Weber State DB Taron Johnson has lofty goals for his senior season

PARK CITY — Last season, cornerback Taron Johnson and Weber State made the FCS football playoffs for the first time since 2009, a big step forward for the program in head coach Jay Hill’s third season at the helm of the Wildcats.

Weber State lost in the first round of the playoffs, 45-14 to Chattanooga, and Johnson hasn’t forgotten the feeling of exiting the playoffs early. In fact, he’s used it to fuel his fire in the months leading up to the Wildcats’ first game of the 2017 season on Sept. 2.

“It was a good experience overall, I just wish we would have done better in the playoffs, (had) a better showing for our school,” Johnson said at Big Sky Media Day Monday in Park City. “I want to get back to the playoffs, I want to go past the first round, second round, all of that.”

Johnson is one big reason Weber State has been on the rise as a football program. In 2016, the Wildcats led the Big Sky in passing defense, holding opposing offenses to an average of 193.5 yards per game. In his junior year last season, Johnson broke the school record for career pass breakups (33). He …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

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