Johnson opts to leave TU and pursue professional career
The Golden Hurricane routed the Miners 57-28 Saturday afternoon in El Paso.
Kinne adjusting well to life without former playmakers
Tulsa - A three-year letterwinner and starter . . . has played in all 39 games since coming to Tulsa with 32 starts . . . holds the NCAA's all-time records for all-purpose yards with 7,796 yards and for career kickoff return yardage with 3,417 yards . . . led the nation as a sophomore (224.4 ypg) and junior (202.2 ypg) for all-purpose yardage . . . has caught a pass in all 39 career games, and has had 150 plays go for over 20 yards in his career . . . set the school's career KOR record against East Carolina in the season opener on his third return . . . has 2,746 career receiving yards on 188 receptions to rank fourth on the school's career chart . . . also has 1,062 career rushing yards . . . has 29 career TDs -- 17 receiving, 8 rushing, two KOR and two punt return . . . has 19 career 200+ all-purpose yard games . . . has 14 career games of 100+ KO return yards, 11 100+ receiving games and 19 career 200+ all-purpose yardage games . . . 2010 - Played in all 13 games and started 11 contests . . . earned second-team Associated Press All-America honors as an all-purpose performer . . . also earned second-team SI.com All-America accolades . . . was named the Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Year . . . earned first-team honors as a punt returner and second-team accolades as a receiver and kick returner . . . led Tulsa with 872 receiving yards, 904 kick-off return yards and 292 punt return yards, while ranking second in rushing with 560 yards . . . totaled 13 touchdowns, including seven rushing, four receiving and one each on a kick return and punt return . . . set the NCAA record for all-purpose yards of 7,796 yards when he had a career-best 326 yards against Hawai'i in the 2010 Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl . . . totaled 46 plays for over 20+ yards had 221 all-purpose yards against Southern Miss . . . had 280 all-purpose yards against UTEP with 146 receiving yards, 97 kick return yards, 25 punt return yards and 22 rushing yards . . . set the C-USA all-purpose yardage mark against Hawai'i as well . . . became the C-USA career record-holder for kickoff return yards on his second return against Rice . . . jumped from 19th to 10th on the NCAA career all-purpose yardage list with 322 yards vs. Rice . . . had 163 receiving yards and 2 TDs and 134 KOR yards and one TD in the Rice game . . . had 208 yards at Notre Dame and a week later 322 yards against Rice . . . had a 94-yard kickoff return for a TD against Rice, the second KOR for a TD in his career . . . among his 200+ yards vs. Notre Dame was a 59-yard punt return for a touchdown . . . also had 299 all-purpose yards against East Carolina -- had 151 KOR yards, 56 rushing, 51 receiving and 41 punt return yards . . . 2009 - Played in all 12 games and had 11 starts . . . did not start against UTEP . . . had a team-leading 1,131 receiving yards, 1,131 kick-off yards and 256 punt return yards, while adding175 rushing yards for a team-high 2,693 all-purpose yards . . . led the nation in all-purpose yards with a 224.4-yard average . . . was named second-team all-C-USA as a receiver and kick return specialist his sophomore season . . . was named to the SI.com honorable mention All-America team . . . led C-USA in punt return average, fourth in kick return average (24.6), third in receiving yards per game (94.2) and fourth in receptions (78) . . . had six 100+ receiving games on the season . . . had a career-high 196 yards on 17 receptions against Southern Miss . . . had seven 200+ all-purpose yards and three 300+ all-purpose yard games, all consecutively against Houston, East Carolina and Southern Miss . . . totaled a career-best 324 all-purpose yards vs. Houston, including 175 kick returns, 144 receiving and five rushing . . . a game later, he had 321 all-purpose yards against East Carolina with 135 receiving, 177 kick returns and nine punt returns . . . had his third straight 300+ all-purpose game with 320 yards against Southern Miss with 18 rushing yards, 196 receiving and 106 kickoff return . . . had 257 all-purpose yards vs. SMU on 121 receiving, 75 kick return, 49 punt return and 12 rushing . . . tallied 252 all-purpose yards against Tulane in the season opener, while returning a punt for a 66-yard touchdown . . . also had 228 all-purpose yards vs. New Mexico and 245 yards against Rice . . . 2008 - Played in all 14 games and started eight contests as a true freshman . . . earned Freshman All-America accolades by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), The Sporting News, Rivals.com and Phil Steele's magazine . . . had a team and Conference USA-leading 2,475 all-purpose yards for a 176.8 average per game . . . caught a team-high 53 passes for 743 yards and a team-best 10 touchdowns . . . moved into third-place on the school's all-time freshman receiving chart . . . totaled 327 rushing yards for an 8.0 average per carry and one touchdown . . . established a new single-season school kick-off return record with 1,382 yards for a 25.6 average and one TD . . . ranked fifth nationally for all-purpose yards and 33rd for kick-off return yards . . . was a C-USA all-freshman team selection and a second-team all-C-USA kick return specialist . . . had 51 plays go for over 20 yards . . . had six games of 100+ kickoff return yards . . . had six receptions for a team-leading 135 yards and one TD against Ball State in the GMAC Bowl, while also gaining 76 yards rushing on three carries and returning three kicks for 63 yards . . . was named the C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week for two straight weeks . . . set a new school single-game record with 211 kickoff yards vs. UTEP, while returning one kick 94 yards for a TD . . . had a season-best 296 all-purpose yards in the UTEP contest to win the award . . . a week later, had 134 kickoff yards, including a long of 70 yards against UCF to win the C-USA weekly award again . . . also had three receptions for 61 yards, three carries for 23 yards and 5 kickoff returns for 159 yards vs. Central Arkansas . . . had four catches for 109 yards and three TDs against New Mexico . . . scored his first career TD on an 18-yard reception against North Texas . . . in his first collegiate game vs. UAB, he had a team-high 124 all-purpose yards, including 48 rushing yards, 16 receiving yards and 70 kickoff return yards . . . Overall - Had a tremendous spring . . . possesses an exceptional work ethic . . . a big-time playmaker . . . has great speed and quickness . . . an explosive player . . . has great hands and change of direction . . . has the ability to make defenders miss . . . difficult to tackle . . . has a knack for making the big play . . . an electric player with the ball in his hands.
High School - Was a three-year letterwinner and starter at Destrehan High School . . . caught 81 passes for 1,228 yards and 12 touchdowns his senior season . . . led his team to a 14-0 record and state title . . . was named the Louisiana Championship Game MVP . . . was a two-time all-state and all-New Orleans metro selection . . . was the New Orleans Metro MVP as a senior . . . was rated as the No. 11 prospect in the state of Louisiana and the 28th-ranked athlete in the nation by Rivals.com . . . ranked as the No. 21 prospect in Louisiana by Scout.com . . . rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com . . . completed his career as the all-time leading receiver at Destrehan High School with 154 receptions for 2,620 yards and 30 touchdowns . . . high school coach was Stephen Robicheax.
Personal - Favorite TV show is "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" . . . his favorite NFL team is the Indianapolis Colts . . . the New York Yankees is his favorite pro sports team . . . Steve Smith is his favorite NFL player, while Derek Jeter is his favorite pro athlete . . . his favorite book is The Outsiders . . . mother is Lori Johnson . . . majoring in organizational studies . . . born November 22, 1989.
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