The dean of Big Ten football head coaches meets with media in Chicago
Hawkeye coaches speak with media Wednesday
Running backs is a position where the coach returns, but not much experience
Iowa makes 10th bowl appearance under Kirk Ferentz
Hawkeyes enjoy the weather, surroundings at 1st practice in Scottsdale
Hawkeyes rack up 456 yards of total offense in 45-24 victory.
2011 - - Saw action in four games . . . 18 rushing attempts for 79 yards . . . first action of career in 34-7 opening win over Tennessee Tech . . . eight rushing attempts for 32 yards in first career game, with a long of 11 yards . . . did not see action in triple-overtime loss at Iowa State . . . did not see action in 31-27 win over Pittsburgh . . . did not see action in 45-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe . . . did not see action in 13-3 loss at Penn State . . . saw action in 41-31 win over Northwestern as offense gained 379 yards total offense . . . rushed three times for 18 yards vs. Northwestern . . . saw action in 45-24 win over Indiana as offense gained 456 yards total offense . . . rushed five times for 26 yards vs. Hoosiers, with long of 12 yards . . . saw action in 22-21 loss at Minnesota, with two rushing attempts for three yards . . . did not see action in 24-16 win over 13th-ranked Michigan . . . did not see action in 37-21 loss to Michigan State . . . did not see action in 31-21 win at Purdue . . . did not see action in 20-7 loss at Nebraska . . . did not see action in Insight Bowl.
2010 - - Redshirted.
High school honors - - Named to all-Dade County team as a junior before missing senior season due to injury . . . Career - - team captain as a senior, despite missing season due to injury . . . prep team advanced to state playoffs for three straight seasons, posting a 20-5 record in his final two seasons . . . rushed 155 times for 1,121 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior, and had 68 yards on six pass receptions . . . rushed 120 times for 727 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore . . . also lettered in track, winning state shot put title as a junior.
Personal - - Born 1/02/92 . . . pre-business major . . . parents are Pauletta Roberts and Michael Johnson . . . high school coach was Alvin Slaughter.
Career Rushing Bests Attempts: 8 vs. Tennessee Tech, 9/03/11 Yards: 32 vs. Tennessee Tech, 9/03/11 Touchdowns: Long: 12 vs. Indiana, 10/22/11