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  Marty Johnson
Marty Johnson

Player Profile

Sacramento, Calif.

High School:
Rio Linda HS

Last College:
Butte JC





UTAH: Incredibly talented player is returning from one-year suspension ... received two-year medical hardship extension from the NCAA prior to the 2003 season after playing just three games combined in

2001-02 due to injuries ... has one year left to play ... big, bruising runner in the mold of former Ute and NFL greats Jamal Anderson and Mike Anderson.

2003-Suspended from team.

2002-NCAA's leading rusher (202.5 ypg) for the first two weeks before season-ending knee injury in the fourth quarter of Utah's 40-13 win over Indiana on Sept. 7 ... 176 yards vs. Utah State on Aug. 31 was best season-opener ever by a Ute ... rushed for 229 yards vs. Indiana, fourth-best rushing total in school history, and was named Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week ... averaged 7.0 yards per rush ... despite playing in just two games, ranked fourth on team in scoring (24 points) and second in rushing yards (405)... 3 rushing TDs and 1 receiving touchdown ... caught 2 passes for 28 yards.

2001-Started in first game and led all rushers with 95 yards and 1 TD vs. Utah State ... averaged 15.8 yards per rush vs. USU ... also caught 2 passes for 29 yards vs. Aggies ... rib injury in first game ended season prematurely.

PRIOR TO UTAH: All-American running back for Butte JC (Calif.) ... made all-state and all-conference both years at Butte ... set school rushing records for most yards in a game (368), season (1,790) and career (3,388) ... also set school single-season TD record with 22 ... signed with Boise State out of high school and played in one game in 1998, rushing 3 times for 15 yards ... played high school ball at Rio Linda High (Calif.) ... three-time all-conference football player also made all-conference basketball team twice ... all-city in football two years ... lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track ... honor roll.

PERSONAL: Son of Myron and Christine Johnson (stepmother) ... father played football for Butte JC ... two brothers and one sister ... sociology major ... full name is Myron Thomas Johnson, but goes by Marty ... born Jan. 26, 1980.

1998*	1/0	3	15	5.0	0
2001	1/1	6	95	15.8	1	67
2002	2/2	58	405	7.0	3	38
Totals	4/3	67	515	7.7	4	67
*at Boise State
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