG and eighth in the league with 43.9 YPG ... Caught at least one pass in all but one game as a junior ... Had a monster night in a win over UNM, recording his second career 100-yard game with a career-best 138 yards on eight catches along with three touchdowns vs. the Lobos ... The trio of TDs were 10, 43 and 35 yards in length ... Grabbed seven passes for 94 yards at Utah and another seven for 67 yards vs. TCU ... Closed out season with a 76-yard effort on three catches at Hawaii including a 60-yard scoring play that was the longest TD of the season for the Rebels .... Also returned a team-leading nine punts with a long of 19 ... Completed his one pass attempt for 16 yards in a win over Wyoming.
2009: Emerged as a big part of the offense and finished third on team with 43 receptions for 484 yards ... Ranked 12th in the MW with 40.3 YPG through the air ... Caught a 75-yard touchdown from Omar Clayton vs. BYU for his only score of the season en route to his first 100-yard game (113 yards on six catches vs. Cougars) ... Caught at least one pass in final 10 games of sophomore season ... Hauled in a career-high seven receptions in victory over New Mexico ... That came one week after picking up 86 yards on six grabs vs. Utah ... Rushed 16 times for 75 net yards on the year for a per-carry average of 4.7 ... Also returned three punts for 19 yards, including a long of seven, and took his one kickoff return back 48 yards.
2008: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 12 games, including starting at BYU ... The end-around and direct-snap specialist rushed 17 times for 84 yards with a long of 17 ... Caught two balls for three total yards ... Set the UNLV and MW records (since broken) for kickoff returns in a season with 37 and KOR yards in a season with 853 ... Also set the school's single-game mark (since broken) with 169 yards vs. UNR ... Averaged 23.1 YPR (74th in the nation), with a long of 38 ... Also returned six punts for a 2.8 YPR average.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Rodriguez HS in Fairfield, CA ... Lettered three seasons for coach David Fishleigh as a QB, WR, RB, CB, S, KR and PR ... Helped the Mustangs to an 11-2 record and sectional championship as a senior ... Named first team all-league on both sides of the ball during junior and senior seasons ... Passed for 1,257 yards, 15 TDs and only two interceptions while running for 775 yards and another three scores as a senior ... Defensively, finished with 36 tackles and four interceptions in 2007 ... Averaged 28.3 yards on eight punt returns and 28.9 on eight kickoffs ... Also lettered three years in basketball as a guard and baseball as a P/CF. PERSONAL: Michael James Johnson was born on April 14, 1990, in Oakland, CA ... The son of Larry Johnson and LaJuana Brown ... Has two older brothers, Larry and Erick ... Also recruited by Fresno State and Nevada, Reno ... Majoring in communication.
--Courtesy of UNLVRebels.com
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