Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2015)
» Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2014)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)
Junior Dwyane Johnson Jr. heads into the 2016 season with hopes of competing for playing time on an offensive line that lost four senior regulars. The 6-6, 280-pound Johnson has provided depth at offensive tackle throughout his career, but has the versatility to play multiple line positions.
Johnson has distinguished himself off the field as a leader in Nebraska’s community outreach efforts. Johnson is a two-year member of the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams and a recipient of a Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award.
Johnson was a reserve at tackle, but did not see game action.
2014 (Redshirt Freshman)
Johnson provided depth on the offensive line but did not play in a game.
Johnson sat out his first season at Nebraska and worked on the scout team.
Before Nebraska (Bellaire HS)
Johnson helped Bellaire High School and Coach Trey Sissom reach the Class 5A playoffs in 2012. Johnson helped the team average nearly 200 rushing yards per game, and he was a second-team All-Greater Houston selection as an offensive lineman and earned second-team all-district honors.
As a junior, Johnson helped trigger an explosive Bellaire offense that gained nearly 375 yards per game, including 260 rushing yards per contest. Bellaire posted a 7-4 record and advanced to the state playoffs. Johnson was regarded as one of the top 60 offensive tackles in the 2013 class according to 247 Sports. Johnson chose Nebraska over offers from Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Virginia, Washington State and Purdue.
The son of Dwayne Johnson Sr. and Fatima Brown, Dwayne Jr. was born on March 24, 1995. He is majoring in criminology and criminal justice. He has an extensive list of volunteer activities including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Uplifting Athletes, Red Cross, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and several local hospital, school and community rec center events.