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Untitled Document Doug Johnson
Quarterback 6-3, 220
1996-99, 4L
Gainesville (Buchholz HS)

A four-time letterwinner...Played in 37 regular season games with 22 starts for 1,638 plays...Also played in 1997 Sugar Bowl, 1998 Citrus Bowl and started both 1999 Orange Bowl and 2000 Citrus Bowl...Fully recovered from a broken fibula in his left leg sustained against Syracuse in the 1999 Orange Bowl...504-907 for 7,114 yards with 62 TDs and 36 INTs...7,114 career passing yards is sixth-best in school history...62 career TD passes is third-best all-time in Gator history and seventh-best in SEC history...Seven career 300-yard games ranks third in school history...A career passing efficiency of 136.07...Was drafted in the second round of the 1996 Major League Baseball draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and played with that organization during the 1996 and 1997 summers...1999 - Played in 11 of 12 games (all but South Carolina) with 10 starts (all but South Carolina and SEC Championship Game versus Alabama) for 627 plays...Also started Citrus Bowl...Selected to play in East-West Shrine Game and Florida All-Star Gridiron Classic...One of 25 players named to the O'Brien National Quarterback Award list...One of 16 players on the watch list for Unitas Golden Arm Award (nation's top senior quarterback)...Recipient of UF's Big Play on Offense Award...190-of-337 for 2,574 yards and 20 TDs with 13 interceptions and a pass efficiency rating of 132.41, which ranked second in the SEC and 29th in the nation...20 TD passes ranked second in the SEC...223.91 yards per game of total offense ranked fourth in the SEC and 32nd in the nation...21-of-39 for 282 yards against Western Michigan, with four TDs and two interceptions...Against Central Florida, was 15-of-23 for 271 yards with four TDs and one interception...Versus Tennessee, was 21-of-44 for 343 yards with two TDs and three interceptions...19-of-34 against Kentucky for 241 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions...Against Alabama, was 22-of-31 for 309 yards with four TDs, including a career-long 73-yard scoring toss to Darrell Jackson...17-of-29 for 227 yards versus LSU with one TD and one interception...24-of-43 for 310 yards against Auburn with one TD and two interceptions...17-of-32 for 234 yards against Georgia with one TD and two interceptions while also scoring on a 2-yard run...14-of-24 for 143 yards against Vanderbilt...Alternated plays with Jesse Palmer and was 20-of-36 for 214 yards versus Florida State with one TD and two interceptions...24-50 for 288 yards and three TDs vs. Michigan State in the Citrus Bowl...1998 - Played in 10 of 11 regular season games (all but The Citadel) with five starts (Auburn, Georgia, Vanderbilt, South Carolina and Florida State) for 482 plays... Also started Orange Bowl... Named UF's Comeback Player of the Year... Had rotated with Jesse Palmer at quarterback spot in first half of season but moved into top role following Palmer's season-ending injury (broken collarbone) against LSU in week six... Underwent surgery on his right shoulder to correct minor rotator cuff fraying in May of 1998...154-274 passing for 2,346 yards with 19 TDs and eight INTs on the year for a 145.17 pass efficiency rating (fourth in the SEC and 19th in the nation)... Saw first action of the season against Northeast Louisiana, completing 3-4 passes for 31 yards... Alternated on each play with Jesse Palmer against Tennessee, going 15-26 passing for 199 yards... Was 13-23 passing for 270 yards with five TDs and no INTs vs. Kentucky alternating with Jesse Palmer and received a game ball for his performance...Alternated with Jesse Palmer for third straight game and was 10-20 passing for 187 yards and one INT vs. Alabama. The interception came in the second quarter, breaking a streak of 91 consecutive pass attempts without an interception... 13-22 passing with one touchdown after entering LSU game following injury to Jesse Palmer... First start of season vs. Auburn, completing 15-28 passes for 198 yards with two TDs and two INTs... Became second Gator player in two years to throw, catch and rush for a touchdown in the same game as he accomplished the feat against Georgia... Was 25-34 passing for 292 yards with two TDs and one interception, and added two-yard touchdown run and 10-yard TD catch from wide receiver Travis McGriff... Passed for 460 yards, the second-best single-game total in school history, on 24-39 passing with four TDs and one INT vs. Vanderbilt...23-42 for 360 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions vs. South Carolina... 