Ohio State Buckeyes Football Feature: LT Paris Johnson talks lining up vs. Notre Dame DE Isaiah Foskey, going up against new defense in practice everyday

Paris Johnson
Paris Johnson OSU LT 8 28 2022 On ND DE Isaiah Foskey Back to LT for him.mp3

PLAYER PROFILE

  • HEIGHT 6-6
  • WEIGHT 310
  • HOMETOWN CINCINNATI, OHIO
  • LAST SCHOOL PRINCETON
  • YEAR 3RD YEAR

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @ParisJohnsonJr
Instagram: @parisjohnsonjr

Ohio State Overview
• Paris is a true junior who is majoring in journalism
• He has three seasons of eligibility, including 2022
• Started all 13 games at right guard in 2021 but will move over to tackle in 2022
• Earned second-team all-Big Ten honors in 2021 by the conference coaches, third-team by the media
• Is a veteran of 18 games played and 13 starts
• In 2021, helped Ohio State’s offense rank No. 1 in the nation in total offense (561.5) and scoring offense (45/7)
• Ohio State’s offense also ranked in the Top 5 nationally in 2021 in passing (3rd; 380.9), passing efficiency (2nd; 182.3) and third down conversions (2nd; 52 pct.)
• Played in five games as a true freshman, mostly at guard, including in the CFP championship game against Alabama
• Is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete who is majoring in journalism
• Has written numerous articles that have been published in the school newspaper, The Lantern

Honors & Awards
2021: Second-team all-Big Ten (coaches); OSU Scholar-Athlete; Academic All-Big Ten
2020: OSU Scholar-Athlete

More on Paris
• Consensus five-star prospect by 247Sports.com, Rivals and ESPN as a senior
• The No. 7-ranked player overall in the class of 2020 by 247Sports and the nation’s No. 1 tackle
• Received both the Anthony Munoz Lineman of the Year and All-American Bowl’s Man of the Year awards
• The top-ranked player in the state of Ohio
• Spent his first three seasons at St. Xavier in Cincinnati for head coach Steve Specht before finishing his career at Princeton H.S. under Mike Daniels
• Princeton’s offensive MVP in 2019
• Two-time OHSAA first-team All-Ohio selection
• All-conference twice (GMC and GCL)
• Played in the 2020 All-American Bowl in San Antonio
• Ambassador invite to Polynesian Bowl
• Twice named a MaxPreps High School All-American
• Two-time USA Today All-American
• Member of the National Honors Society and Chinese International Honor Society
• Achieved academic high honors each year of high school
• Built comprehensive list of volunteer experiences, including serving as a student ambassador at St. Xavier and working numerous football camps
• Is the son of Monica Johnson

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