2023 PFN Player Profile: Getting to know Wilkes-Barre TE/Edge Naquan Johnson

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Billy Splain | June 28, 2023


Naquan Johnson
Wilkes-Barre Wolfpack
Class Of 2024
Jersey #8
HT/WT 6’2 240
80 Tackles, 14 TFL, 10 sacks,1 int, 25 recs, 550 receiving yards, 5 TDs
Other sports Basketball
1st Team All Wyoming Valley, All District, All Conference, Defensive Player of the year, All First Team Citizen Voice, MVP awards from multiple offseason camps.
Twitter @Naquan8Johnson

Coach Cinti says “He will be a 4 year starter. Has worked extremely hard throughout his high school career. Was a captain in his junior season. Army, Duquesne, JMU are some of the colleges looking at him”.


Why do you play football?

I play football because it lets you let out an aggressive side that no one really sees and could help my family out with the outcome of playing football. Also Winning is important to me, but losses are just as good because you must learn to cope with defeat that’s why I play football.

It’s gameday! What are you looking forward to the most? 

I am looking forward to seeing my family and my friends in the stands while my team and I are coming out from the tunnel.

Who is your favorite sports star and WHY?

Micah Parsons because he has that dawg in him and I play a similar style of play as Micah. Also because he is on my favorite NFL team.

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

It would have to be week 10 against our rivals Wyoming valley west, my coach lined me up as a receiver against their tallest and best cornerback and he told me to run a fade and my quarterback threw the perfect ball where I could catch it over him and the crowd went crazy.

What was last years season like for you?

We had our ups and downs but we weren’t consistent in winning and some games we would play as a team other games we didn’t play as a team and we were just missing that chemistry with everyone on the field.

What are your goals for this coming season?

My team Goal would be to win districts and make a good run in states. My individual goal would be to lead the state in sacks and have over 100+ tackles.

Who is the best player you ever lined up against?

CJ Dippre

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

Beaver Stadium

What is your favorite Pro team, any sport?

Football Cowboys Basketball Lakers

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

WBA vs Berwick last year because it was the most fun I’ve ever had in a football game, it was a lot of good players on the field at once and I had 3 sacks and 10 tackles.

What sports movie would you watch every day if you had to pick one and why?

Remember the titans because I use to always watch it with my dad

If your mom and dad are screaming at you from the stands, what is it they usually yell?

They can’t stop you Nak!

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

Coach In the college championship

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

My grandma because no matter what the situation is she always make sure everyone is good with a smile on her face.

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

My aunts and my grandma because they will fly out just to watch some of my games

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

Spend time with my friends or sisters

What is your favorite football memory to date?

The time when I played my first ever football game and I scored and my dad was running with me on the sideline.

What is your favorite play to run?

When I blitz of the edge

What scares you the most?

Having a fatal injury

Music of choice:


What was your favorite gift as a little boy? Why?

Beyblades that was my favorite toy growing up.

What restaurant is your go to when you need a big meal?


What is your favorite vacation destination?

Atlanta, Georgia

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