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(Updated November 2016)


Named to the College World Series and Tallahassee Regional All-Tournament Teams…drafted in the 14th round (447th overall pick) of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angels…started all 67 games for FSU and ended with a consecutive games started streak of 196 games…hit .263 (70-for-247) with 18 doubles, five home runs and 38 RBI…led the ACC and tied for first in the nation in walks with 69…drew a walk in 42 of 67 games including multiple walks in 18 games…averaged 1.03 walks per game…started the season reaching base in the first 29 games…had an outstanding series against Miami hitting .400 (6-for-15) with three doubles, four runs and four RBI…recorded three hits in game one – all doubles – while driving in two and scoring twice becoming the first Seminole to hit three doubles in a game this year and provided the walk-off base hit in the 10th inning in the series finale to complete the three-game sweep…made his first career start at shortstop in the series finale against Rhode Island…finished the Maryland series hitting .364 while connecting on his first two home runs of the season…hit .500 in the series at Clemson and tied a career-high with his second career four-hit game in the series finale…led the Seminoles in hitting in the Tallahassee Super Regional against Stanford going 5-for-9 (.556) with six runs, six RBI, a home run and two walks…posted a career-high four runs scored in game one of the series while finishing 2-for-3 with one RBI…delivered his fifth home run of the season and sixth career postseason homer (3-run shot) in the second inning in game two in going 3-for-6 with two runs and a career-high five RBI…made the most of his final shot at a CWS title, going 7-for-17 (.412) with three doubles while driving in three runs and scoring five runs of his own in four games.


Excelled in his first season as an every-day player for the Seminoles, starting all 68 games; four at second base and 64 at third base…finished second on the time in hitting (.337), while contributing 10 home runs and 58 RBI to the cause…boasted a .449 OBP on the season…named MVP of the NCAA Norwich Regional and a member of the All-Tournament team…hit .378 in nine NCAA Tournament games, including a team-best .455 in the College World Series…named ACC player of the Week on March 1…tied for seventh in the ACC with 47 walks… tied a single-game school record, drawing five walks in FSU’s 13 inning victory over Jacksonville (5/4)…set a new career-high with three hits, including a pair of doubles in the series finale against Georgia State…finished the Hofstra weekend series hitting .625 (5-for-8) with five runs scored and a team-high 10 RBI…tied a career-high with three hits and established a career-high with six RBI in game 1 of a doubleheader against the Pride…finished the doubleheader with nine RBI…surpassed career home run total (1) from freshman season by hitting a pair in back-to-back games of a doubleheader against Hofstra…broke up a no-hitter in the fifth inning against Jacksonville’s Matt Loosen by singling up the middle for the first hit of the game…scored both runs in FSU’s 2-0 victory…made several outstanding defensive plays at third base in the Virginia series…finished the weekend perfect in 10 fielding opportunities…had two hits in each of the last two games of the series at UNC…finished the series hitting .333 with a double, home run and two RBI…home run in the rubber game on Sunday in the eighth ignited a late inning rally to give FSU the series victory….drove in a pair of runs in a win over Stetson…hit .636 against Maryland, matching a career-high with two, three-hit games…extended hitting streak to a career-best 10 games after recording a hit in all three games against Virginia Tech…drove in the lone run on a sac fl y in a loss to UNF in Jacksonville…connected on a two-run home run in the second inning against Miami; one of four home runs in the series finale for the Seminoles…tied career-highs for at-bats (5), runs scored (2) and hits (3) in the series finale against Le Moyne…drove in five runs on a pair of doubles and a home run…hit .400 against Boston College with four singles and three runs scored while walking four times….reached base on all five plate appearances in a game 1 loss – 2 singles and 3 walks…hit .400 against NC State…established a career-high for runs in a game scoring three in the series finale…batted second in games 2 and 3 and hit .500 with four runs…drove in at least one run in the first three games for FSU in the ACC Tournament…recorded two runs and two hits in a win over Boston College…hit .417 in the NCAA Norwich Regional with five hits, including a double and two home runs, five runs scored and four RBI, worthy of his MVP selection…made several key defensive plays at third base…led the team with six RBI in the Super Regional…picked up two hits, scored twice and drove in a pair in the opening game…connected on his third home run of the NCAA Tournament in the second inning of game one…knocked in four runs in game three with the big hit coming in the eighth as he cleared the bases with a two-out double to give FSU a 7-3 lead….had a hit in all three College World Series games…matched career-highs for runs (3) and hits (3) in the second game against TCU…unloaded on his 10th home run of the season in the first inning against the Horned Frogs…drew a walk in all three games.


Made 28 appearances and hit .476 in 21 at-bats as a walk-on for the Seminoles…first collegiate hit came against High Point as he took the first pitch he saw in the eighth over the fence in right center for a grand slam home run…tallied a career-high four RBI in the win over the Panthers… tied a career-high with two hits twice in wins over UNC Asheville and in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional against Ohio State…posted a .600 average in two games in the NCAA Regional…registered career-highs in at-bats (4) and runs (2) while collecting a double and his first collegiate triple against the Buckeyes…tallied a season-high three assists twice against FIU and Ohio State…made his collegiate debut in left field in the top of the 11th inning vs. UNC Asheville…went 2-for-2 against the Bulldogs connecting on his first double of the season…hit .800 (4-for-5) as a pinch hitter…seven of his 10 hits on the year came with runners on base.


Played all four years at Alonso High…two-time All-County honoree as a junior and a senior…named team Offensive MVP as a senior, while receiving All-State third team accolades…during his junior year, earned the Gold Glove award and was named Best Defensive Player at the Saladino Tournament…four-year Honor Roll student…served as a senator in high school leadership class…active member of FCA and the Chess Club.


Son of Sherman and Brenda Johnson…brother Brandon is a freshman pitcher for the Seminoles…played summer ball in 2009 and 2010 with the Covington Lumberjacks of the Valley Baseball League…named to the Valley League All-Star game & Mid-Atlantic All-Star game in ’09…batted .310 in 46 games and helped team to the league championship…member of the 3.0 GPA Club at FSU (Spring 2009)…ACC Academic Honor Roll (2010-11)…major is geography…born on July 15, 1990.