Position: Wide Receiver
Height /Weight: 6-2 / 205
Hometown: Gainesville, Fla.
High School: Gainesville HS
Major: Strength & Conditioning
At Delaware: Second-year team member and one of the squad's top triple threats • projected to take over starting spot at wide receiver and will continue to play a key part of the Blue Hens' kickoff return unit • outstanding athlete with good size and speed who is also an effective ball carrier • will be a key part of the team's passing attack • will out-muscle defenders for the ball and is an effective runner after the catch • teams with junior Travis Hawkins to give Delaware one of the nation's top kickoff returns tandems • caught two passes for 18 yards in 2012 Blue-White Spring Game • switched number from 29 to 17 in the spring.
2011 Season: Appeared in 10 games during his freshman season • backup wide receiver and kickoff return specialist • carried the ball four times for 24 yards • made three catches for 19 yards • was second on the team in kickoff returns with 16 for 390 yards and a 24.4-yard average that ranked him No. 32 in the nation • teamed with Hawkins to make Delaware the only team in the nation to have two players rank in the top 35 in return average • caught two passes for five yards vs. Rhode Island and snared a pass for 14 yards against Villanova • carried the ball twice on sweeps for 26 yards vs. William & Mary • saw only spot duty until mid-season when he energized the team as a kick returner • burst on to the scene vs. Rhode Island when he returned seven kickoffs for 141 yards (20.1 avg.), including a 29-yard return, made a tackle, and recovered a fumble • enjoyed another outstanding performance in a win over eventual CAA champion Towson the following week when he returned three kickoffs for 150 yards (50.0 avg.), including a career-high 80-yard return and another 51-yard return on the opening kickoff • became first player in UD history to have two kickoff returns of 50 or more yards in the same game • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance vs. Towson • missed West Chester game with an injury • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler.
High School: Played wide receiver at Gainesville High School for head coach Ryan Smith • enjoyed outstanding two-year high school career before suffering a season-ending knee injury prior to his senior year • was receiving interest from several SEC schools • caught 15 passes for 413 yards and five touchdowns and ran for three others scores as a junior in 2008 • .earned all-area honors as a junior • caught 12 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore in 2007 • two-year starter who led squad to record of 19-4 and two state playoff appearances • team went 9-2 in 2008 and 10-2 in 2009 • also competed in track and field.
Personal: Michael O'Shay Johnson • born Sept. 10, 1991 • son of Gwendolyn Johnson • strength & conditioning major at Delaware • enjoys basketball and playing cards during his spare time.
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