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Name: Cole Johnson 
College: James Madison     Number: 12
Height: 6-4   Weight: 220
Position: QB  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2022

40 Low: 4.92
   40 Time: 4.97
  40 High: 5.04

> Projected Round:   Stock:   Projected High: HPFA  Low: Tryout

Combine Invite: 
Height: 6043
Weight: 220

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Dates: 03/23/22
Hand: 08 7/8  Arm: 33 5/8
Wingspan: 79 7/8

Height: 6043
Weight: 220
40 Yrd Dash: 4.97
20 Yrd Dash: 2.84
10 Yrd Dash: 1.69
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 28 1/2
Broad Jump: 09'04"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.32
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40 Time Range: 4.96-4.97/Projected 4.93/No 3Cone or Bench-Choice
 

 



 Data Scout Notes: **2021: OPOYC/1stC


 Cole Johnson, James Madison, Player News


  Cole Johnson passed for 295 yards and two touchdowns, Latrele Palmer rushed for 167 yards and a score and third-seeded James Madison eliminated No. 6 seed Montana 28-6 in the FCS quarterfinals on Friday night. The victory, witnessed by 14,690, was No. 100 for JMU coach Curt Cignetti. Montana (10-3) lost starting quarterback Cam Humphrey and top receiver Sam Akem to early injuries. Akem had Montana's first reception of the game for 35 yards but was later seen on the sideline with his arm in a sling. Humphrey left the game after taking a hit while scrambling early in the second quarter. The Dukes (12-1) have won eight in a row and next face either No. 2 seed North Dakota State (11-1) or No. 7 seed ETSU (11-1) in a semifinal on Dec. 17 or 18. Johnson connected with Devin Ravenel on an 82-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter; Palmer reeled off a 50-yard scoring run in the second to cap a 96-yard drive; Kris Thornton caught a 3-yard pass from Johnson in the third; and Lorenzo Bryant added a 9-yard rushing TD in the fourth. It was only the second time this season the Grizzlies allowed two rushing touchdowns. - AP College Football

(DS#16 QB) rSr/2022 QB Cole JohnsonJames Madison
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  Cole Johnson passed for five touchdowns, ran for a sixth and James Madison scored 17 points after three takeaways in the last three minutes of the first half to defeat Southeastern Louisiana 59-20 in the second round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday. The third-seeded Dukes (11-1), ranked No. 2 in the FCS coaches poll, take on No. 5-ranked and sixth-seeded Montana in the quarterfinals Dec. 10-11. The NCAA Selection Committee was to meet Saturday night to set the date. Saturday's game, played before 11,743 at Bridgeforth Stadium, hinged upon a 17-point surge in about the last 170 seconds of the first half. Before: The contest was a fairly tight 21-13 late in the second quarter. After: James Madison went into halftime ahead 38-13 after three turnovers - a Cole Kelley fumble and two interceptions - led to two one-play touchdown drives and an Ethan Ratke 25-yard field goal.

After the fumble recovery, Johnson threw a 21-yard scoring pass to Antwane Wells in the end zone. After the first interception, Johnson took off on a 35-yard keeper to score. The Dukes opened the second half with Diamonte Tucker-Dorsey returning a third Kelley interception 43 yards for a touchdown and the route was on. Tucker-Dorsey had two interceptions in the game along with five solo tackles and a sack. Wells finished with 123 yards and three touchdowns on six catches. - James Madison/AP College Football


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  2021 ALL-CAA FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): Cole Johnson, James Madison, QB, Sr.,...Johnson turned into one of the country's top signal callers in 2021, going 233-of-342 for 2,953 passing yards and 32 touchdowns with just two interceptions. He added 184 rushing yards with a team-best five rushing scores. Johnson paced the CAA in passing yards per game (268.5), passing touchdowns (32), completion percentage (68.1%), total offense (285.18) and pass efficiency rating (170.37). Nationally, he was third in efficiency, fourth in completion percentage and sixth in passing touchdowns. - James Madison Football

