Irish Archives: WR-Malcolm Johnson

Johnson was one of the first Irish receivers in Notre Dame history to surpass 100 receptions in a career. He also set a mark for TD games in a row with six.

We begin our Irish Archives features – our special post-spring/summer offering – today with former Irish wide receiver Malcolm Johnson (1995-98). Our goal is to acquaint younger, newer Irish fans to the great Notre Dame players of the past while jogging the memory of long-time Irish followers.


• Ht./Wt.: 6-5, 215
• Hometown: Washington, D.C.
• High School: Gonzaga
• Head Coaches: Lou Holtz/Bob Davie
• Position Coaches: Tom Clements, Urban Meyer
• Position Contemporaries: Bobby Brown, Joey Getherall, David Givens, Raki Nelson
• Quarterbacks: Ron Powlus, Jarious Jackson
• Career Stats: 110 receptions for 1,737 yards (15.7-yard avg.) and 10 touchdowns.

ND Football Accomplishments
• Most 100-yard receiving games (4) at Notre Dame from 1996-2004.
• Finished Notre Dame career ranked sixth all-time in receptions with 110.
• Scored touchdowns in six consecutive games in 1998 to set a Notre Dame record.

Top Games
• 6 receptions for 150 yards vs. Boston College (11-7-98)
• 7 receptions for 113 yards and 1 TD vs. Stanford (10-3-98)
• 7 receptions for 106 yards vs. Michigan (9-27-97)
• 6 receptions for 125 yards and 1 TD vs. West Virginia (11-22-97)

Pro Career
• Drafted in the fifth round (166th overall) by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1999 NFL draft.
• Played with the Steelers (1999-2000), New York Jets (2000) and the CFL’s Ottawa Renegades (2002). Played 10 career games with 2 receptions for 23 yards.

Post-Football Career
• After earning degrees in Marketing and Sociology from Notre Dame, Johnson picked up his MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.
• Internal consultant, PNC Bank; Vice President Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Senior Vice President J.P. Morgan’s real estate banking group in southern California.


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