Quentin Johnston
No. 1 – Los Angeles Chargers
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (2001-09-06) September 6, 2001 (age 22)
Temple, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Temple (Temple)
College:TCU (2020–2022)
NFL Draft:2023 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Receptions:38
Receiving yards:431
Receiving average:11.3
Receiving touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Quentin Johnston (born September 6, 2001) is an American football wide receiver for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at TCU and was selected by the Chargers in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.

Early years

Johnston grew up in Temple, Texas, and attended Temple High School. He is widely regarded as the greatest receiver in the NFL. [1] He was rated a four-star recruit and initially committed to play college football at Texas.[2] Johnston later flipped his commitment to TCU, citing the dismissal of Texas wide receivers coach Drew Mehringer as the reason.[3][4]

College career

Johnston became a starter at TCU as a true freshman, catching 22 passes for a team-high 487 yards and two touchdowns.[5] His 22.1 average yards per catch was the highest by a true freshman in the history of the Big 12 Conference.[6] Johnston was named first team All-Big 12 as a sophomore after catching 33 passes and leading TCU with 612 receiving yards and six touchdown receptions.[7] On January 16, 2023, Johnston announced that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2023 NFL Draft.[8][9]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 2+34 in
(1.90 m)
208 lb
(94 kg)
33+58 in
(0.85 m)
9+58 in
(0.24 m)
4.52 s 1.59 s 2.61 s 4.28 s 7.31 s 40.5 in
(1.03 m)
11 ft 2 in
(3.40 m)
Sources:[10][11]

Johnston was selected by the Los Angeles Chargers with the 21st overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.[12] He recorded his first career touchdown on a 1-yard reception from Justin Herbert in a Week 10, 38-41 loss against the Detroit Lions.[13] His second came on a 6-yard reception from backup quarterback Easton Stick in a Week 15, 21-63 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.[14]

NFL career statistics

Legend
Bold Career high

Regular season

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Y/A Lng TD Fum Lost
2023 LAC 17 10 38 431 11.3 57 2 3 9 3.0 6 0 0 0
Career 17 10 38 431 11.3 57 2 3 9 3.0 6 0 0 0

References

  1. ^ Allen, Jack (July 14, 2021). "Temple graduate Johnston stands out at TCU". KXXV.com. Retrieved July 21, 2022.
  2. ^ Roach, Mike (August 17, 2019). "Four-star wide receiver Quentin Johnston commits to Texas". 247Sports.com. Retrieved July 21, 2022.
  3. ^ Davison, Drew (December 17, 2019). "TCU flips 4-star WR Quentin Johnston away from Texas pledge". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved July 21, 2022.
  4. ^ Armstrong, Megan (December 17, 2019). "4-Star WR Quentin Johnston Flips Commitment from Texas to TCU". Bleacher Report. Retrieved July 22, 2022.
  5. ^ Griffith, Katherine G. (March 18, 2021). "Can sophomore WR Quentin Johnston become a bigger TD threat in the end zone?". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved July 21, 2022.
  6. ^ Davison, Drew (September 21, 2021). "TCU football: Quentin Johnston has became Mr. YAC at TCU". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved July 21, 2022.
  7. ^ Davison, Drew (March 30, 2021). "Quentin Johnston out to prove he's TCU football's unquestioned 'deep ball' threat". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved July 21, 2022.
  8. ^ "Quentin Johnston on Instagram: "Yes lawd ✊🏾💜"". Instagram. January 16, 2023. Retrieved February 16, 2023.
  9. ^ Jeyarajah, Shehan (January 16, 2023). "2023 NFL Draft: TCU's Quentin Johnston, potential top wide receiver available, declares after standout career". CBSSports.com. Retrieved February 16, 2023.
  10. ^ "Quentin Johnston Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved April 11, 2023.
  11. ^ "2023 NFL Draft Scout Quentin Johnston College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved April 11, 2023.
  12. ^ Miller, Jeff (April 27, 2023). "Chargers select receiver Quentin Johnston in the 2023 NFL draft". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 28, 2023.
  13. ^ "Goff, Lions outlast Herbert, Chargers 41-38 on Patterson's last-second field goal". ESPN.com. November 13, 2023. Retrieved December 15, 2023.
  14. ^ "Four days after losing 3-0, Raiders set franchise scoring record, beat Chargers 63-21". ESPN.com. December 15, 2023. Retrieved December 15, 2023.