| B.J. Johnson
6-1 · 200
Grand Prairie, Texas (South GP)
Smooth, fluid and explosive four-year player who was one of the Big 12's top receivers ... signed as a free agent with the Denver Broncos in 2004 ... a three-time honorable mention All-Big 12 pick ... his 152 career catches for 2,389 yards ranked fourth and third, respectively, on UT's all-time lists ... his 16 touchdown receptions were tied for second in UT history ... played in 51 games, including bowls, and started his final 46 contests (47 during his career) ... caught a pass in 46 of 51 career contests ... "is a versatile receiver who has the ability to run all of the routes and a great knack for gaining yards after the catch," offensive coordinator Greg Davis said ... averaged 36.0 yards per TD catch (16 for 576 yards) for his career ... had a string of 27 consecutive games with a reception (second-longest streak in UT history) snapped against Houston in 2002 ... posted five catches of 70 or more yards and 12 of 40 or more in his four seasons ... recorded 30 catches for 549 yards and four TDs in 2003 ... started all 13 games and caught 40 passes for 603 yards and five TDs in 2002 ... 34 of those catches (for 515 yards) came in the final nine games ... played in all 13 games, including the Holiday Bowl, and caught 41 passes for 539 yards and four TDs as a sophomore ... added six receptions for 157 yards and a TD in the Holiday Bowl ... played in all 12 games, including the Holiday Bowl, and started the final seven games and eight overall as a true freshman in 2000 ... tabbed a second-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News ... shared UT's Outstanding Wide Receiver and Outstanding Offensive Newcomer honors with Roy Williams ... set seven UT freshman receiving records, including the school's freshman single-season record with 41 receptions ... posted the second-highest receiving yardage total (698) by a freshman in UT history ... also set UT's single-game frosh marks for receptions (nine, vs. Baylor) and receiving yards (187, vs. Texas A&M) ... combined with Williams to become the Horns' most prolific freshman receiving tandem in 2000 (81 receptions for 1,507 yards and 11 TDs) ... a 1999 Parade All-American who was tabbed the nation's top prep receiver ... also earned first-team honors from USA Today.
Started all 13 games, including the Holiday Bowl ... shared UT's Outstanding Wide Receiver Award ... named honorable mention All-Big 12 by conference coaches ... ranked second on the team with 30 receptions for 549 yards and four TDs ... also registered 60 knockdown blocks on the year ... posted two 100-yard receiving games (vs. Arkansas, at Iowa State) ... recorded six receptions for 123 yards and two TDs against Arkansas, including a 55 yarder that set up a touchdown pass on the following play ... tied a career-high with 187 yards on seven receptions and a TD at Iowa State ... garnered UT's Darrell K. Royal Offensive Player of the Week award for his efforts in that game ... hauled in four balls for 39 yards at Baylor ... caught two passes for 44 yards against No. 12 Nebraska ... made three receptions for 53 yards versus Texas Tech, including a game-winning touchdown catch on a nine-yard pass from Chance Mock with 46 seconds remaining in a 43-40 victory ... posted three catches for 41 yards in the Holiday Bowl against Washington State.
Started all 13 games at flanker ... an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection by the league's coaches ... shared UT's Outstanding Wide Receiver Award ... ranked second on the team with 40 receptions for 603 yards and five TDs ... recorded two 100-yard games (at No. 17 Kansas State, at Texas Tech) ... broke Mike Adams' UT record for consecutive games with a reception with his first-quarter, 21-yard catch at North Carolina, extending his streak to 27 games (a school record to start a career) ... was a key member of a UT offense that ranked fifth in the Big 12 and 16th in the NCAA in scoring offense (33.8 ppg.) ... recorded a team-high four receptions for 132 yards at No. 17 Kansas State ... hauled in a 39-yard TD catch in the first quarter and a key 53-yard reception in the third frame that set up UT's second TD against the Wildcats ... shared UT's Darrell K Royal Offensive Player of the Game honors for his performance in that contest ... registered five catches for 120 yards, including a season-best 84-yard TD reception (second-longest of his career), at Texas Tech ... caught seven passes for 78 yards and a TD against Oklahoma State ... posted four receptions for 62 yards, including a 44-yard TD, against Texas A&M ... hauled in four passes for 31 yards and a score against Baylor ... caught two passes for 28 yards as UT tallied a school-record 419 passing yards at Nebraska ... registered a team-high three receptions for 40 yards, including a 31-yarder, against No. 2 Oklahoma ... hauled in a 41-yard pass at Tulane and a 21-yarder at North Carolina ... recorded three receptions for 26 yards against North Texas.
Started all 13 games, including the Holiday Bowl, at flanker ... shared UT's Most Outstanding Wide Receiver Award ... an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection ... listed on the Biletnikoff Award's preseason watch list ...second on the team with 41 receptions for 539 yards ... averaged 44.3 yards on his four touchdown catches ... also posted 54 rushing yards on four carries (13.5 avg.) ... caught at least one pass in all 13 games and at least four in nine of 13 contests ... teamed with Roy Williams to haul in 108 receptions (No. 3 on UT's all-time list) for 1,375 yards (No. 5 on UT's all-time chart) ... registered 10 catches for 164 yards and three TDs in his final two games of the year ... recorded his fifth career 100-yard performance against No. 21 Washington in the Holiday Bowl (six receptions, 157 yards, one TD) ... posted four catches for 107 yards and two TDs in the Big 12 Championship game against No. 9 Colorado ... caught a 79-yard TD pass from Major Applewhite and shared UT's Darrell K Royal Offensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts in that contest ... hauled in four receptions for a season-best 124 yards at Houston, including a 92-yard TD bomb from Chris Simms ... that play ranked as the fourth-longest pass in UT history and the sixth-longest scoring play in school history ... had four receptions for 52 yards and cracked the 1,000-yard barrier for his career in UT's first matchup with No. 14 Colorado ... also ran two reverses for 46 yards, including a career-high 35-yarder in that game ... caught four passes for 23 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown at Missouri ... posted five receptions for 23 yards against No. 3 Oklahoma ... had four catches for 40 yards against Texas Tech ... registered five receptions for 55 yards against North Carolina.
