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56 DAYS TO 2016 KICKOFF: Terrale Johnson

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In which BracketCat counts down the 56th day until the 2016 kickoff with a profile of offensive lineman Terrale Johnson.

I really can't draw any connections between Terrale Johnson and Terry Pierce (other than their first names, maybe). I just wanted a picture of a badass dude wearing No. 56.
I really can't draw any connections between Terrale Johnson and Terry Pierce (other than their first names, maybe). I just wanted a picture of a badass dude wearing No. 56.
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#56 Terrale Johnson
Redshirt Senior
6-1 | 303
Manhattan, Kan.

Bio

Position: Offensive Line

Previous College: Hutchinson Community College

Projection: Starter

Status: On Scholarship

Terrale W. Johnson (b. June 29, 1994) is a former community college transfer who redshirted in 2014 and was in the regular playing rotation at right guard in 2015. He will battle for starting duties in the interior of the offensive line.

Last year, Johnson played in 10 games, including starts against South Dakota, UTSA, Louisiana Tech and Baylor.

Johnson helped K-State to rank second nationally in red-zone offense and 18th in passing yards per completion.

He also helped the Wildcats to rush for 29 touchdowns, which was just one shy of entering the school’s top-10 list.

Johnson was a Signing Day surprise for Kansas State. No one had heard of him before he faxed in his letter of intent in February 2014. He had no other offers, but was drawing interest and a possible visit from Tennessee State.

Johnson, who played two seasons under head coach Rion Rhodes for Hutchinson Community College, was named an honorable mention All-Jayhawk Conference player in 2013 after helping the Blue Dragons to earn an 8-4 record and a No. 17 final ranking. The Blue Dragons were 9-3 and finished No. 12 nationally in 2012.

He also helped Hutchinson to pick up back-to-back Salt City Bowl victories. Watch his JUCO highlights here.

Prior to his arrival in Hutch, Johnson was a two-year starter under head coach Joe Schartz for Manhattan High School, where he was a teammate of fellow 2014 K-State commit Winston Dimel, not to mention Deante Burton.

Johnson helped the Indians to earn an 11-1 record during his senior campaign and a trip to the quarterfinals of the Kansas Class 6A state championship. He was a first-team All-Centennial League performer and a Kansas Football Coaches Association first-team All-Class 6A selection in 2011.