Paris Johnson Jr.


Player profile

  • Height 6-6
  • Weight 310
  • Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Last School Princeton
  • Year Graduated

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Twitter: @ParisJohnsonJr
Instagram: @parisjohnsonjr
Shop: Official Ohio State Paris Johnson Merchandise

Ohio State Overview
• Paris played in 31 games with Ohio State during his three seasons with the program between 2020-22, and he started 26 consecutive games in 2021 and 2022
• Graduated in less than three years with his degree in journalism
• A credentialed member of the media while writing for the school newspaper, The Lantern
• Academic achievements include a Capstone research project in the fall of 2022 on “the costs of collegiate athletics” and twice being named Academic all-Big Ten Conference and twice earning OSU Scholar-Athlete status
• Was outstanding in 2022, earning unanimous All-America honors as a left tackle by the Walter Camp Foundation, Football Writers Association of America and American Football Coaches Association
• First-team all-Big Ten by coaches and the media
• Started all 13 games at left tackle in 2022
• Helped lead Ohio State to No. 9 ranking nationally in total offense (490.7 ypg) and No. 2 in scoring (44.2 ppg) in 2022
• Started all 13 games at right guard in 2021 and was a major factor for the best offense in the nation with Ohio State No. 1 nationally in total offense (561.5) and scoring offense (45.7) while also finishing No. 2 in passing efficiency and and No. 3 in passing offense (380.9 ypg)
• Earned second-team all-Big Ten honors in 2021 by the conference coaches, third-team by the media
• Played in five games as a true freshman, mostly at guard, including in the CFP championship game against Alabama

Honors & Awards
2022: Unanimous first-team All-American (Walter Camp, FWAA, AFCA), all-Big Ten Conference (coaches & media), Graduated in December with his degree in journalism, Academic All-Big Ten, The Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation was selected as the 11th recipient of the Armed Forces Merit Award presented by the Football Writers Association of America for the assistance it provides to veterans
2021: Second-team all-Big Ten (coaches); OSU Scholar-Athlete; Academic All-Big Ten
2020: OSU Scholar-Athlete

More on Paris

• Consensus five-star prospect by 247Sports.com, Rivals and ESPN as a senior
• The No. 7-ranked player overall in the class of 2020 by 247Sports and the nation’s No. 1 tackle
• Received both the Anthony Munoz Lineman of the Year and All-American Bowl’s Man of the Year awards
• The top-ranked player in the state of Ohio
• Spent his first three seasons at St. Xavier in Cincinnati for head coach Steve Specht before finishing his career at Princeton H.S. under Mike Daniels
• Princeton’s offensive MVP in 2019
• Two-time OHSAA first-team All-Ohio selection
• All-conference twice (GMC and GCL)
• Played in the 2020 All-American Bowl in San Antonio
• Ambassador invite to Polynesian Bowl
• Twice named a MaxPreps High School All-American
• Two-time USA Today All-American
• Member of the National Honors Society and Chinese International Honor Society
• Achieved academic high honors each year of high school
• Built comprehensive list of volunteer experiences, including serving as a student ambassador at St. Xavier and working numerous football camps
• Is the son of Monica Johnson

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