Battles for Georgia Tech football's starting signal-caller, backup B-back among highlights from Saturday's scrimmage
Georgia Tech football is of one mind heading into 2017
"Flying around" was a term heard frequently following Georgia Tech football's exciting spring game
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Georgia Tech's offense put its depth on display during Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage
2017 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in nine games as a backup behind starting quarterback TaQuon Marshall and, in the second half of the season, the holder on place kicks ... Did not attempt a pass and only had one rush, a one-yarder in the season finale against Georgia (Nov. 25).
2016 (True Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Totaled 3,737 yards (2,571 passing, 1,166 rushing) and 40 touchdowns (26 passing, 14 rushing) as a senior, en route to first-team all-California Interscholastic Federation honors ... Powered Mount Carmel H.S. (coach John Anderson) to a 9-4 record as a senior and an appearance in the 2015 CIF Division II state championship game, the school's first title-game appearance in 30 years ... In addition to first-team all-state recognition, was also a first-team all-region honoree and the Palomar League MVP as a senior ... Was starting quarterback for North squad in 2016 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Tampa ... Amassed 2,104 total yards (1,456 passing, 648 rushing) and 25 touchdowns (13 passing, 12 rushing) as a junior ... Three-time first-team all-conference honoree ... Holds virtually every school record for a passer, including passing yards, touchdown passes and completion percentage ... Three-year team captain ... Was also a four-year letterwinner and three-year team captain as a shooting guard in basketball ... Two-year letterwinner and one-year team captain as a sprinter in track and field ... President of Mount Carmel's Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Personal: Full name is Lucas Donnell Johnson ... Born Dec. 3, 1997 ... Son of Lucas "Jackie" and Cathy Johnson ... Has an older sister ... Father, Jackie Johnson, played professional football for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ... Sister, Alix Johnson, played softball at Arizona State ... Lucas started playing football at age four ... Majoring in literature, media and communication.
Rushing Attempts: 1 vs. No. 7 Georgia, Nov. 25, 2017
Rushing Yards: 1 yard vs. No. 7 Georgia, Nov. 25, 2017
Longest Rush: 1 yard vs. No. 7 Georgia, Nov. 25, 2017