MINNEAPOLIS, MN - March 21, 2018 - After capping a record-setting career in November, Concordia-Moorhead running back Chad Johnson will add another trophy to his collection when he receives the Bobby Bell College Impact Player of the Year Award from the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation. He will be recognized at the 11th Annual Minnesota Football Honors on April 29 at U.S. Bank Stadium.
“Chad has so many talents--talents that he has really worked hard to develop during his last four years in our program,” Cobbers coach Terry Horan said. “He’s a difference maker--a game changer! In the history of Concordia Football we haven’t had many better than Chad. My staff and I are truly blessed to have had the pleasure to coach such a fine young man.”
Johnson earned a spot on the 2017 D3football.com All-America Second Team as well as the All-West Region First Team. He was named Jim Christopherson MIAC Most Valuable Player after leading the conference with 1,262 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns, ranking second in Cobbers season history in both categories. Johnson also led the MIAC in both statistics within conference play. He rushed for over 100 yards in eight of the team’s 10 games.
Concordia’s team captain set a program record by averaging 126.2 rushing yards per game as a senior. He leaves the Cobbers with a career record of 42 touchdowns and ranks second with 2,699 career rushing yards.
The Bobby Bell College Impact Player of the Year Award is named for the Gophers All-American and national champion who went on to star for the Kansas City Chiefs. Bell is a member of both the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame.
The Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation will host the 11th Annual Minnesota Football Honors on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium. The event is presented by the Minnesota Vikings and is the largest football awards event in Minnesota. Doors open at 2 p.m. for the 4 p.m. event. The event is open to the public. Tickets are on sale now. For tickets and additional information about this year’s Minnesota Football Honors, please visit www.minnesotafootballhonors.com. For sponsorship information, please email email@example.com.
About the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation:
The Minnesota Chapter of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and develop the power of amateur football in developing the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, competitive spirit and academic excellence in Minnesota’s young people. The MN Chapter recognizes legendary football icons, college football Hall of Famers and Minnesota’s top high school and college football scholar athletes. For more information, visit www.nffmn.org, Facebook or Twitter.
Lindsay Lommel, Event Manager
MN Chapter of The National Football Foundation