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Matt Johns

200 lbs.
Chalfont, Pa.
Central Bucks South HS
High School
Matt Johns - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

Concludes UVA career No. 10 all-time with 4,233 career passing yards … concludes UVA career with 30 passing touchdowns which ranks No. 5 all-time in UVA history … his 11 games of passing for 200 or more yards is tied with Michael Rocco and Marques Hagans for No. 5 all-time in UVA history.

– Earned the Cavalier Academic Achievement Award.

– Appeared in all 12 of UVA’s games as the holder … started the Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech games at quarterback … tossed his 29th career touchdown against then-No. 22 North Carolina on a trick play … UVA set up for a 29-yard field goal and Johns was one of seven players that went in motion toward the visiting sideline … Evan Butts snapped the ball directly to Johns and a few moments later caught the 11-yard touchdown pass … went 3-of-7 passing for 64 yards against Miami … was 27-of-44 for 220 yards and one touchdown at Georgia Tech. 2015 – Started all 12 of UVA’s games … finished the regular season No. 3 in the ACC with 2,810 passing yards … the 2,810 passing yards ranks No. 3 all-time in the Virginia record book for passing yards in a season … finished the regular season No. 2 in the ACC with 20 touchdown passes … the 20 touchdown passes tie Aaron Brooks (1997) and Dan Ellis (1999) for No. 4 in the UVA annals for passing touchdowns in a season … his 234.2 passing yards per game ranks No. 2 all-time in the UVA record book for passing yards per game for a season … only the second Cavalier to throw for at least 200 yards in five of his first six career starts, joining Matt Blundin who accomlished the feat between the 1989-91 seasons … named the offensive player of the game by the UVA coaches for the Georgia Tech, Miami and Duke games … completed 21-of-35 passing for 238 yards at No. 13 UCLA … tallied 289 passing yards on 26-of-38 passing against No. 9 Notre Dame … threw three TD passes against William & Mary … threw for 199 yards and two scores against Boise State … was 17-of-33 for 209 yards and one 32-yard scoring strike to Canaan Severin at Pitt … was 24-of-37 for 234 yards and two touchdown in UVA’s three-overtime victory over Syracuse … in the second half and overtime against the Orange was 17-of-24 for 163 yards and two touchdowns … was 17-of-30 for 148 yards and one score at North Carolina … was 17-of-28 for 175 yards and one touchdown in a home win against Georgia Tech … found WR Canaan Severin for a 30-yard scoring strike after being flushed from the pocket … also rushed for 13 yards against the Yellow Jackets … was 29-of-41 for 280 yards at Miami … during the game with the Hurricanes he cracked UVA’s Top-15 list for career passing … was 25-of-41 for 260 yards and a career-high four touchdowns at Louisville … found WR Canaan Severin three times for scores against the Cardinals … was 24-of-33 for a career-high 344 yards against Duke … also threw for two touchdowns against the Blue Devils … was 18-of-38 for 171 yards and one touchdown in the season finale against Virginia Tech … also rushed six times for 58 yards against the Hokies. 2014 – Appeared in all 12 games with three starts … appeared in all 12 games as the holder and nine games at quarterback … finished the season with 1,109 passing yards on 89-of-162 passing and eight touchdowns … rushed for 107 yards and one touchdown … made his first collegiate start at quarterback against Kent State … was 17-of-28 for 227 yards and two touchdowns in first career start against Kent State … his 227 passing yards rank No. 7 all-time at UVA in a quarterback’s first start for the Cavaliers … first career pass was a 32-yard completion to Canaan Severin against No. 7 UCLA … second career pass went for a 29-yard touchdown to Andre Levrone against No. 7 UCLA … finished the UCLA game going 13-of-22 passing for 154 yards and two touchdowns … after Greyson Lambert went down with an injury at No. 21 BYU he was 14-of-23 for 139 yards and a touchdown … threw for 325 yards on 22-of-45 passing and one touchdown at Duke … after Lambert was banged up on the final drive in the Virginia Tech game he came on to go 3-of-6 for 65 yards. 2013 – Appeared in all 12 games as the holder … saw time at quarterback against VMI, but didn’t attempt a pass … helped UVA to go 15-of-19 on field goal attempts and 24-of-25 on PATs … lone missed PAT was via a block at Miami. 2012 – Redshirted season … dressed for the Richmond, Penn State, Louisiana Tech, Maryland, Wake Forest, NC State, Miami and North Carolina games.

Played quarterback at Central Bucks South High School for head coach Dave Rackovan … three stars from, Rivals and Scout … scouts grade of 75 from … threw for over 4,800 career passing yards and 46 touchdowns … rushed for 13 scores … three for 2,111 yards as a senior … three-time offensive MVP at Central Bucks South … first-team all-league as a junior and senior … third-team all-league as sophomore … currently maintains a 4.1 cumulative GPA … member of the National Honor Society … leader of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) club at Central Bucks South … vice president of class of 2012 … community work includes volunteering at senior citizens home, referee at an annual three-on-three basketball fundraiser … member of FCA … grandfather Tom Schreiner played football at Gettysburg College … son of T.R. and Carla Johns … has an older brother, Tom, and a younger brother, Jack … played the piano for seven years … also played basketball at Central Bucks South.