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Drake Johnson | Running Back

Team: Michigan Wolverines
Age / DOB:  (20) / 3/8/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 211

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Michigan head coach Brady Hoke announced that redshirt sophomore RB Drake Johnson and sophomore De'Veon Smith are "No. 1 and No. 1-A" on the depth chart.
Former elite recruit Derrick Green falls behind the duo. "Right now, it would be Drake Johnson and De'Veon," Hoke said Sunday. "So, you've got a No. 1 and No. 1-A (there), and then you've got a No. 2 with Derrick." The 5-foot-11, 220-pound Smith is a coach's dream because he's a willing blocker. Johnson (6-foot, 211) is working his way back from a torn ACL suffered during the first game of last season. "It's only made me stronger mentally and it's only going to help me going into the season," Johnson said. "As low as you can get, you realize you can still recover from it. So no matter what happens during a year, it won't be as bad (a season-ending injury). However strong I was in camp last year, I've got to be that much stronger now." Aug 10 - 11:08 PM
Source: MLive.com

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Michigan announced that redshirt freshman RB Drake Johnson will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his ACL Saturday against Central Michigan.

Johnson wrecked his knee covering a kick in the second half. Michigan's first back off the bench, Johnson rushed for nine yards on two carries before his knee gave out. "You just hate it for Drake, but he's as tough as anyone on this football team, and he will make it back from this," Michigan coach Brady Hoke said. "He worked so hard through his redshirt season and had a really good camp in backing up Fitz (Toussaint), not to mention he was a really valuable special teams player for us."
Source: MLive.com
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 03:01:00 PM