Nebraska Cornhuskers running back Emmett Johnson has been named SBLive’s National Football Player of the Year.
Johnson committed to the Nebraska Cornhuskers in December 2021.
Johnson had a huge senior season at the Academy of Holy Angels in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 11 games, he rushed for 2,484 yards and 41 touchdowns.
Johnson also played a large role on the defensive side of the ball. As a safety, he racked up 71 total tackles, ten tackles for loss, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles.
Johnson was named Minnesota’s Mr. Football by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association.
Despite his on-the-field production, Johnson flew somewhat under the radar during the recruiting process. 247 Sports ranked him as the 68th-best running back in the 2022 class.
Johnson could prove to be a steal for the Cornhuskers.