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Cameron Johnston
Cameron  Johnston

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Geelong, Australia

High School:
St. Joseph's

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 198

Position:
P

12/18/2016

12 Buckeyes Graduate, Including Barrett, Lewis & Conley

Team will head to Arizona for PlayStation Fiesta Bowl with 14 graduates on the roster

12/14/2016

2016 Ohio State Football All-American Tracker

Stay up to date on the Buckeyes as All-American lists are released

12/12/2016

More First-Team All-America Honors for Elflein, Hooker & Samuel

Elflein & Hooker have been named to seven first teams; Samuel is now on two

12/08/2016

Elflein & Hooker Named 1st-Team Walter Camp All-Americans

Billy Price, Raekwon McMillan and Cameron Johnston earn second-team honors

11/29/2016

Tyquan Lewis, Cam Johnston Headline OSU's Big Ten Honorees

Lewis, McMillan, Hooker, Lattimore and Johnston garner first-team honors

11/12/2016

No. 5 Ohio State at Maryland

The Buckeyes travel to College Park to take on the Maryland Terrapins.

11/05/2016

No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Nebraska

The Buckeyes welcome the Cornhuskers to Ohio Stadium for a Top-10 Showdown.

10/01/2016

No. 2 Ohio State vs. Rutgers

Scenes from the Buckeyes' Big Ten opener against the Scarlet Knights.

Ohio State Overview: : One of the finest punters in Ohio State history, Johnston was the Big Ten Conference’s Eddleman-Fields punter of the year in 2016 when he ranked fifth nationally and first in the Big Ten with a 46.7-yard average … a finalist for the Ray Guy Award and a second-team All-American by five different selecting organizations … he led the Big Ten in punting three out of his four seasons with Ohio State and set school records for punts inside the 20 for a career (109) and season (31 in 2015), plus his 57.0-yard average against Illinois in 2014 is also a school record … his career average of 44.9 yards per punt is second in Ohio State history.

2016 Season (Senior): Eddleman-Fields Big Ten Punter of the Year ... First Team All-Big Ten ... Ray Guy award finalist ... Second Team All-America by the Associated Press, Walter Camp, USA Today and The Sporting News ... has Ohio State positioned 5th nationally and 1st in Big Ten in net punting ... ranks 5th nationally and 1st in the Big Ten at 46.2 yards per punt ... season-long 70-yard punt at Wisconsin ... 61-yard punt vs. Tulsa ... recorded five punts inside the 20 at Oklahoma, helping Ohio State pin Oklahoma inside their own 35 to start each drive ... three downed inside the 20 at Penn State and again in the win at Michigan State... seven punts for 348 yards with a long of 61-yards in the Fiesta Bowl.

2015 Season (Junior): Johnston was second in the Big Ten in punting with a 43.9-yard average, in punts inside the 20 (26) and in 50-plus yard punts (18) while helping the team lead the Big Ten in net punting (40.3) … he was named second-team all-Big Ten Conference and was a semifinalist for the second consecutive year for the Ray Guy Award … dropped four punts inside the 10 in the 38-10 win over Penn State … was named Big Ten special teams player of the week Sept. 28 after averaging 51.5 yards off four kicks against Western Michigan with three punts downed inside the 20 and three over 50 yards … averaged 54.7 yards off three punts vs. Maryland and 52.2 yards off six punts vs. Northern Illinois.

2014 Season (Sophomore): Johnston was outstanding for the College Football Playoff national champions, averaging a Big Ten-best 45.1 yards off 48 punts while helping the team lead the Big Ten in net punting average at 41.8 ... he was a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award and was named honorable mention all-Big Ten ... his average would have been in the Top 10 nationally, but Johnston did not have the NCAA minimum of 3.6 punts per game to qualify ... unofficially, according to stats compiled by the FBS SIDs, Johnston ranked second nationally in both percentage of punts downed I20 (54.1 pct.; 26 of 48) and those downed I10 (31.2 pct.; 15 of 48) ... produced four games with over a 50-yard punting average, including a Big Ten championship game record average of 53.0 yards-per-punt ... had a Big Ten title game record 73-yard punt vs. the Badgers ... averaged 45.0 yards on six punts at Beaver Stadium vs. Penn State with four downed inside the 20 and two downed I10 ... Penn State ultimately punted after each of Johnston's punts that were downed I20 ... Johnston earned his second Varsity O letter.

2013 Season (Freshman): Johnston led all Big Ten punters with a 44.0 per punt average -- 16th-best nationally -- and was named a second-team freshman All-American by College Football News ... he also lead the nation in percentage of punts downed inside the 20 at 63.3 percent (31 of 49) and he ranked second nationally with 28.6 percent of his punts downed inside the 10 (14 of 49) ... almost 50 percent of his punts were fair caught (24 of 49) and, as a team, Ohio State was fifth nationally in net punting (40.8) ... Johnston had a long kick of 71 yards and nine of his punts travelled over 50 yards ... he was named Big Ten special teams player of the week after punting six times vs. Wisconsin and dropping all six inside the 20 and five inside the 10 ... he broke the school single game record by averaging 57.0 yards per punt vs. Illinois (Tom Skladany had held the mark for 37 years with his 52.3 average in 1976 vs. Michigan) ... Johnston bested his previous career long of 61 yards three times vs. Illinois, with his six punts travelling 63, 50, 64, 53, 71 and 41 yards.

More on Cameron: Johnston is a 22-year-old former Australian Rules Football player who came to the states before Australian punters were the rage … Ohio State needed a punter in the summer of 2013 and after Johnston’s tapes reached special team’s coordinator Kerry Coombs, the coaches ultimately signed him to a National Letter of Intent to attend Ohio State and play for the Buckeyes … he came out of the Melbourne-based punter/kicker training ground Prokick Australia, where he trained under the tutelage of Nathan Chapman.

CAMERON JOHNSTON'S PUNTING STATS

YEAR G NO YDS AVG TB FC I20 I10 LG
2013 14 49 2156 44.0 2 24 31 14 71
2014 15 48 2164 45.1 5 17 26 15 73
2015 13 58 2549 43.9 7 21 26 15 67
TOT 42 155 6869 44.3 14 62 83 44 73