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Tulsa's Damaris Johnson Adds Two More Freshman All-America Honors

Damaris Johnson added more Freshman All-America accolades today.
Damaris Johnson added more Freshman All-America accolades today.
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Dec. 17, 2008

Tulsa, Oklahoma - A day after earning his first Freshman All-America honor, Tulsa true freshman Damaris Johnson picked up two more All-Freshman Team honors today.

Johnson was named to the Rivals.com All-America first-team as an all-purpose player, and also earned second-team All-America accolades as a kick return specialist by Phil Steele's College Football magazine.

A day earlier, Johnson was named to the Sporting News magazine Freshman All-America first team.

Johnson became a key target in the Golden Hurricane offense as a receiver and on special teams as a kick returner. He led Tulsa and Conference USA in all-purpose yardage with 2,201 yards. and set a school record with 1,319 kickoff return yards, Johnson also had a team-high 47 receptions totaling 608 yards,

The newcomer from Norco, Louisiana, ranks fourth nationally in all-purpose yardage and is 22nd in the country for kick returns. He totaled 11 touchdowns for the Hurricane with nine coming through the air, one on the ground and one kick return.

Johnson had six games with over 100 yards in kickoff return yardage, including a school single-game record of 211 yards against UTEP. In that game, Johnson returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown.

Johnson and his Hurricane teammates take on Ball State in the GMAC Bowl on January 6, 2009, in Mobile, Alabama.