Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
Garret Johns will enter his senior year in the Husker program with hopes of earning playing time at defensive tackle. A walk-on from Aurora High School, Johns will compete at a position where Nebraska lost 2015 starters Maliek Collins and Vincent Valentine to the professional ranks.
Johns has split his time as a Husker between the offensive and defensive lines, but settled in on defense in 2015.
Johns was a reserve defensive tackle, but did not play in a game. He had an interception in the 2015 Red-White Spring Game.
Johns added depth on both the offensive and defensive lines as injuries mounted, but did not see game action.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Johns moved to defense in the spring and added depth at tackle.
Johns redshirted in his first season and worked on the scout team offensive line.
Before Nebraska (Aurora HS)
A multi-sport athlete at Aurora High School, Johns was named to the All-Nebraska second team by the Omaha World-Herald and the Super State second team by the Lincoln Journal Star. As a senior, he helped lead the Huskies to the Class B state playoffs with an 8-3 record, and participated in the Nebraska Shrine Bowl.
Johns was a two-time Class B heavyweight state champion in wrestling as a junior and senior, posting a combined 82-0 record. Johns chose to walk on at Nebraska over offers from South Dakota State, Northwest Missouri State and Fort Hays State.
The son of Joe and Rosemary Johns, Garret was born on Nov. 10, 1993. He is majoring in agronomy. Johns was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012. He has volunteered his time with team hospital visits, the Community Action partnership, Uplifting Athletes and Husker Hotline.