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2023 PFN Player Profile: Getting to know Muncy RB/LB Austin Johnson

Tagged under: District 4, News, Player Previews

Billy Splain | June 7, 2023

 

Austin Johnson
Running back/linebacker
Muncy
Class Of 2025
Jersey #7
HT/WT 6’0 215
over 2,300 career rushing yards
Other sports Wrestling
Coaches select first team all state fb, 2023 Piaa aa wrestling state champion 215lbs
Twitter @johnson_a72

Coach Sean Tetreault says “Austin is a 2 years starter for us and is an incredible workhorse for us, he is already getting D1 interest and is poised to have a great final 2 seasons for us”.

LET’S GET TO KNOW AUSTIN

Why do you play football?

There is nothing better than a long touchdown run. I love running and I also like to hit people.

Who is your favorite sports star and WHY?

David Taylor because he is my wrestling coach and he is an Olympic gold medalist and he’a helped me a lot through wrestling.

Do you have a favorite play you remember the most? Explain:

My favorite play is a 80 yard touch down run at Hughesville last season. It was a rivalry game and the score was close at half time, and it was the first play of the half. It set the tone for the rest of the game and they started to give up.

What was last years season like for you?

Last year’s season went well but they’re were a lot of ups and downs and some games i wasn’t happy because i am hard on myself, but the end of the season i started playing well and everything started coming together. The district final game was really disappointing though.

What are your goals for this coming season?

My goal is to rush for 2,000 yards, win districts and do well in the playoffs

Who is the best player you ever lined up against?

nick frame from Northern lehigh

What stadium, HS/college/pro would you love to visit for a game?

I’d love to visit any division one school for a game, but probably the Dallas Cowboys stadium

What is your favorite Pro team, any sport?

Dallas Cowboys

What game, yours, college or pro, was your favorite game you watched and why?

Auburn vs Alabama in 2014 because I was a big Auburn fan and it was crazy when he returned the field goal.

What would you do to improve the recruiting process?

I would like to start going to more camps because I have only been to one.

Describe what the perfect teammate is

The perfect teammate is someone who is always positive, doesn’t miss any workouts, a leader, and treats his team and coaches well

Tell everyone why you think football is good for a community

football is good for a community because it can get some kids out of trouble and it can give them an escape. It also brings the community together by supporting your team

Name one thing that you’d love to do in football that may never happen?

I would love to win a state championship in football and get all my teammates in the weight room and every workout

Who is your mentor, the person you want to be like? WHY?

David Taylor because he has helped me a lot in my wrestling career and he is a good person

What is your favorite practice drill? What is your least favorite practice drill?

My favorite practice drill is just going through plays because i enjoy visualizing like i am in the game. My least favorite practice drill is 7 on 7’s because they can be boring for a running back

Preseason Two a Days are: 

hard but also really fun because we just start getting into the season so i get excited and i enjoy football workouts

Is there anyone in your family, besides your parents, you could consider your biggest fan? Who, Why?

My grandma because she always comes to every sporting event and she supports me a lot

When you aren’t playing, practicing or training for sports, what is your go to activity and why?

I like to go fishing because I like being outside with my friends. I also go swimming and cliff jumping because I like the adrenaline.

What is your favorite football memory to date?

my favorite football memory was blowing out Hughesville last year because their players always trash talk and it’s a fun game.

What is your favorite play to run?

42 dive because i like running over people

is a hot dog a sandwich?

no it’s a hot dog

Music of choice:

rap

Best thing you ever got from a teammate? Why?

a picture in a frame because it was a cool picture and it was a birthday gift

Best Pizza topping? 

meat lovers

Which one? Sheetz or Wawa

wawa

What is your favorite vacation destination?

florida

Do you remember what the first football game you saw was?

the first football game that i remember was my school’s game against montgomery

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