Jeremy Johnson Named the Starting Quarterback at Auburn
By George Yarberry
EFN National Director
It didn’t take Auburn’s head coach, Gus Malzahn, long after
Saturday’s spring game to name the new starting quarterback for the Tigers. Malzahn
tweeted out yesterday that Jeremy Johnson will be the new starter this season.
Johnson, a 6’5 230-pound junior, won the job with a
convincing performance at Auburn’s A-Game this weekend. Johnson completed
14-of-22 passes for 252 yards and 2 touchdowns. He threw a 36-yard touchdown to
Duke Williams and a 46-yard touchdown to Myron Burton. Johnson only played in
the first half and his team won the A-game 24-14.
Nick Marshall was Auburn’s starting quarterback the last two
seasons. Johnson has waited his turn,
but still showed flashes of greatness last season.
He started the opener against Arkansas and completed
12-of-16 passes for 243 yards and 2 touchdowns. This was all in the first half
and Marshall played the entire second half. Johnson finished his sophomore season
completing 75.7% of his passes (28-of-37) for 436 yards and 3 touchdowns, as
Johnson was 5-star recruit out of Carver High School in
Alabama. He was Mr. Football during his senior season and threw for 3,193
passing yards and 31 touchdowns.
Johnson is an exciting quarterback that has Cam Newton size,
he is an accurate passer and a leader on the field. The Tigers will be in good
hands this season with Johnson as the starter.