9:23 a.m. - Hayden Johnson Submits NLI

Fullback | 6-3, 250 | Columbia, Mo. (Rock Bridge HS) | Twitter: @hayden__johnson


A consensus three-star recruit by ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals and Scout … Rated the No. 15 player in the state of Missouri and the No. 4 fullback in the class by ESPN with a grade of 73 … Rivals ranks him the No. 10 player in the state and the No. 4 fullback in the class … Tabbed the No. 1 player in the state and the No. 3 fullback in the class by Scout … Pegged the No. 16 player in the state and the No. 76 defensive end in the class by 247Sports … Finished senior season with two touchdown catches and 137 receiving yards under head coach A.J. Ofodile … Also registered 50 tackles, including eight for loss, 12 sacks and two pass breakups … Earned Missouri Media All-State Class 6 first team defensive line honors … Earned first team All-State honors from the Missouri Football Coaches Association … As a junior, tallied 280 yards rushing and 161 yards receiving, found the end zone nine times on the ground, caught one touchdown pass … Defensively, recorded 60 tackles, including 10 for loss and eight sacks … Rushed for 100 yards and five touchdowns, tallied 70 yards receiving and passed for 90 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore … Earned All-Central District honors from the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association … Also collected 85 tackles with 33 of the solo variety and six sacks … Helped lead the Bruins to an 8-6 record and the MSHSAA state championship under then-head coach Justin Conyers … Also played baseball, basketball and ice hockey.


Born on July 17, 1997 … Son of Jim and Leah Johnson … Enjoys fishing, hunting and weightlifting … Member of the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) … Serves at local food bank … Volunteers as a math tutor for children with disabilities and a Special Olympics coach.