Yay! We're only down to 61 more days until the season kicks off. There is a bit of a duplicate in jersey numbers, so we are going to highlight a player who is technically #20 (but oh how I wish we were only 20 days away).—Terrell Johnson
#61, Terrell Johnson, RS Senior, WR
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 173 lbs
High School: San Clemente High School, Montgomery, Alabama / Saddleback College
How'd he get to the Blue™?
Johnson was an unheralded walk-on that joined the team during the 2013 summer workouts. Looking at Johnson's highlight tape (embedded below), it is a bit of a head scratcher how Johnson escaped some bigger D1 offers. As a senior at San Clemente, Johnson had over 1,300 all-purpose yards and scored 9 TDs and was later named MVP of the Orange County All-Star game as a late fill-in at running back. Then, in 2012 at Saddleback JC, Johnson had 608 receiving yards and four TDs.
Because I couldn't come up with anything better than what Drew had last year.
Aside from his past accolades, unfortunately his highlight real has been somewhat sparse in his Boise State career. He redshirted his junior season (2013) and got Offensive Scout Player of the Year. Last year he got in to three games and returned a couple of kickoffs for 26 yards in the Connecticut game.
I truly feel like there is always room for another supporting WR. A guy who can get open and be a number two and, probably most likely, a solid number three. However Boise State has three go to guys already. Now it's about other guys stepping up and being dependable when one of those other guys needs a breather and, heaven forbid, an injury occurs. With some JC transfers that have height, in Barr and Cottrell, a short(ish) receiver that has not broken out yet may have some struggles. When your most significant contribution is special teams, you are still being a vital part of the team, but it just is not in the limelight. I sure hope I am wrong, and that he fills his stat sheet accordingly, but signs point to limited playing time.
Is he on Twitter?
Apparently I am pretty bad at finding accounts, because I couldn't find one that I thought was his.
Completely made up fact
Terrell Johnson grew up solving mysteries Sherlock Holmes-style. He had once solved the mystery of the Purloined Pedestal of Punxsutawney, PA.
The Butler did it.