Mr. Football Hunter Johnson wins Army All-American Game MVP

Mr. Football Hunter Johnson wins Army All-American Game MVP

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Mr. Football Hunter Johnson wins Army All-American Game MVP

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Brownsburg quarterback Hunter Johnson is named IndyStar Mr. Football 2016, Dec. 7, 2016.

Brownsburg quarterback Hunter Johnson is named IndyStar Mr. Football 2016, Dec. 7, 2016.

Brownsburg quarterback Hunter Johnson, winner of 2016 IndyStar Mr. Football presented by Marian University, was named MVP of the Army All-American Game in San Antonio on Saturday.

A Clemson commit, Johnson looked sharp in leading the East to its first touchdown. After connecting with Michigan commit Donovan Peoples-Jones from Cass Tech (Detroit) for a 19-yard first down on his first pass, he tossed a 61-yard touchdown pass to Henry Ruggs III with 6:20 to go in the first half.

“It was a blast, so much fun,” Johnson told USA TODAY Sports. “I could not have expected a better time.”

Johnson finished with 91 passing yards in the game and said because there was so much man coverage, the deep routes were always a possibility.

“A lot of that was those receivers,” he said. “Those are some pretty fast dudes. It was great to see those guys get in the end zone. We knew with the coverages they run this week we would have some chances to take some shots and we took advantage of it. I went over the top and put it out there for him.”

A four-year starter at quarterback, Johnson passed for 2,233 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior and rushed for 525 yards and three TDs. His career totals of 6,657 passing yards and 69 touchdown passes are both school records.

Johnson, who graduated early from Brownsburg, will arrive on Clemson’s campus Sunday — just in time to watch the Tigers face Alabama in the national championship game.

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USA TODAY Sports reporter Jim Halley contributed to this report.


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