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11 Josh Johnson
Josh  Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oakland, CA

High School:
Oakland Tech

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200

Position:
QB

Birthdate:
05/15/1986

Experience:
3V


12/12/2017

Petersen named to Associated Press FCS All-America First Team

Ross Dwelley earns third team honors on offense at tight end

11/21/2017

Toreros play at Northern Arizona on Saturday in 1st Round of FCS Playoffs

San Diego making its third trip in four seasons to FCS Playoffs

10/21/2017

Lawrence tosses six touchdowns in 63-10 win at Jacksonville

USD improves PFL consecutive victory mark to seventeen straight

09/18/2017

Agnew Electrifies With First NFL Touchdown

Detroit Lions rookie scores on 88-yard punt return in victory

05/02/2017

USD Football Announce 2017 Recruiting Class

36 newcomers will report in early August with Torero returners

  • 2007 Payton Watch Candidate

  • 2007 Preseason All-American (CSN)

  • 2006 3rd Team All-American (AP)

  • 2006 First Team All-American (The Sports Network & Football Gazette)
  • 2005 First Team All-American (The Sports Network)
  • Offensive Back of the Year (Don Hansen's)

  • Two-time PFL Offensive Player of the Year

  • Two-time USD Team MVP
  • NOTABLE: Josh Johnson is in his fourth and final year at USD... One of the top I-AA quarterbacks in the nation, last year Josh finished 6th in voting for the Wlater Payton Award as the top I-AA offensive player in the nation... Led nation in total offense (336.7 ypg), total passing yards (3,320), passing efficiency (169.0 rating) and points responsible for (24.33 ppg)... Is current active career leader in passing efficiency (168.16 rating) and completion percentage (67.80)... Already the USD career leader in pass completions (518), Josh enters the 2007 campaign needing just 6 touchdown passes and 777 passing yards to break the school marks held by Eric Rasmussen (75 TD passes and 7,487 passing yards)... Is a 2007 College Sporting News Preseason All-America 2nd Team pick... One of 50 People To Watch in 2007 (San Diego Magazine).

    2006 at USD: Named 3rd Team AP All-American for all I-AA players... 1st Team Mid-Major All-American (The Sports Network)... PFL Offensive Player of the Year... USD Most Valuable Player award... In 12 games, Josh made a huge statement on why he is one of the top quarterbacks in the nation... He led USD to a perfect 10-0 start, and as a two-year starter is 22-2... USD has held the top spot in the Sports Network Mid-Major Poll for 20 straight polls, and entered the Top 25 for the first time in school history on October 2nd, 2006... USD reached a program-best No. 14 in the Sports Network Poll, and finished the season ranked No. 20... Josh, who was named the PFL Player of the Week six times, was named the unanimous PFL Offensive Player of the Year... He ranked #1 in four NCAA I-AA statistics - total offense (336.7 yards per game), passing efficiency (169.0 rating), total passing yards (3,320) and points responsible for (24.33)... For the season he completed 246-of-371 passes (66.3%) for 3,320 yards and 34 touchdowns; on the ground he rushed for 720 yards and 11 scores on 107 carries (6.7 yards per carry ave.)... Johnson passed for 4 touchdowns six times, and rushed for one or more scores in nine contests... He totaled four games with 300+ yards passing including a season-best 384 yards vs. Jacksonville... In the team's 56-14 win over Dayton, Johnson completed 26-of-31 passes for 316 yards, rushed for 2 scores and even hauled in a 25-yard TD reception... In the PFL clinching 38-21 win at Jacksonville (11-4-06), Johnson set a school record for total offense with 470 yards... He completed 30-43 passes for 384 yards and 4 scores; and added 86 yards rushing on the ground... In the 44-21 win over Morehead State (10-28-06), Johnson passed for 202 yards and 3 TDs, including a 72-yard bomb to John Matthews, and added 80 yards rushing on 9 carries... In the team's 68-7 win over Valparaiso (10-14-06), he completed 18-of-23 passes for 286 yards and 4 TDs, and added a 3-yard TD run; In 56-3 win over Butler (10-7-06), Johnson completed 19-of-29 passes for 235 yards and 3 TDs, and rushed for 61 yards including a 4-yard TD sprint; In 50-21 win at Davidson (9-30-06), he passed for 310 yards on 27-39 passing & rushed for 127 yards and a 20-yard TD sprint; in 43-17 win at Yale (9-16-06) Johnson passed for 345 yards on 28-35 passing & added 70 yards rushing that included a highlight reel 46-yard TD run; in 41-7 home win over Dixie State (9-9-06) he passed for 293 yards on 20-31 passing.

