Football



73  Chase Johnson
Chase Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Loveland, Colo.

High School:
Loveland

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 325

Position:
Offensive Tackle


UW This Season: Chase Johnson has been one of the finest and most consistent offensive linemen in Wyoming school history. He will be a leading candidate for All-Mountain West Conference honors in 2006, after earning Honorable Mention All-Conference honors in each of the past two seasons. The 2006 season will mark his fourth season as a starter. In fact, he has started the last 35 consecutive games at left tackle for the Wyoming Cowboys, which dates back to the very first game of his redshirt freshman season.

2005: Johnson earned Honorable Mention All-MWC honors for the second consecutive season. He started all 11 games at left tackle in 2005. He anchored an offensive line that helped Wyoming rank 34th in the nation in passing offense. He also helped pave the way for freshman running back Wynel Seldon, who set a new UW freshman rushing record with 871 yards. After playing at 307 pounds in 2004, he entered 2005 spring drills weighing 325 pounds. CBS Sportsline's 2005 Season Preview named Johnson a First Team All-MWC preseason pick.

2004: Johnson continued to develop as an outstanding player in 2004. He started every game at left tackle, marking the second consecutive season he started at left tackle. An athletic left tackle, he improved both his strength and size from his freshman season. Johnson weighed 293 entering his redshirt freshman season of 2003. He entered his sophomore campaign at 307 pounds.

2003: He learned a great deal, and showed consistent improvement, starting all 12 games as a redshirt freshman. As with any freshman, he began the season a little raw, but improved each week. He so impressed Joe Glenn's coaching staff in the spring of 2003 that he was named the starter at left offensive tackle entering the 2003 season. Earned his first varsity letter.

2002: Redshirted

High School: Chase Johnson was an All-State, All-Region and All-Conference selection at Loveland High School in Loveland, Colo. He started both ways in high school -- on the offensive line and defensive line. Johnson helped lead Loveland High to a combined 23-4 record during his junior and senior seasons. Loveland won the Colorado 4A State Championship his junior season, posting a 13-1 record. His senior year, Loveland advanced to the semifinals of the state playoffs and ended the season with a 10-3 record. As a senior, he was credited with 27 solo tackles and 28 assists for a total of 55 tackles, including 9.5 sacks from his defensive line position. He played for head coach John Poovey at Loveland High. Johnson was also recruited by Colorado and Colorado State.

Personal: Born Dec. 16, 1983, in Grant, Neb. He is one of two children of Laurie and David Johnson. He is majoring in agricultural business.

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