Johnny Johnson III will return to Oregon in 2021


To entice players to play in the 2020 college football season, the NCAA has given a free year for players, who will not lose a year of eligibility regardless of snaps played this season.

One of those seniors who has decided to exercise that option and return to Oregon for his "super-senior" year is wide receiver Johnny Johnson III. 

Alert the Pac-12 Conference... He's back.

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The 6’0”, 200-pound four-year starting receiver officially announced on his personal Instagram on Friday afternoon:


Johnson’s career absolutely blossomed throughout his four years at Oregon. 

After suffering a case of the drops in his freshman and sophomore campaigns, Johnson spent the 2018 offseason working on his hands and making that his main focus. It paid off.

The next two seasons, Johnson was a nightmare matchup for opposing Pac-12 corners. 

Here’s a look at his Oregon career:

FRESHMAN (2017):

21 receptions for 299 yards and one touchdown.

He also made this incredible diving catch against Nebraska.


17 receptions for 215 yards and four touchdowns.


A breakout season with team-high receptions (57), receiving yards (836) and receiving touchdowns (7). Johnson finished eighth in the conference in yards and tied for seventh in touchdowns. 

He even recorded 10 catches for 207 yards and two touchdowns at Arizona State in 2019 being just one of two players in program history with 200 yards receiving in a road game.



19 receptions for 267 yards and two touchdowns in seven games played and started. He averaged 14.1 yards per catch and 38.1 yards per game.

And now, all that production is coming back to the Oregon offense.

This is huge news for the Ducks!