Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
Junior Garret Johns will head into the 2015 season providing depth in a talented group of Nebraska defensive tackles. A walk-on from Aurora High School, Johns has worked on both the offensive and defensive lines in his time with the Huskers. Last season, he split practice time between both sides of the ball, as the Huskers battled injuries along both lines. Johns capped spring practice with an interception in the Red-White Spring Game.
Johns added depth on both lines, 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.