Cameron Johnston
Cameron  Johnston

Graduate Student

Geelong, Australia

High School:
St. Joseph's

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 198



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Ohio State Overview: Cameron Johnston has been one of the outstanding punters in the nation the past three years and he enters his senior season a legitimate candidate for post-season honors and the Ray Guy Award … Johnston has helped the Buckeyes’ lead the Big Ten in net punting in each of the past three years and to national rankings of fifth, fifth and 15th in 2013, 2014 and 2015, respectively … Johnston has led the Big Ten in punting in 2013 and 2014 with averages of 44.0 and 45.1 yards, respectively, and he was second last year with an average of 43.9 … his career average of 44.3 ranks third all-time at Ohio State and it complements nicely his three school records for punts inside the 20 for a career (83) and season (31 in 2015), and his 57.0 yards per punt game average vs. Illinois in 2014 … he has produced eight games with over a 50-yard punting average … led the nation – unofficially, according to stats produced by the FBS SIDs – in 2013 in percentage of punts downed inside the 20 and 10 and was second in both categories in 2014 … graduated in August with his degree in sport industry.

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.


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