In which BracketCat counts down the 69th day until the 2020 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State offensive lineman Noah Johnson.
Disclaimer: As the 2020 current football season still is technically set to proceed as planned in Manhattan on Sept. 5, we will continue the Countdown as normal for now.
#69 Noah Johnson
Redshirt Senior | 6-1 | 286 lbs. | Wichita, Kansas
- Position: Offensive Line
- Previous College: Butler Community College
- Projection: Second-String
- Status: Preferred Walk-On
Noah Christopher Johnson (b. April 28, 1998) is a physical offensive lineman who sat out the 2018 season, using his redshirt, after transferring from the community college ranks.
Johnson then played as a reserve offensive lineman in three games in 2019, against Nicholls, Bowling Green and Kansas, which gives him basically just as much game experience as any other returning offensive lineman not named Josh Rivas.
He picked up first-team Academic All-Big 12 accolades last season and graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.
A three-year letter-winner under head coach Alan Schuckman at Bishop Carroll High School, the Golden Eagles went 34-3 with Johnson as a starting offensive lineman.
He earned 2015 first-team all-state honors from The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle, while he was named to both publications’ Top 11 teams as one of the top prep players in the state of Kansas and also earned first-team all-state honors from both as a junior.
Johnson helped Bishop Carroll to average 45.8 points per game and total nearly 5,000 offensive yards during his senior year of 2015.
After graduation, he went on to play under head coach Tim Schaffner at Butler Community College and earn honorable mention all-conference accolades as a freshman in 2016, a year in which he played every offensive snap.
Johnson then earned first-team all-conference honors as a guard during his sophomore season of 2017, blocking for an offense that averaged 167 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns.
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