CLEVELAND, OH – University at Buffalo wide receiver Anthony Johnson was named the Mid-American Conference East Division Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. It is the ninth time this season a UB player has been named Player of the Week and Johnson is the eighth different Bull to earn the honor.
Johnson had six catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns in Buffalo's 31-24 win over Ohio on Friday afternoon. The junior receiver averaged nearly 26 yards per catch. Johnson had touchdown grabs of 31 and 54 yards to bring his season total to 14. The 14 touchdown receptions are a single-season school record.
Johnson continues to put up eye-popping numbers. For the season, he has 76 receptions for 1,356 yards and 14 touchdowns. He leads the MAC and ranks second in the nation in both receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.
This is the first time Johnson has won the award.
It is the ninth time this season a UB player has been named MAC Player of the Week. Khalil Hodge has won Defensive Player of the Week twice (Sept. 4 & Oct. 16). Kicker Adam Mitcheson was Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 25. Running back Emmanuel Reed was named Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 2. Drew Anderson was named Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 9. Tim Roberts was named Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 30. Tyree Jackson was named Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 13. Chuck Harris was named Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 20.