Monday April 20th, 2015

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn announced Monday that Jeremy Johnson has been named the team's starting quarterback for the 2015 season. 

Johnson, who will be a junior in the fall, spent the last two seasons backing up the now-departed Nick Marshall and made two starts. 

Filling in for a suspended Marshall in the first half of the team's opener last season, Johnson completed 12-of-16 passes for 243 yards and threw two touchdowns. For the season, he completed 28-of-37 attempts for 436 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.

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Coming out of high school, Johnson was a four-star, top 100 recruit. As a true freshman in 2013, he completed 29-of-41 passes and threw six touchdowns and two interceptions. 

Auburn held its annual spring game last Saturday and is holding its final spring practice on Monday.

- Molly Geary

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