Johnson named Heartland Conference offensive player-of-the-week
By Tim Stried, SID
November 4, 2002
||Jovan Johnson earned the third HCAC POW honor of his career with a Bluffton and HCAC
record five touchdowns Saturday.
Bluffton College junior running back Jovan Johnson
(Columbus, Ohio/West H.S.) has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
offensive player-of-the-week after setting two school records and one HCAC record
in leading Bluffton to a 34-21 HCAC win over Franklin College Saturday. Johnson scored
five touchdowns for 30 points for two BC single-game records and he ended the day
with 105 yards rushing on 29 carries. Johnson also led the BC receiving corps with
four catches for 58 yards. The five rushing TDs also set an HCAC record as Johnson
picked up the third HCAC player-of-the-week award of his career. He was honored twice
last season on his way to leading the league in rushing with 1,096 yards. He was named
first-team All-HCAC. Johnson currently leads the HCAC in all-purpose yards (170.2
ypg) and kickoff return average (26.7 ypr) and ranks second in scoring (9.0 ppg).
He ranks fourth in rushing (67.0 ypg) and receptions (5.6 rpg) and eighth in receiving
yards (57.8 ypg).