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Ron Johnson
Ron  Johnson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Naples, Fla.

High School:
Palmetto Ridge

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 220

Position:
Running Back


08/20/2016

It's An August Saturday, But Soon They Will Be Football Saturdays

UConn will open the season on Thursday, Sept. 1 vs. Maine at Pratt & Whitney Stadium.

08/18/2016

The Two-Week Countdown Is On!

UConn opens the 2016 football season two weeks from Thursday night.

04/16/2016

Blue Tops White, 28-3, In Spring Game

Ron Johnson had 91 rushing yards -- including a 63-yard TD run.

04/16/2016

Spring Game Post-Game Quotes

12/26/2015

UConn Falls to Marshall 16-10 in St. Petersburg Bowl

Shirreffs finishes with 162 total yards, but comes up short in close game

12/26/2015

Marshall 16, UConn 10

Marshall 16, UConn 10 St. Petersburg Bowl December 26, 2015

12/26/2015

UConn Vs. Marshall Bowl 2015

The Huskies fall to Marshall in the St. Petersburg Bowl.

11/23/2015

UConn vs Houston

UConn vs Houston (photo by Stephen Slade)

10/21/2015

UConn vs USF

UConn vs USF (photo by Stephen Slade)

10/17/2015

UConn 20, USF 28

Check out the photo gallery from the UConn football game against USF.

2015: Third-leading rusher on the team with 224 yards and is second with five TDs...was part of the running back rotation all season long with starts in the first two games...had a touchdown in each of the first three games...had a season-high 65 yards of rushing in win over Villanova (Sept. 3)...also had 41 yards in win over nationally-ranked Houston (Nov. 21)...had four receptions for 29 yards, including a 22-yarder against USF (Oct. 17)...scored UConn's only touchdown of the St. Petersburg Bowl vs. Marshall (Dec. 26) on an eight-yard run..has played in 25 games in his Husky career with seven starts.

2014: Played in all 12 games, starting five at tailback as a true freshman...led UConn with 429 yards rushing and three touchdowns...capped the season with 101 yards on the ground and a touchdown vs. SMU (Dec. 6)...punched in two goal-line scores in a win over UCF (Nov. 1)...recorded a season-long 11-yard reception vs. BYU (Aug. 29)...carried eight times for 37 yards vs. Temple (Sept. 27)...posted a season-best 23-yard carry at Tulane (Oct. 11)...rushed six times for 48 yards at Army (Nov. 8)...posted 67 yards on the ground at Memphis (Nov. 29).

High School: Played running back and outside linebacker at Palmetto Ridge...named to the Naples Daily News All-Area team in 2013...rushed for 1,522 yards on 255 carriers with 16 touchdowns as a senior in 2013...also notched 18 tackles at linebacker...in three varsity seasons, rushed for 3,343 yards and 32 touchdowns, averaging 6.0 yards per carry...named honorable mention All-State by the Associated Press...also played basketball at Palmetto Ridge.

Personal Profile: Ron Erickson Johnson II..an exploratory major.

RON JOHNSON'S CAREER HIGHS
Most Carries: 23, vs. SMU, 12/6/14
Most Rush Yards: 101, vs. SMU, 12/6/14
Longest Run: 29, vs. Houston, 11/21/15
Most Rush TDs: 2, vs. UCF, 11/1/14
Most Receptions: 2, vs. USF, 10/17/15
Longest Reception: 22, vs. USF, 10/17/15
Most Rec. Yards: 22, vs. USF, 10/17/15

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