|Graduation Year:||Class of 1977|
Johnson was considered one of the great running backs in the history of Somerville High School Football. In his junior year, he was the leading scorer in Somerset County with 78 points while totaling 1,804 rushing yards. That performance earned him 1st team All-County, All-Conference, All-Area, and 2nd Team All-State Group II.
Because he was ineligible to compete at SHS in his senior year, he enrolled at Massanutten Prep School where he starred and earned a Prep School All American honors. It earned him a full scholarship to Rutgers University where he scored eight touchdowns.