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Ian Johnson

# 41
Running Back - RB

Height: 5-11  Weight: 194

Sophomore

Previous Affiliations
   Damien HS
Hometown
   San Dimas, CA

COLLEGE - (2007) Named preseason third-team All-America by Nationalchamps.net...Picked as a member of the preseason All-WAC team by the Sporting News, Blue Ribbon Yearbook and CollegeFootballNews.com...Enters the season third in the nation among active players in career rushing touchdowns with 26 and fourth in career total touchdowns with 26...

(2006) Named first-team All-America by SI.com and CBS SportsLine.com...Named second-team All-America by the Sporting News...Named third-team All-America by the Associated Press...Named first-team All-WAC...Finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy voting...Named a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award...One of 10 "Players to Watch" for the 2006 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award...Finished the regular season leading the nation in scoring (12.67 ppg) and touchdowns (25), while ranking second in the country in rushing (142.83 ypg), fourth in rushing yards and fifth in all-purpose rushing (147.42 ypg)...Led the Western Athletic Conference in rushing and scoring, while finishing second in all-purpose yards and ninth in total offense (142.83 ypg)...Set new Boise State single-season rushing record with 1,713 yards on 277 carries...Five touchdowns scored against Oregon State was the most in a single game by any player last season, while four touchdowns against Idaho and New Mexico State tied for third most in a single game...Had four of the top 61 rushing games in the country with his 240 yards against Oregon State ranking eighth, his 192 yards at New Mexico State ranking 38th, his 183 yards at Idaho ranking 46th and his 178 yards against Hawai’i ranking 61st...Finished with nine 100-yard rushing games...Also had 149 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries against San Jose State despite suffering a partially collapsed lung early in the second quarter...Had 147 yards and three touchdowns against Nevada on 29 carries in the Broncos BCS bowl clinching win in the season finale after missing the Utah State...Had 136 yards and two touchdowns against Fresno State...Rushed for 119 yards against Wyoming...Had 100 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries in Boise State’s 43-42 win over Oklahoma in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl...Had 92 yards and one touchdown on just 14 carries against Louisiana Tech, 89 yards and two touchdowns on just 13 carries against Sacramento State and 88 yards on just 14 carries against Utah...Averaged 6.2 yards per carry, while catching eight passes for 55 yards...Named Walter Camp Football Foundation National 1-A Offensive Player of the Week, CollegeSportReport.com 1-A Performer of the Week and WAC Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 240 yards and five touchdowns and catching one pass for 21 yards against Oregon State in Boise State’s 42-14 win...The 240 yards rushing against Oregon State was the third most in school history, while the five touchdowns tied a school record...The 10.9 yards per carry he averaged against Oregon State was the eighth most all-time at Boise State for a single game, while the 261 yards of all-purpose offense tied for ninth...Named WAC Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 178 yards and two touchdowns in Boise State’s 41-34 win over Hawai’i...Named to The Sporting News Preseason All-WAC Team...

(2005) Part of Boise State’s tailback by committee...Finished the season second on the team in rushing with 663 yards and four touchdowns...Led the Broncos in rushing in seven of their 13 games, including their first five...Had one 100-yard game during the season, a 103-yard and one touchdown effort at Louisiana Tech in the final game of the regular season...Had 85 yards on 16 carries against Bowling Green...Rushed for 84 yards on 12 carries with a touchdown against Nevada...Finished with 78 yards on 16 carries against Portland State...Rushed for 72 yards on 10 carries at Oregon State...Also scored touchdowns against San Jose State and New Mexico State...Caught four passes for 21 yards...His 663 yards rushing is the fourth-most in school history by a freshman, trailing only Cedric Minter (877), Chris Thomas (818) and Terry Zahner (724)...

(2004) Redshirted for the Broncos...Originally signed with Boise State in February 2004.

HIGH SCHOOL - A 2004 graduate of Damien High School in San Dimas, California...Finished a stellar career with 3,627 yards rushing and 45 touchdowns in three seasons...Named Inland Valley Offensive Player of the Year, L.A. Times All-San Gabriel Valley first team, San Gabriel Valley Tribune All-Area first team, Daily Bulletin Inland Valley All-Area Team, All-Sierra League MVP, and CIF Division II first-team all-league as a senior...Was also a team captain...Set Damien High School records in career rushing yards, season rushing yards (1,751 yards) and points scored (282). As a senior, rushed for school record 1,751 yards (7.9 yards per carry) and 23 touchdowns on 220 carries...Also had 66 tackles, two interceptions, four fumble recoveries and six sacks on defense...As a junior named CIF Division II first-team all-league, CIF Division II All-CIF as a strong safety, All-San Gabriel Valley first team, All-Inland Valley team, L.A. Times All-Area Team, and San Gabriel Valley Tribune All-Area team after rushing for 1,397 yards (6.2 yards per carry) and 18 touchdowns on 225 carries...Also caught 15 passes for 353 yards...As a sophomore named CIF Division II second team after rushing for 479 yards (4.9 per carry) on 98 carries and catching 13 passes for 194 yards...Also lettered in track where he was an All-Sierra League and All-CIF pick while competing in the 100-meters, 200-meters, and 4x100-meter relay...High school coach was Scott Morrison.

MAJOR - Management

BOISE STATE VARSITY LETTERS EARNED -Two