Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2014)
- Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
Redshirt freshman Dwayne Johnson Jr. is part of a talented group of young players on the Nebraska offensive line who will look to make their first impact in 2014. The 6-6, 285-pound Johnson spent his first year in the Nebraska program as a redshirt and added strength in the Husker weight program. This spring, Johnson spent his time at offensive tackle and will look to battle for snaps this fall.
Johnson has also established himself as a leader in Nebraska’s community outreach efforts, earning a spot on both the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in his first year in the program.
Johnson sat out in his first season and worked on the scout team offensive line.
Before Nebraska (Bellaire)
Johnson helped Bellaire High School and Coach Trey Sissom reach the Class 5A playoffs in 2012. Johnson’s play helped his team to a powerful running attack that averaged 197 yards per game. For his efforts, Johnson was a second-team All-Greater Houston selection on the offensive line, and he earned second-team all-district honors.
As a junior, Johnson’s powerful blocking helped trigger an explosive Bellaire offense that gained nearly 375 yards per game, including 260 rushing yards per contest. Bellaire had three players rush for better than 700 yards and the team 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, and the service also ranked Johnson just outside the top 100 players in Texas. Johnson chose Nebraska over offers from Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Virginia, Washington State and Purdue.
He was born on March 24, 1995, and is the son of Dwayne Johnson Sr. and Fatima Brown. Johnson is majoring in business administration. 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.