All-American will participate Feb. 17-23 in Indianapolis
Gus Johnson has been named a first team All-American by three different organizations
Senior RB becomes the 65th first team All-American in program history
Lumberjacks fall to Northern Iowa 44-10, finishing the season 8-5
SFA earns three big individual honors while placing three on the SLC First Team
Career: Three-time All-Southland Conference selection, including two-time first team honoree (2012, 2014) ... Southland Conference Player of the Year in 2014 ... 2014 AFCA, FCS Sports Network and Beyond Sport Network first team All-American ... 2014 Associated Press second team All-American ... SFA's all-time leading rusher with 3,907 yards and ranking fifth all-time in SLC history ... Also ranks first all-time in program history in season rushing yards (1,683 in 2014), season rushing touchdowns (23 in 2014), season scoring (138 points in 2014), career rushing touchdowns (51) and career total touchdowns (52) ... Ranks second in SFA history in career scoring (312 points) and single game rushing yards (252), third in season all-purpose yards (1,848 in 2014) and fifth in career all-purpose yards (4,326) ... Rushed for four touchdowns in a game three times with six three-or-more touchdown games (SFA record) ... Finished his career with 21 100-yard and four 200-yard rushing performances.
2014 (Senior): 2014 Southland Conference Player of the Year and first team All-SLC selection ... First team All-American selection by AFCA, FCS Sports Network and Beyond Sports Network ... Second team All-America selection by Associated Press ... His four All-America selections is tied for the most in program history for a single season, tied with Jeremy Moses in 2010 ... Walter Payton Award finalist, finishing ninth in the voting ... Appeared in all 13 games with 12 starts, rushing for 1,683 yards on the season, setting both the SFA and SLC single-season record ... Rushed for 23 touchdowns on the season, setting an SFA single-season record and ranking second in SLC history ... Rushed for 200 yards twice on the season, including a 252-yard performance against Incarnate Word while registering four touchdowns ... Named the SLC Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts against the Cardinals while also receiving national Player of the Week honors from College Football Performance Awards and College Sporting News ... Also rushed for 202 yards and three touchdowns at Nicholls ... Rushed for over 100 yards on seven other occasions ... Ran for 161 yards against Northwestern State, including a 73-yard touchdown scamper to make him SFA's all-time rushing leader ... Finished with 159 yards and a 45-yard touchdown against Central Arkansas ... Tallied 158 yards and a pair of touchdowns against Abilene Christian ... Rushed for 133 yards and three touchdowns at Houston Baptist ... Finished with 131 yards and two touchdowns against Texas A&M-Commerce ... Tallied 116 yards and two touchdowns in the win over eighth-ranked Southeastern Louisiana, earning SLC Offensive Player of the Week honors ... Opened the season with a 30-yard touchdown run at 20th-ranked Kansas State ... Closed out his storied SFA career with a 32-yard touchdown run at Northern Iowa in the NCAA FCS playoffs opening round, become the SLC single-season rushing leader in the process ... Caught 17 passes on the year for 165 yards, giving him 1,848 all-purpose yards and ranking third in program history for a single season ... Received invitation to the 2015 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
2013 (Junior): Second team All-Southland Conference selection ... Rushed for 1,061 yards on the season, the fifth-best single-season rushing total in program history ... Scored 11 rushing touchdowns on the season, averaging 6.0 yards per attempt ... Reeled off an 81-yard touchdown run at Lamar, which is the second-longest rushing play in SFA history ... Notched seven 100+ rushing games on the year, highlighted by his 179-yard performance (18 carries) against Prairie View A&M ... Rushed for 165 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown at Lamar ... Tallied 157 yards on 26 attempts with three touchdowns in the upset victory over second-ranked Montana State, earning Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors ... Carried the ball 26 times for 136 yards and a touchdown against Sam Houston State ... Rushed for 110 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown in the season opener at Weber State ... Tallied 21 carries for 106 yards and a touchdown at Southeastern Louisiana ... Found the endzone twice against McMurry, racking up 102 yards on 16 attempts ... Also caught 21 passes for 108 yards on the season, giving him 1,180 all-purpose yards.
2012 (Sophomore): First-team All-Southland Conference selection ... Became the first Lumberjack running back to earn first-team all-conference honors since 2006 ... Played in 10 games earning eight starts on the season ... Finished second in the conference with 954 yards rushing ... Led the league averaging better than six yards per carry ... Was also second in the league with 14 rushing touchdowns ... Also hauled in 14 passes for 86 yards and a score ... Recorded five games of rushing for at least 100 yards, and two of more than 200 yards ... Was named Southland Conference Offense Player of the Week and College Sporting News Weekly All-Star after rushing for 215 yards on 32 carries and four touchdowns against Central Arkansas ... Closed out the season by setting a career high with 33 rushes for 226 yards and score ... The 226-yard outing was the third-best single-game performance in school history ... Ran for 107 yards on 10 carries, and had two touchdowns in the season opener against Southwestern Oklahoma ... Had a 15-carry, 104-yard rushing night with two touchdowns at Texas State ... Also caught a 10-yard pass for a score against the Bobcats ... Rushed for four touchdowns at Southeastern Louisiana ... Finished the game with 20 carries for 124 yards against the Lions.
2011 (Freshman): Appeared in 10 games this season ... Had 45 carries for 194 yards and three touchdowns ... Also caught five passes for 60 yards ... Finished the season with 294 all-purpose yards ... Had five carries for 37 yards and a score, including a long 30 yards in the season opener against McMurry ... Had six carries for 41 yards and a score versus Southeastern Louisiana ... Tied a career-high with nine carries for 34 yards in a score at Northwestern State ... Caught one pass for a season-high 19 yards against McNeese State.
High School: A three-star recruit according to Rivals.com ... Ranked as the 42nd overall running back according to Rivals.com ... Named MVP of the Nike Combine at TCU ... A first-team all-district selection ... Carried the ball 166 times for 1,312 (7.9 ypc) yards and nine touchdowns during his senior season ... Recorded 1,764 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns in his final two seasons ... Hauled in 49 passes for 562 (11.5 ypc) yards and five scores as a senior ... Helped Gilmer to a 9-4 record during his senior season.Johnson's Career Statistics