Xavier Johnson


Player profile

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

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

Ohio State Overview
• Xavier is in his fifth season as a Buckeye after initially joining the program in 2018
• He graduated in December 2021 with his degree in consumer and family financial services and is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete
• Is a versatile and valuable Buckeye who has played multiple positions – running back, cornerback and wide receiver – and is a valued special teams performer
• Played in all 13 games in 2021 and has played in 31 games as a Buckeye
• One of the team leaders with 224 special teams snaps in 2021
• Recorded six special teams tackles last season and also returned three kickoffs for 52 yards and a 17.3 average
• Played in all eight games in 2020 and has played in 18 total games

Honors & Awards
2021: Graduated in December with his degree in consumer and family financial services
2019: OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten
2018: OSU Scholar-Athlete

More on Xavier
• 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
• Is the son of Jeffrey and Juanita Johnson