Mizzou Football redshirt freshman Johnathon Johnson is the SEC Freshman of the Week following his 210 all-purpose yards with a pair of touchdowns during Mizzou’s 61-21 win over Eastern Michigan. Johnson became the first Football Bowl Subdivision player with a punt return touchdown, receiving touchdown and 100 receiving yards in an FBS game since 2001, according to data from Sports-Reference.com.
Johnson muffed a punt then turned on the burners for a 54-yard score in the second quarter, marking Mizzou’s first punt return touchdown since Marcus Murphy in 2014 at Florida (Oct. 18).
Johnson did all the work on a screen pass from Drew Lock going 87 yards for a touchdown, the longest pass play from scrimmage since L’Damian Washington scored a 96-yard TD against South Carolina in 2013.
Johnson’s 210 all-purpose yards last Saturday were just 17 shy of cracking the all-time top-25 at Mizzou.
Mizzou hosts No. 13/16 Georgia at 6:30 p.m.