Played in all 12 games, including the Holiday Bowl, starting the final seven contests and eight overall ... tabbed a second-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News ... shared the team's Outstanding Wide Receiver and Outstanding Offensive Newcomer awards ... the only Longhorn receiver to catch at least one pass in all 12 contests ... set seven UT freshman receiving records ... led the team with a UT freshman-record 41 receptions and ranked second with 698 receiving yards (No. 2 on UT's freshman single-season list) ... also had three touchdown catches (T-No. 2 on UT's freshman single-season chart) ... teamed with fellow wideout Roy Williams to become the most prolific freshman receiver tandem in school history (81 receptions for 1,507 yards and 11 TDs) ... the duo's 1,507 combined yards were the fourth-most of any receiving duo in school history ... also teamed with Williams at Colorado to become the first pair of freshman receivers to start a game for UT since 1992 (Mike Adams/Lovell Pinkney) ... ranked second nationally among true freshman wide receivers in receptions (41) and receiving yards (698) ... posted two of the top four UT freshman single-game receiving yard totals and six of the top 14 freshman single-game reception totals in school history ... helped lead a passing attack that set a UT single-season record and ranked 14th nationally (293.5 ypg) ... UT also ranked 14th in the nation in total offense (439.0 ypg/No. 6 on UT's all-time chart) ... also rushed for 29 yards on six carries, including a long of 15 yards against Missouri ... caught four passes for 42 yards against No. 8 Oregon in the Holiday Bowl ... had six receptions for a UT frosh-record 187 yards and a 70-yard TD grab against No. 22 Texas A&M ... hauled in a UT freshman-record nine passes for 162 yards and a 15-yard score against Baylor ... scored on a 71-yard TD pass from Major Applewhite at Stanford, the fifth-longest reception by a freshman in school annals ... began his career with a four-catch, 57-yard performance against UL-Lafayette ... grabbed four passes for 61 yards at Colorado, including a 39-yard reception in the second quarter ... had five catches for 50 yards at Texas Tech ... added five receptions for 40 yards against Houston.
Coached by David Thompson at South Grand Prairie High ... a 1999 Parade All-American who was tabbed the top receiver on that prestigious squad ... also earned first-team All-USA honors from USA Today ... South Grand Prairie High's all-time leading receiver with 135 receptions for 3,059 yards and 42 TDs ... also had 75 carries for 507 yards and eight TDs rushing and returned 12 kickoffs for a 20-yard average during his career ... caught 71 passes for 1,790 yards and 24 TDs en route to first-team 5A all-state and District Offensive Player of the Year honors in 1999 ... also rushed for a pair of TDs and returned an interception for a score as a defensive back while leading his team to a 13-2 record and the state semifinals that year ... had seven catches for 149 yards and two TDs and intercepted two passes (one returned for TD) in a playoff win over Abilene as a senior ... caught 43 passes for 911 yards as a junior ... lettered in basketball as a sophomore and junior.
Born 8/4/82 in Arlington, Texas ... full name is Brandon Willis Johnson ... has gone by "B.J." since the first grade when he chose the nickname because his class had several Brandons ... majored in youth and community studies ... was an active participant in UT's community service program ... volunteered as a tutor at Cowan Elementary School's special education class ... a prep honor roll student and member of SEP (Student Empowerment Program), a program that provides mentors for elementary school children ... lists playing basketball, a sport he calls "his first love," among his hobbies.
Year G/GS Rec-Yds YPC TD Long Rush-Yds YPC TD Long
2003 13/13 30-549 18.3 4 56/ISU 2-(1) (0.5) 0 4/NMSU
2002 13/13 40-603 15.1 5 84t/TT 2-(-2) (-1.0) 0 2/OU
2001 12/12 41-539 13.1 4 92t/UH 4-54 13.5 0 35/CU
2000 11/7 +41-698 17.0 3 71t/Stan 6-29 4.8 0 15/MU
Career 49/45 150-2,389 15.9 16 92t/UH 14-82 5.9 0 35/CU
9 vs. Baylor (Fr.)
187 at Iowa State (Sr.); vs. Texas A&M (Fr.)
100-yard receiving games:
9 (7-187 at Iowa State, Sr.; 6-187 vs. Texas A&M, Fr.; 9-162 vs. Baylor, Fr.; 6-157 vs. Washington, So.^; 4-132 at Kansas State, Jr.; 4-124 at Houston, So.; 6-123 vs. Arkansas, Sr.; 5-120 at Texas Tech, Jr.; 4-107 vs. Colorado, So.*)
2 vs. Arkansas (Sr.); vs. Colorado (So.)*
46 vs. Colorado (So.)