The skinny on Teyo Johnson


Posted Apr 26, 2003


TEYO JOHNSON Wide Receiver/H-Back/Tight End Stanford University Cardinal

Positives…Natural athlete with a very impressive height/weight/speed factor... Has a well-developed frame that packs a lot of power...Displays functional upfield quickness and the acceleration to elude defenders after the catch...Has the body control to make sharp cuts coming out of his routes...Shows good timing to the stick posts and on corner routes... Uses his quickness and power to gain most of his yardage after the catch...Shows good timing going up for the ball in flight and a competitive nature to wrest the ball away from defenders in traffic...Extends his arms properly and catches with his hands...Has the strength to escape press coverage...Shows aggression and functional strength when called upon for blocking purposes...Capable of making the crack block upfield...Knows how to come back for the underneath and off-target passes.

Negatives…While he has good speed, he sometimes looks hesitant in his initial step off the line...Little stiff running his routes and inconsistent protecting the ball on the run...Not always aware of the playing field and tends to have balance problems working the side-lines...While his hands appear natural, he can drop the easy passes due to a lack of concentration and only adequate arm extension (has made improvements in this area over the last year), especially when he gets into a rhythm where he body-catches, rather than reach for the ball...Flashes some flexibility adjusting to the ball, but he’s not as aware of his surroundings on the field as one would like.

CAREER NOTES

One of the top two-sport athletes in the nation, Teyo not only became one of the most feared players on the football team, but he moved into the starting lineup for Stanford’s nationally-ranked basketball team…Came to Stanford as one of the nation’s most coveted athletes out of Mira Mesa High in the San Diego area, where he was a quarterback with great athletic skills, and a power forward on the basketball court…He was a redshirt QB at Stanford as a true freshman in 2000, but during the spring of 2001, he was converted to wide receiver…His size, agility and athleticism makes a him a very difficult matchup for opposing defenses…Finished his career with 79 receptions for 1032 yards (13.1 avg) and 15 touchdowns (scores rank eighth on the school’s career-record list).

2002 SEASON

Started every game at split end…Led the team with 41 receptions for 467 yards (11.4 avg) and eight touchdowns…Carried once for a 2-yard loss.

Boston College…Opened the season with 7 catches for 117 yards and a 7-yard score.

San Jose State…Hauled in 7 passes for 107 yards and a pair of 4-yard touchdowns.

Arizona State…Followed with a 5-yard scoring grab.

Notre Dame…Scored for the fourth-straight game as he made 3 catches for 41 yards and a 14-yard touchdown.

Washington State…Had 5 receptions for 36 yards and caught a two-point conversion pass.

UCLA…Added 32 yards on 4 catches.

Oregon…Followed with a 2-yard touchdown grab.

Southern California…Gained 32 yards on 4 catches, including an 11-yard score.

California…Closed out his career with 5 receptions for 61 yards and an 8-yard touchdown.

2001 SEASON

Freshman All-American fourth-team selection by The Sporting News…Co-recipient (along with Washington’s Reggie Williams) of the Pac-10 Conference Freshman of the Year Award…All-Pac 10 Conference honorable mention…Winner of the Menlo-Atherton Trophy as the team’s Most Outstanding Freshman…Despite playing behind Ryan Wells at split end, he finished second on the team with 38 receptions for 565 yards (14.9 avg) and seven touchdowns.

Boston College…Made his collegiate debut with 4 catches for 51 yards and a 14-yard score.

Arizona State…Followed with 3 catches for 42 yards and a 13-yard touchdown.

Oregon…Amassed 95 yards on 5 grabs, including a 28-yard score.

Washington…Made 6 catches for 80 yards.

Arizona…Had 8 receptions for 116 yards and touchdowns of 3 & 23 yards.

California…Snared 6 passes for 84 yards and a 31-yard score.

Notre Dame…Gained 60 yards on 3 catches.

Georgia Tech (Seattle Bowl)…Grabbed 6 passes for 45 yards and a 4-yard touchdown.

2000 SEASON

Redshirted as a freshman, competing on the scout team as a quarterback.

BASKETBALL

Two-year letterwinner in basketball for one of the nation’s top programs…Valuable reserve as a true freshman in 2000-01…Joined the basketball team on a full-time basis for the 2001-02 season after playing in the Seattle Bowl on December 27, 2001…In December, 2001, he would pull double duty practicing with both the football and basketball teams… On three occasions, he practiced with the football team in the afternoon, then suited up and played in basketball games that evening…Played in 25 games in 2001-02, 11 as a starter…Averaged 5.8 points and 4.8 rebounds…Scored a career-high 15 points vs. Oregon State (2/9/02)…Also scored 12 points in a key home game vs. Arizona (2/2/02)… Tied a career-best by grabbing seven rebounds on three occasions in 2001-02 vs. Oregon, Arizona and Washington…Also had a career-high five assists vs. the Huskies (2/14/02)… A valuable frontline player off the bench for a Cardinal team that was ranked No. 1 in the country and reached the NCAA West Regional Final during the 2000-01 season…In 28 games, averaged 4.1 points and 2.2 rebounds…Shot 51.3 (39-of-76) percent from the floor and 45.5 (10-of-22) percent from 3-point range…The 3-point percentage was the second highest by a freshman in school history…Named to the Honorable Mention All Pac-10 Freshman Team…Played a season-high 23 minutes in the NCAA West Regional Final against Maryland (3/24/01)…Played 20 minutes against UNC Greensboro (3/15/01) in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament with eight points, four rebounds, one assist and a block…Chalked up eight points in eight minutes of play against St. Joseph’s (3/17/01) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.


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