PLAYER
Vernon Johnson
WR #83
Height:
6-0
Weight:
192
Age:
25
College:
Texas A&M Commerce
Experience:
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Biography

Spent two seasons at Southwestern Junior College before transferring to Texas A&M Commerce in 2013. Finished his career at Commerce with 147 receptions for 2,608 yards and 25 touchdowns, averaging 113.4 yards per game in 23 career games.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 7, 2015.

COLLEGE
Spent two seasons at Southwestern Junior College before transferring to Texas A&M Commerce in 2013. Finished his career at Commerce with 147 receptions for 2,608 yards and 25 touchdowns, averaging 113.4 yards per game in 23 career games.

2014: Ended his college career with a career-high 77 receptions and finished with 1,258 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. Recorded 100 or more yards in seven games, including five-consecutive in contests against Tarleton State (102), Angelo State (113), West Texas A&M (102), Midwestern State (180) and McMurry (118).

  • Racked up a career-high 191 yards on only four catches and two touchdowns in the season finale against East Central.

2013: In his first season at Commerce, took the offense by storm and finished with 70 receptions for 1,350 yards and 13 touchdowns (122.7 yards per game). Named the Lone Star Conference Wide Receiver of the Year and was a first team all-conference selection at wide receiver and kick returner.

  • Set the Commerce single-season records in receptions (70) and receiving touchdowns (13).
  • Had 100-yard receiving games in nine of the 12 games on the year, going for at least 129 yards in each of those games.
  • Set the Commerce single-game record with 201 kickoff return yards in the win over McMurry.

PERSONAL
Was a three-year letterman at Brewer (Texas) High School and totaled 68 catches for nearly 1,000 yards as a senior under head coach Paul Sharr. Also lettered in track and field and basketball.

  • Son of Ratisapea Nailon.

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