Watch: Xavier Johnson records first TD, gives Ohio State lead against Notre Dame

Colin Gay
The Columbus Dispatch

Xavier Johnson made his mark in the third quarter.

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The redshirt senior wide receiver secured Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud's second touchdown of the day: a 24-yard pass to put the Buckeyes ahead against Notre Dame and to give Johnson his first touchdown reception of his college career

Johnson's in his fifth year with the Ohio State football program as a walk-on, playing all 13 games in 2021 and 31 games throughout his college career.

Last season, he recorded six special teams tackles and returned three kicks for 52 yards.

Johnson caught 32 passes for 766 yards and eight touchdown as a senior at Summit Country Day in Cincinnati, adding 10 touchdowns and 623 yards in the ground game.

Ohio State football's 2022 schedule

  • Week 1: Ohio State vs. Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3, in Columbus, Ohio
  • Week 2: Ohio State vs. Arkansas State, Sept. 10, in Columbus, Ohio
  • Week 3: Ohio State vs. Toledo, Sept. 17, in Columbus, Ohio 
  • Week 4: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin, Sept. 24, Columbus, Ohio
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  • Week 7: Ohio State vs. Iowa, Oct. 22, Columbus, Ohio
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  • Week 9: Ohio State vs. Northwestern, Nov. 5, Evanston, Ill. 
  • Week 10: Ohio State vs Indiana, Nov. 12, Columbus, Ohio
  • Week 11: Ohio State vs. Maryland, Nov. 19, College Park, MD. 
  • Week 12: Ohio State vs. Michigan, at noon Nov. 26, Columbus, Ohio

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