2023 PFN Player Profile: Getting to know Manheim Twp QB Hayden Johnson
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Billy Splain | April 26, 2023
Qb and Punter
Class Of 2024
Jersey # 9
HT/WT 6’1 195 LBS
Other sports Lacrosse, Golf, and used to play basketball
1st Team all state Qb, All academic team, 1st team all section Qb
Hayden Johnson is just hitting his stride. Hard to believe that can be said about a QB that has amassed 4,640 passing yards with a 72.8 % completion rate of to go along with his 63 TDs in his two years as a starter for head coach Mark Evans’ Blue Streaks. He stand’s taller than his 6-1 inch frame while in the pocket. He can be allusive when under pressure and is accurate with his throws on the run. Hayden has just one offer, Lehigh, but I don’t expect that to be his last. Look for Johnson to have a big year.
Coach Evans says “Hayden is a complete player, a student of the game with a work ethic second to none. Expect great things from him this season”.
Why do you play football?
I play it because it is a very big thing in my family and I love building the bonds with teammates and the competitive aspect to it.
Who is your favorite sports star and WHY?
Joe burrow, best passing season in college football history, and he’s a great competitor
Do you have a favorite play you remember the most? Explain:
Game winner against Cumberland Valley in district playoffs. It was a 40 yard touchdown with 50 seconds left to go up by 5 points. Landon kennel, the wide receiver had one of the best catches I’ve ever seen on that play and it was a very exciting and great play all around.
What was last years season like for you?
Last years season was very good for our program, 2nd district championship appearance and we definitely strived through a bunch of hard times during our season. It was also fun beating Cumberland valley and hempfield in the playoffs which was who we lost to in the regular season.
What are your goals for this coming season?
To win a district championship
Who is the best player you ever lined up against?
What stadium, HS/college/pro would you love to visit for a game?
North Carolina Football
What is your favorite Pro team, any sport?
What game, yours, college or pro, was your favorite game you watched and why?
Chiefs Vs Bills divisional game
What sports movie would you watch every day if you had to pick one and why?
Creed 2, it is very recent and it is very realistic.
If your mom and dad are screaming at you from the stands, what is it they usually yell?
My dad usually yells “let’s go now”
Name one thing that you’d love to do in football that may never happen?
Hail Mary Walk off
Who is your mentor, the person you want to be like? WHY?
My dad, he has paved the way for me to be a great man, athlete, and hard worker
Name a sport you’d love to play but can’t:
Golf, it’s in the same season as football
What is your most embarrassing sports moment?
I can’t think of one
Is there anyone in your family, besides your parents, you could consider your biggest fan? Who, Why?
My Brother gavin, he stayed coaching for my high school to be with me and he is always talking football with me
When you aren’t playing, practicing or training for sports, what is your go to activity and why?
Golfing, it is relaxing and I am very competitive
What is your favorite football memory to date?
Beating Hempfield and Cumberland valley back to back weeks in playoffs
What is your favorite play to run?
What scares you the most?
Music of choice:
Rap or Country (In summer)
What was your favorite gift as a little boy? Why?
What restaurant is your go to when you need a big meal?
Which one? Sheetz or Wawa
What is your favorite vacation destination?
California or Hawaii
Do you remember what the first football game you saw was?
The oldest one I can remember is Cowboys Vs Cardinals where Dan Bailey missed game winning kick
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