Born in Conroe, Texas to Rex and Jeannine Johnson ... nicknamed "Thunderfoot" ... punted with his shoe off, but did place kicking with his shoe on ... majoring in business.
Lettered twice at McCullough High in football, playing under Coach Newsome ... played some soccer.
Field Goals Year 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ 1983 0-0 4-5 4-5 3-8 2-5 1984 2-2 3-4 5-5 3-5 0-1 Punting Year No. Yards Long Avg. 1983 24 1,215 80 50.6 1984 57 2,593 69 45.5
Began punting with the jayvee and had a 54.5 average ... had a 56-yard field goal ... did a lot of kickoffs and some PATs with the varsity.
Handled kickoffs with the varsity.
Handled both punting and place kicking duties ... hit 26 consecutive extra points before missing vs. San Diego State ... set an NCAA record with a 60.4 yard average in five punts vs. Wyoming ... one punt vs. Wyoming was an 80-yarder, a school record ... led NCAA in punting in initial week of the 1983 season and would have won the title but had insufficient attempts (24) to qualify ... kicked a 50-yard field goal vs. Utah State ... finished the season making 23 consecutive extra points.
Drafted in the fifth round by the Houston Oilers ... played in the Hula Bowl and the Blue-Gray Classic (kicked a 59-yard field goal) ... honorable mention All-America by Associated Press ... Second Team All-WAC ... voted All-America on one pre-season selection ... longest field goal was a 47-yarder vs. New Mexico ... was 13 of 17 in field goals and 43 of 56 in PATs ... led the team with 74 points ... his 45.5 punting average was eighth-best in the NCAA ... his first PAT of the season was blocked in the first quarter against Baylor, who blocked a second PAT in the second quarter ... broke school record hitting his final 39 PATs ... had a 19-yard rush against Utah State on a fake punt that netted a first down in the second quarter.