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Steelers select Johnson in third round

Diontae Johnson
Wide Receiver
5-10, 183
Ruskin, Fla.
Lennard High School
3rd Round – 66th Overall

Totaled 137 receptions for 2,276 yards and 24 touchdowns in 38 games played at Toledo…ranks fifth in school history in touchdown receptions…returned 79 kickoffs (1,849 yards) for a 23.4 return average and two touchdowns and 17 punt returns (243 yards) with two return scores.

Garnered MAC Special Teams Player of the Year honors…first-team All-MAC selection as a wide receiver and punt returner and second-team as a kickoff returner…led offense in receptions (43) and receiving yards (663) with seven touchdown catches, along with a punt return and kickoff return for a touchdown…caught six passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns vs. Miami (Fla.) (Sept. 15), earning MAC West Offensive Player of the Week accolades…scored on a 98-yard kickoff return vs. Nevada (Sept. 22), adding four receptions for 67 yards and a touchdown…hauled in an 80-yard touchdown catch vs. Buffalo (Oct. 20).

Tabbed first-team All-MAC as a wide receiver and punt returner and second-team as a kickoff returner…hauled in 74 catches for a school-record 1,278 yards and 13 touchdowns, adding 683 kickoff return yards…averaged 148.0 all-purpose yards per game, most in the MAC and seventh in the nation…scored on a 99-yard kickoff return in the season-opener vs. Elon (Aug. 31), catching four passes for 102 yards…registered 142 receiving yards and two touchdowns against Tulsa (Sept. 16)…added a second multiple touchdown performance, with two touchdown catches on eight receptions vs. Miami (Fla.) (Sept. 23)…amassed a career-high 170 receiving yards and two touchdowns at Ball State (Oct. 26), returning a punt 87 yards for a touchdown against the Cardinals, earning MAC West Special Teams Player of the Week honors…posted a career-high 10 catches vs. Northern Illinois for 166 yards, including a career-long 89-yard grab (Nov. 2)…had nine catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns in the MAC Championship game vs. Akron (Dec. 2).

Did not see action due to injury…Redshirt.

Saw action in 11 games, making 14 receptions for 237 yards and three touchdowns…returned 32 kickoffs for a 22.8 yards per return mark.

Played wide receiver and quarterback at Lennard (Ruskin, Fla.) High School…caught 35 passes for 1,017 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior at wide receiver, scoring touchdowns by kickoff returns (three), punt returns (two) and interception-return (one)…threw for 988 yards and seven touchdowns in his junior campaign…threw for 430 yards and three touchdowns as a sophomore.

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