Quick Hitters: Michael Johnson

"He's just a terrific player. He is a possession receiver with a big body and is a playmaker. It seems like he comes to play against Auburn every year," said David Greene

"He's just a terrific player. He is a possession receiver with a big body and is a playmaker. It seems like he comes to play against Auburn every year," said David Greene when asked about senior wide receiver Michael Johnson.

Johnson is not a flashy player. He does not get the headlines and often is an afterthought to a team that has had some explosive weapons in the last few years. But Johnson is more than a role player. He proved that against Auburn again this year.

This season the senior scorched the Tigers for 91 yards with one touchdown receiving and 40 yards passing. He scored a touchdown on 70-Colt, a play that was very similar to last season's heroic catch on the Plains of Alabama.

"It was great to get another catch like that," said Johnson.

When asked if Johnson is an "Auburn killer" Greene replied: "Well he has been the last two years. He played tremendous. One that one drive he threw a pass and then caught one.

Greene used one word to describe Johnson's play against Auburn: "Big."

Johnson told me that he gets a lot of his motivation from his injured teammate Kentrell Curry.

"I think about Kentrell Curry all of the time," said Johnson. The two are roommates. "I come out here and I play for him every day. He has unbelievable leadership. He is one of those people that we really miss."

"A lot of people would be like ‘I am done' (after season ending injuries) but Kentrell comes around and helps the team out. He watches film with me and tells me what the defense is going to do," Johnson said with admiration.

Johnson's outstanding play against the Tigers can not go unnoticed. He has been the single biggest reason that Georgia has beaten their SEC rival for the last two seasons. Sean Jones' outstanding 2001 game not withstanding, Johnson made the winning play in both games. Jones "only" kept the Dawgs in the 2001 game.

"I was just blessed to have a great game against them," he said.

Johnson has made championship plays for this Georgia program two seasons in a row. The Dawgs need him to continue that for the rest of the season. And you can count on him delivering.

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