I was just watching the 91 Iowa game and saw a guy that I always liked Jesse Johnson. I was just wondering if anyone remembers what happened to him?? He played 2 solid seasons as a backup and had 2 brief appearances as a Redshirt Junior before he disappeared. Injury?? Transfer?? Kicked off??
Inquiry about Jesse Johnson
was a beast from Bishop Gallagher. I still have cleat marks on my chest from when he ran me over. He got bust for B&E while playing and got into the dog house. Plus he was sharing time with Ricky Powers and Wheatley, which didn't help his case.
I loved Ricky Powers. Not as much as Wheatley, but he's underrated, I think.
I thought Powers was overrated. He came with so much hype and talked about winning a Heisman before he even got on campus, his body of work was not very imposing. Also, if I am remembering correctly he had fumble issues.
I disagree about Rickey Powers. In my opinion, he was overrated. He was a freshman sensation who never really got better, albeit his carries got less and less every year. He fumbled too much (the curse) and wasn't very fast. Does anyone remember the big comparison to Robert Smith (both from Ohio and the same year)? And does anyone remember that Robert Smith quit football to focus on Med School and there was an SI cover story about it? What a joke.
The House Cat was the best I ever saw on screen plays and open field running.
once he got rolling downhill...he was like a truck rolling backward down a hill. Ran hard! Real hard!