Sophomore Saevion Johnson, the Fresno State Bulldogs No. 24 running back, has exploded on the field this past season, tallying 131 yards, up from 20 yards in his freshman year.
The Pearland, Texas native spent his first two years with the team as a redshirt. During his 2017 redshirt freshman year he played in eight games, logging two receptions on 23 yards and seven carries for 20 yards.
In 2018, Johnson played in 13 games, earning three touchdowns and “a season-high 10 carries for 45 yards” scoring “a season-high two touchdowns” during the Sept. 1 opener facing the University of Idaho Vandals, according to the school’s website.
At Pearland Dawson High School, the 6-foot, 200-pound junior running back earned the Houston Chronicle’s District 22-6A Offensive MVP, with 214 carries on 1,690 yards and 22 touchdowns. His feats propelled the Dawson Eagles to go “8-4 with a third-place district finish and qualify for the Class 6A playoffs,” as Fresno state notes in Johnson’s bio.