13-36 for 187 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions vs. Florida State...Was 12-17 passing for 195 yards and two touchdowns vs. Syracuse in Orange Bowl prior to breaking left fibula... 1997 - 148-269 passing for 2,023 yards with 21 TDs and 12 INTs for a pass efficiency rating of 135.03... Played in nine games with seven starts (all but Auburn with a one-game suspension for team rule violation, Vanderbilt, South Carolina and Florida State) and saw action in 459 plays... Also played in Citrus Bowl... Made first career start against Southern Mississippi with 17-34, 231-yard performance with two TDs and three INTs... 18-27 for 310 yards with seven TDs (all in first half) vs. Central Michigan...Seven TDs vs. Central Michigan tied a NCAA record for most TD passes in a half and the seven total TD passes tied the SEC and UF individual record... 14-32 for 261 yds. with three TDs and two INTs vs. Tennessee... 22-34 for 286 yards and five TDs vs. Kentucky, with 22 completions a career-best...18-30 for 237 yards with three TDs and no INTs vs. Arkansas... 32-57 for career-high 346 yards with four INTs vs. LSU. 32 completions is tied for the second-best single-game total in UF history, while the 57 attempts ranks as the second-most in Gator history. Had a streak of 75 pass attempts without an interception snapped vs. LSU... Missed the Auburn game due to a team suspension...12-25 for 115 yards with two INTs vs. Georgia... 2-5 for 19 yards with one INT vs. South Carolina...Alternated with Noah Brindise and was 13-25 for 218 yards and one TD. Threw a 63-yard pass to Jacquez Green late in the game to set up the game-winning touchdown... Alternated with Brindise in the Citrus Bowl and was 5-12 passing for 77 yards with one touchdown (35 yards to Jacquez Green) and one interception... 1996 - Played in seven games for 70 plays... Also played in Sugar Bowl...The only true freshman from the 1996 recruiting class not to redshirt ...Completed 12-27 passes for 171 yds. with two TDs and three INTs... First career touchdown pass was to Jamie Richardson for 19 yards vs. Kentucky...3-9 passing for 37 yards and two interceptions vs. SW Louisiana, becoming first true freshman to see action at quarterback for Coach Spurrier at Florida ...3-7 passing for 37 yards vs. Georgia Southern... 2-2 passing for 29 yards and one touchdown (14 yards) vs. Georgia... Prep - One of the state's top prep QBs in 1995 who garnered prep All-America honors... A first-team prep All-America selection by BlueChip Illustrated... National Recruiting Advisor ranked him among the top five prospects in the country in its "Pro-Style QB" ranking... Ranked among the top 10 in Emfinger's National Blue Chips "Dropback Passer" category... Honorable mention All-America honors from USA Today... Selected one of the top two QBs in the state of Florida by SuperPrep...Gainesville Sun Area Offensive Player of the Year in 1995 after leading Buchholz to state semifinals in class 5A... Second-team All-State selection (5A)... As a senior in '95 completed 160 of 275 passes (58.2%) for 2,234 yards and 18 TDs... High school coach was John Hunt... Also a standout baseball player...Hit .407 with 12 home runs and 42 RBI in 1996... Also 7-1 on the mound with a 0.98 ERA...Set school records for home runs in a season and RBI in a career... Personal - Born Doug Johnson on October 27, 1977 in Gainesville, Florida... Parents - Doug and Donna Johnson...Enjoys hunting, fishing and going to the beach... Favorite television shows are "NYPD Blue" and "Coach" ... Favorite sports personalities are Ozzie Smith and Steve Young... Major - Sports Management.

1999 337 190 2574 56.4 13 20
1998 274 154 2346 56.2 8 19
1997 269 148 2023 55.0 12 21
1996 27 12 171 44.4 3 2
Totals 907 504 7114 55.6 36 62

Attempts: 57 (LSU, 1997)
Passing TDs: 7 (Central Michigan, 1997)
Interceptions: 4 (LSU, 1997)
Completions: 32 (LSU, 1997)
Longest Pass Play: 73 (Alabama and LSU, 1999)
Yards: 347 (LSU, 1997)
Longest TD Pass: 73 yards (Alabama, 1999)

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