Former Penn State Wide Receiver Juwan Johnson Thanks Nittany Lions and Oregon

By Nick Polak on January 6, 2020 at 1:30 pm
Sep 29, 2018; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Juwan Johnson (84) makes a catch during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Beaver Stadium.
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Juwan Johnson will always have a place in Penn State Football history as the man who grabbed the walk-off, game-winning touchdown against Iowa in 2017. The former four-star prospect eventually decided to transfer away from Happy Valley, but after spending four years on campus, he will always be part of the Nittany Lion family.

Johnson went on to find success with the Oregon Ducks, ending the season with 30 receptions for 467 yards and 4 touchdowns in just eight games played. Once he was able to get onto the field, he quickly became Justin Herbert's go-to target and was the one to deliver the game-clinching catch and run for a first down against Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl.

With his collegiate career now at a close, Johnson took to Twitter to thank his two collegiate families.

The note reads as follows–

"Five years.

Four words.

Three hundred brothers.

Two communities.

One journey.

This is a tribute to the two schools that changed my life.

First, I'd like to give a shoutout to the Nittany Lions. The four years I spent at Happy Valley gave me more than I could have ever wished for. Penn State gave me a chance to show the world I was more than just an 18 year old kid from Glassboro, NJ with potential. State College gave me the space to grow, shine, and make memories that I'll take with me for the rest of my life.

Lastly, I'd like to thank the University of Oregon for taking a chance on me. I pictured myself on the field of Autzen Stadium when I was playing pickup ball as a kid, because I always knew being a Duck meant something. Thank you to Eugene and the whole Oregon family for making those childhood dreams come true.

All that's left to say are those four words:

We Are!

Go Ducks!"