Oct 1, 2011; Columbia, SC, USA; Auburn Tigers mascot Aubie prior to the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium. Tigers won 16-13. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Auburn Tigers Commit Jeremy Johnson Named Mr. Football in Alabama


The Auburn Tigers have a heck of a recruit in Carver-Montgomery quarterback Jeremy Johnson and he is going to becoming in to Auburn with even more hype. Earlier this week, Johnson was named Mr. Football in Alabama.

For Johnson, winning Mr. Football was a dream that he has had since starting to play college football.

It means a lot,” Johnson said, “for the school and my team and the whole Wolverine Nation. My coaches kept telling me that I’d eventually be up for it, and it’s an honor to win it.”

The 6-foot-6 signal-caller threw for 3,193 yards and 31 touchdown in 2012. He added 705 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground. Just to show off his all-around skill, Johnson also racked up a receiving touchdown.

Johnson will become the second straight Mr. Football in Alabama to join the SEC. Last year’s winner was Daphne running back TJ Yeldon who committed to the national champion Alabama Crimson Tide football team and made a big impact as a freshman. Auburn is hoping Johnson can have the same kind of impact.

Here is video of Johnson talking with the media after winning the Mr. Football award:

Congrats to the young man and we wish him a productive and healthy collegiate career.

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