LSU Gold
Athens, Ga.
High School
Oconee County HS

2020 SEC Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Florida)

Gifted young quarterback who goes into fall camp battling with Myles Brennan for the starting job … Inserted into the starting line against Florida in week 9 and led the Tigers to back-to-back wins to close out the 2020 season … Left-handed quarterback with tremendous leadership skills … Can make all the throws necessary to be a winner in the SEC … Can also make plays with his feet … Son of a NFL quarterback who grew up learning how to play the position … A true student of the game that understands every situation and how to get the offense to respond … Appeared in six games as a true freshman, starting twice … Is 2-0 as LSU’s starting quarterback, leading the Tigers to wins over No. 6 Florida and Ole Miss … Earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors for his performance in LSU’s win over Florida in Gainesville … One of only five players in LSU history (including teammate Myles Brennan) to throw for 400 or more yards in a game with his 435-yard effort against Ole Miss.

Appeared in six games, starting twice … Connected on 88-of-150 passes for 1,069 yards, 8 TDs and only one interception … Added 119 rushing yards and a pair of TDs … Took over the starting quarterback duties for the Tigers in week 9 against Florida and rallied LSU to back-to-back wins over the Gators and Ole Miss to close out the season … Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in LSU’s 37-34 win over No. 6 Florida in Gainesville in what was his first career start … Against Florida, completed 21-of-36 passes for 239 yards and 3 TDs and added another 52 rushing yards … Became the first LSU quarterback to throw 3 TD passes against Florida in the Swamp … With game tied at 34-34, led LSU on a 9-play, 36-yard drive capped with Cade York’s 57-yard field goal with 23 seconds left in the game to secure the victory over Florida … A week later in his first Tiger Stadium start, completed 27-of-51 passes for 435 yards and 3 TDs in a win over Ole Miss … Added 45 rushing yards and a pair of rushing TDs in the win over the Rebels … His top target against Ole Miss was fellow true freshman Kayshon Boutte, who set the SEC single-game record with 308 receiving yards on 14 catches … The 435 passing yards vs. Ole Miss rank No. 8 all-time in LSU history and stand as the most-ever by a freshman quarterback … Joined Joe Burrow (4 times), Rohan Davey (2 times), Tommy Hodson (1 time) and Myles Brennan (1 time) as the only players in LSU history to pass for 400 or more yards in a game … His 490 yards of total offense (435 passing, 45 rushing) rank as the fifth-highest single-game total in school history … Made his college debut against South Carolina, rushing twice for 19 yards … Saw first extensive action against Auburn when he came off the bench to pass for 172 yards and 1 TD … Also saw action against Texas A&M (113 passing yards, 1 TD) and Alabama (110 passing yards) before being inserted into the starting lineup against Florida.

One of the nation’s top prep quarterbacks … … Played at Oconee County High School in Watkinsville, Georgia… Is a four-star pro-style quarterback by Rivals and 247Sports… For prep career, threw for 5,140 yards and 47 TDs … Added 289 rushing yards and 14 TDs … As a senior, threw for 2,143yards, 30 TDs and only five interceptions … Rushed for seven TDs as a senior in 2019 … Ranked as the No. 15 pro-style quarterback by 247Sports and as the No. 52 overall prospect in Georgia … Ranked No. 123 on the ESPN 300 list… … As a sophomore, passes for 1,918 yards … Ranked the 11th-best at his position by Rivals and 30th-best overall prospect in the state of Georgia… Led Oconee County to Georgia 4A state title game as a senior … Will enroll at LSU in January of 2020.

Son of Super Bowl-winning quarterback Brad Johnson and is the nephew of former Georgia and Miami head coach Mark Richt … Dad played quarterback at Florida State and then was the starting quarterback in Tampa Bay’s win over Oakland in Super Bowl XXXVII… His mom Nikki was a standout volleyball player at South Florida, setting school record for kills (1,726), digs (1,462) and hitting percentage (.303) during her career.

Max Johnson’s Career Passing Highs
Pass attempts: 51 vs. Ole Miss, 2020
Pass completions: 27 vs. Ole Miss, 2020
Pass yards: 435 vs. Ole Miss, 2020
Pass TDs: 3, 2x ((Last: vs. Ole Miss, 2020; First: at Florida, 2020)
Had intercepted: 1 vs. Ole Miss, 2020
Long pass: 47 vs. Ole Miss
Max Johnson’s Career Rushing Highs
Rush attempts: 18 at Florida, 2020
Rush yards: 52 at Florida, 2020
Rush TDs: 2 vs. Ole Miss, 2020
Long Rush: 14 at Florida, 2020

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