Offense and Defense Come Up With Big Plays Saturday at Plaster
Will compete for time at running back this fall after pushing his way up the depth chart in the spring ... Carried 14 times for 30 yards in two spring scrimmages ... High school teammate of fellow redshirt freshman Christian Hoffman (ILB).
2011: Redshirted his freshman season at Missouri State.
High School: Helped guide Webb City (Mo.) High and Coach John Roderique to a 15-0 record and Class 4 title in 2010 ... Carried 165 times for 1,800 yards and 35 touchdowns as a senior to earn consensus Missouri all-state distinction ... Named Offensive Player of the Year in Class 4 and the Central Ozarks Conference for 10.9 yards per carry average ... Also claimed all-district, all-area and all-SWMFBCA honors in 2010 ... Named offensive MVP of the East-West "Grin Iron" Classic, played in Springfield ... ... Teammate of fellow Missouri State signee Christian Hoffmann ... Was instrumental in leading Coach John Roderique and the Cardinals to a combined 43-1 record the last 3 seasons with state titles in 2008 and 2010 ... Team was 13-1 in 2009 and reached state semifinals ... He earned second-team all-conference honors as a junior ... Was also a standout point guard on the Cardinals' basketball team.
Personal: Maddison Blair Johnson was born 2/23/93 in Joplin, Mo. ... Son of Gary "Cat" and Wendy Johnson of Webb City, Mo. ... Father was a high school basketball legend in Missouri (Joplin Memorial High) who went on to play at Oral Roberts and was drafted by the New Jersey Nets ... Majoring in General Business.