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  2021 CAA FOOTBALL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Cole Johnson, James Madison,...Johnson completed 233-of-342 passes for 2,953 yards and a school-record 32 touchdowns with only two interceptions. He also added 184 yards and 5 TD's on the ground. Johnson ranks third in the FCS in pass efficiency, fourth in completion percentage, sixth in passing touchdowns and 15th in both passing offense and total offense. A finalist for the Walter Payton Award as the nation's top offensive player, Johnson is the fourth JMU quarterback since 2015 to be chosen as the CAA Offensive Player of the Year. - CAA Football

(DS#16 QB) rSr/2022 QB Cole JohnsonJames Madison
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  Cole Johnson matched his school-record of six touchdown passes and James Madison beat Towson 56-10 on Saturday as the Dukes finished in a tie for the Colonial Athletic Association title. The Dukes (10-1, 7-1), ranked No. 2 in the FCS, share the league title with Villanova, which handed the Dukes their only loss, 28-27, this season. It's the sixth conference title in seven years for JMU. Johnson's six touchdowns gave him a school single-season record of 32. Three of them went to Antwane Wells Jr., a career-best for Wells - who had nine catches for 107 yards. Kris Thornton had 116 yards on five catches, including an 83-yard score - a career-long connection for both Thornton and Johnson. Johnson finished 21 of 25 for 363 yards. Solomon Vanhorse ran back the opening kickoff for a 94-yard touchdown. Jerry Howard Jr. had 30 carries for 162 yards rushing for Towson (4-8, 3-6). - AP College Football

(DS#16 QB) rSr/2022 QB Cole JohnsonJames Madison
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  Cole Johnson threw for four touchdowns, Kris Thornton caught four TDs and James Madison beat Campbell 51-14 on Saturday. Johnson and Thornton connected on three touchdown passes. Johnson finished with 259 yards on 11-of-21 passing while Thornton made eight catches for 142 yards. The Dukes (8-1) led 10-7 after the first quarter then scored 17 second-quarter points, two on Johnson-to-Thornton passes, to lead 26-7 at halftime. By the time Johnson added an 8-yard scoring run midway through the third quarter, the Dukes were up 36-7.

Hajj-Malik Williams was 19 of 33 for 268 yards passing and two touchdowns for the Fighting Camels (4-6), both to Caleb Snead, who had 198 yards on 11 catches, both single-game school records. Snead also set school records with single-season receptions (63) and career TD catches (25). Campbell lost three fumbles, two leading to Dukes scores. Before the game, James Madison, ranked third in the FCS coaches poll, announced it would be leaving the Colonial Athletic Association to move up to the FBS and join the Sun Belt Conference. After this season, the Dukes will go through a two-year transition to the FBS and join the Sun Belt no later than July 1, 2023. The Dukes' withdrawal from the CAA is effective June 30, 2022, the CAA said. JMU won the national FCS title in 2016 and reached the championship game twice since. - AP College Football


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  Cole Johnson threw a school-record six touchdown passes and James Madison beat Elon 45-21 on Saturday to take over first place in the Colonial Athletic Association. The victory gave the Dukes (7-1, 5-1) the conference lead over William & Mary and Villanova, both 4-1. The Tribe defeated the Wildcats 31-18 on Saturday. Johnson's six touchdown passes broke a school record he shared with three other Dukes. Four of his touchdown passes came in a 28-point second quarter when the Dukes went out at front 35-14 at halftime. His sixth TD, a 31-yarder to Devin Ravenel late in the third quarter made it 45-14. Johnson finished 22 of 25 for 307 yards. Antwane Wells Jr. had two of the TD catches and finished with 114 yards on eight grabs for James Madison, ranked fifth in the FCS coaches poll. Bryson Daughtry had seven catches for a career-high 112 yards and a score for the Phoenix (4-4, 3-2). - James Madison/AP College Football

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  Cole Johnson threw three touchdown passes and Diamonte Tucker-Dorsey intercepted a pass with 1:45 to play as James Madison, the second-ranked FCS team, held off New Hampshire 23-21 on Saturday. The Dukes (4-0, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association) led 17-7 at halftime as Johnson hit Reggie Brown for a touchdown in the closing seconds. However Randall Harris picked of Johnson in the opening minutes of the third quarter and returned it 18 yards for the Wildcats (3-2, 2-1). Then New Hampshire took the lead, 21-17, when Bret Edwards found Brian Espanet for an 8-yard score after the Dukes lost a fumble.

