Xavier Johnson


Player profile

  • Height 6-2
  • Weight 215
  • Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Last School Summit Country Day
  • Year Junior

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @j5xavier
Instagram: @xavi.j1

Ohio State Overview
• Xavier is in his fourth season as a Buckeye after initially joining the program in 2018
• He is a senior academically
• A versatile athlete and a valuable player who has played multiple positions
• Has practiced as a running back, cornerback and wide receiver
• He has been a starter on special teams as a blocker on kick returns and punt block/return teams for the past two seasons
• Played in all eight games in 2020 and has played in 18 games for Ohio State the past two seasons

Honors & Awards
2019: OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten
2018: OSU Scholar-Athlete

More on Xavier
• Exploring majors in management and industry
• Played for head coach Justin Isaacs at Summit County Day in Cincinnati
• Three-star prospect who turned down scholarship offers from a host of schools to walk-on at Ohio State
• A versatile playmaker who scored touchdowns in five different ways as a senior – rushing, receiving, kickoff return, punt return and interception return
• Caught 32 passes for 766 yards and eight touchdowns while also adding 623 rushing yards and 10 TDs as a senior
• Averaged 17.3 yards per carry
• Scored six TDs via either punt or kick returns and had a 99-yard “pick six”
• A four-year starter in basketball who was the team’s leading scorer and rebounder
• Is the son of Jeffrey and Juanita Johnson