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Giants select TE Theo Johnson with 107th pick in 2024 NFL Draft



Awards: Postseason: Voted an All-Big Ten honorable mention honoree by the coaches and media…Won Penn State’s Iron Lion Award…Earned the team’s Lion’s Pride Outstanding Senior Player Award along with Curtis Jacobs and Caedan Wallace…Earned the program’s Keystone Award along with Abdul Carter, Tyler Warren and Kevin Winston Jr. Midseason: Named a Mackey Award semifinalist. Preseason: Was named to the Mackey Award and Reese’s Senior Bowl watch lists.

Season: Started all 13 games…Finished with 34 catches for 341 yards and seven touchdowns…Named a team captain during fall camp.

Rankings: Teamed up with Tyler Warren and Khalil Dinkins in combining for 16 receiving touchdowns by tight ends, the most in the nation during the 2023 season…Finished tied for third in the nation among tight ends, along with Warren, in touchdown receptions (7)…Penn State was the only FBS team with multiple tight ends owning 7+ receiving touchdowns in 2023…Finished tied for fourth in the Big Ten in receiving scores (7).

Delaware (9/2): Made two catches for 14 yards. Illinois (9/16): Recorded two grabs for 32 yards. Iowa (9/23): Posted a career-high six receptions for 42 yards. at Northwestern (9/30): Made two grabs for 13 yards. UMass (10/14): Hauled in four receptions for 66 yards…Caught touchdowns of 30 and 18 yards in the third quarter…Earned second career game with multiple touchdown receptions. at Ohio State (10/21): Made two catches for 39 yards, including a long reception of 34 yards. Indiana (10/28): Hauled in a 16-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter…Finished with two grabs for 21 yards. at Maryland (11/4): Made a 2-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter…Finished with four receptions for 19 yards. Michigan (11/11): Hauled in an 8-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. Rutgers (11/18): Made two grabs for 10 yards. at Michigan State (11/24): Finished the game with a team-high four catches and 59 yards and a score…Caught a 21-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter…Also hauled in a 22-yard reception in the second quarter. vs. Ole Miss (12/30): Hauled in a 2-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter…Finished with two catches for 16 yards and the score.


Awards: Named to the Mackey Award Watch List.

Season: Appeared in 11 games, making nine starts at tight end…Hauled in 20 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns…Named the coaching staff’s Offensive Player of the Game (Michigan State, 11/26).

Rankings: Finished tied for fourth among Big Ten tight ends in receiving touchdowns (4).

Central Michigan (9/24): Made an 11-yard reception. Northwestern (10/1): Tallied an 8-yard reception. Minnesota (10/22): Caught five passes for a career-high 75 yards and a score…Hauled in a 25-yard reception and an 18-yard touchdown grab. Ohio State (10/29): Made two catches for 57 yards…Recorded a 42-yard reception. at Indiana (11/5): Caught four passes for 43 yards and a score…Had a long reception of 29 yards…Scored on a 4-yard catch in the fourth quarter on a pass from Drew Allar. Maryland (11/12): Led tfhe team with 44 yards on three grabs…Hauled in a long reception of 33 yards. Michigan State (11/26): Posted three catches for 62 yards and two touchdowns…His 48-yard touchdown from KeAndre Lambert-Smith in the second quarter was the longest reception of his career…Also had an 11-yard touchdown grab from Sean Clifford in the first quarter. vs. Utah (1/2): Made a 28-yard reception.

Season: Appeared in 13 games, making six starts…Made 19 receptions for 213 yards and one touchdown…Posted a long reception of 37 yards.

Ball State (9/11): Made a 23-yard touchdown reception, the first of his career…Had two catches for 29 yards. Auburn (9/18): Hauled in a 37-yard catch and run from Sean Clifford in the first quarter. Villanova (9/25): Had one grab for 25 yards. Indiana (10/2): Tallied a 20-yard reception. Illinois (10/23): Made one catch. at Ohio State (10/30): Tallied four receptions for 41 yards. at Maryland (11/6): Recorded three catches for 23 yards. Michigan (11/13): Had four grabs for 28 yards. Rutgers (11/20): Made two catches for nine yards.


Season: Appeared in seven games, making one start….Made four receptions for 56 yards with a long reception of 23 yards.

Iowa (11/21): Made first career catch in the first quarter…Finished with two receptions for 14 yards. at Michigan (11/28): Made first career start. Illinois (12/19): Made two grabs for 42 yards, including a long reception of 23 yards.

Two-year letterman for head coach Rob McIntyre at Holy Names High School…Was a team captain as a senior…Helped the Knights to three conference championships…Guided Holy Names to the SWOSSAA and OFSAA titles as a junior and senior…Selected to the Under Armour All-American Game…Earned first-team all-city honors in 2018 and 2019…Was the Team MVP as a junior and senior…Rated a consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Rated as the No. 72 overall prospect, No. 4 tight end and No. 1 recruit in Ontario by 247Sports…Ranked as the No. 131 overall prospect, No. 4 tight end, No. 1 player in the region and No. 1 prospect in Canada by ESPN…Ranked as the No. 107 overall prospect and No. 4 tight end by Rivals.

Full name is Theodore Joseph Johnson…Son of Amy Johnson…Has five brothers, Dominic, Nathan, Levi, Michael and Keon…Brother, Dominic, played football at the University of Buffalo…Father, Nate, played football and ran track at Hillsdale College…Volunteered coaching minor football and helping with various activities at church…Hobbies include spending time with family and cooking…Majoring in psychology….Would like to get into coaching.

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