The James Madison defense took over from there and the Dukes finally put together a winning drive. Johnson's second TD pass to Kris Thornton capped a 12-play, 77-yard drive for a 23-21 lead with 8:20 to go. Johnson had 273 yards on 33-of-44 passing with Thornton catching 12 balls for 112. The Dukes had 432 yards of offense. After their last touchdown, the Wildcats had three punts but still had a chance to win despite just 162 yards of offense before the interception near mid-field. - James Madison/AP College Football


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  Five CAA Football teams remain ranked in the top 25 nationally in both the Stats Perform and AFCA Coaches FCS polls released after Week 3 of the regular season. James Madison (3-0) stayed at No. 2 in the AFCA poll and No. 3 in the Stats Perform rankings after its convincing 37-24 road victory over #9/8 Weber State last Saturday. The Dukes are off this weekend. Delaware (2-1) slid to No. 8 in the Stats Perform poll and No. 11 in the AFCA Coaches rankings following its 45-13 setback at Big Ten member Rutgers last week. The Blue Hens have a bye this Saturday. Villanova (3-0) moved up to No. 7 in the AFCA poll and rose to No. 11 in the Stats Perform poll after rallying past #21/18 Richmond, 34-27 last Saturday. The Wildcats travel to Big Ten power Penn State on Saturday. - Colonial Athletic Association Football

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  Cole Johnson threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead third-ranked James Madison over No. 9 Weber State 37-24 on Saturday night. Johnson bullied into the end zone from the 3 late in the first quarter, and his 5-yard touchdown pass to Antwane Wells Jr. stretched the Dukes' lead to 23-3 in the third quarter. The pair connected again for a 14-yard touchdown early in the fourth.

Johnson was 20-of-28 passing for 177 yards. Wells finished with eight catches for 76 yards. Ethan Ratke kicked a 44-yard field goal and made two more from the 40. The senior has kicked 78 career field goals for James Madison (3-0). Creyton Cooper tossed a 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Hayden Meacham in the third quarter for Weber State (1-2). Late in the fourth, Kylan Weisser threw a 27-yard TD pass to Rashid Shaheed and Josh Davis ran for a 2-yard score. The Dukes had never traveled farther west than Texas or North Dakota before Saturday night's matchup in Utah. - James Madison/AP College Football


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  Cole Johnson threw four touchdowns passes to lead third-ranked James Madison to a 55-7 rout of Maine on Saturday. Johnson, who had five TD passes in James Madison's (2-0, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) season-opening win against Morehead State, was 25-of-30 passing for 384 yards. He lofted touchdown passes of 73 and 51 yards to Antwane Wells Jr. in the second quarter. Wells finished with eight catches for 179 yards receiving, both career highs. Scott Bracey had four receptions for 71 yards. Noah Turner made one catch, a 27-yard touchdown.

Ethan Ratke made field goals from 21 and 41 yards for the Dukes. The sixth-year senior now has an FCS-record 414 career points among kickers. He also has made a career 75 field goals, matching the FCS record held by Montana's Dan Carpenter (2004-2007). Mateo Jackson blocked a punt and Desmond Green scooped the ball, running it 30 yards into the end zone for the Dukes. Francis Meehan's pick-6 in the fourth quarter capped the scoring with 8:36 to play. Derek Robertson completed 8 of 22 passes for 88 yards and threw a touchdown pass and interception for the Black Bears. - James Madison/AP College Football


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  SEPT 6 CAA FOOTBALL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Cole Johnson, Sr., QB, James Madison (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox),...Johnson completed 19-of-28 passes for 298 yards and a school-record tying five touchdowns in James Madison's season-opening 68-10 win over Morehead State. The senior averaged 15.8 yards per completion and helped the Dukes generate 687 yards of total offense, which was the fifth-most in school history. It was Johnson's sixth straight game with at least 200 passing yards. - Colonial Athletic Association Football

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