    2005 at USD: Last year was First Team All-American (Sports Network) and Offensive Back of the Year (Don Hansen) after record-setting season... First Team All-PFL and team MVP completed 70.1% of his passes (260-371) for 3,256 yards and 36 touchdowns... Added 379 yards on the ground with 4 rushing TDs... Three-time PFL Offensive Player of the Week... Tied school-record with 7 TD passes at Valparaiso (all coming in 1st half)... Tossed 5 TDs on 24-37 passing for 375 yards in PFL Championship win over Morehead State... Totaled 8 games with 3 or more passing touchdowns.

    2004 at USD: Was backup quarterback to Todd Mortensen (signed free agent contract with Detroit Lions) and completed 12-of-22 passes for 135 yards.

    High School: Prepped at Oakland Technical High School where he threw for 1,900 yards and 22 touchdowns with just two interceptions his senior season, leading his team to the Oakland Athletic League Championship... Earned First Team All-City, Oakland Chamber of Commerce Prep of the Month and Most Improved Player honors... Named Most Inspirational his junior year when he could not play due to injury... Lettered in basketball where he was named Honorable Mention... Also lettered in track, placing third in the Oakland Athletic League high jump with a jump of six feet, five inches.

    Personal: Born on May 15, 1986 in Oakland, CA... Also recruited by St. Mary's and Idaho State... Chose USD for the opportunity to attend a good school and be a part of an excellent football program on the rise... Notes that football, school and video games are his life.

    Major: Communications.

    Minor: Business Administration.

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    Toreros play SDSU Thursday night at 8
    Video Thumbnail Football: Week Fourteen
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    Video Thumbnail Football: NAU From the Sidelines
    Toreros win in first round of playoffs at NAU
    Video Thumbnail Football: Week Thirteen
    Football travels to NAU for the first round of the FCS Playoffs
    Video Thumbnail Torero Tuesday
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    Video Thumbnail Football: Week Twelve
    Toreros gear up for last game of conference play
    Video Thumbnail Football: Week Eleven
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    Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Summer Mason
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    Video Thumbnail On Saturday We Dominate
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    Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Henry Lander
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    Video Thumbnail Football: Week Ten
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    Video Thumbnail Halloween Hoopla
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    Video Thumbnail Football: Week Nine
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    Video Thumbnail Seamus McFadden's Legacy
    39 years in review by former players and coaches
    Video Thumbnail Seamus Night
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    Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
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    Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: New Heights
    Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
    Video Thumbnail Homecoming
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    Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
    Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
    Video Thumbnail Football: Week Seven
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    Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
    USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
    Video Thumbnail USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
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    Video Thumbnail Football: Week Five
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    Video Thumbnail Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
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    Video Thumbnail Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
    From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
    Video Thumbnail Football: Week Four
    Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
    Video Thumbnail Cross Country: USD Invite
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    Video Thumbnail Football: Week Three
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    Video Thumbnail USD Invite: Take a Lap
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    Video Thumbnail Football: Week Two
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    Video Thumbnail Three Games - One Day
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    Video Thumbnail Football: Week One
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    Video Thumbnail 2017 Football Season Preview
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    Video Thumbnail USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
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