University of Iowa Athletics
RB

#2 Kaleb Johnson

Height 6-0
Weight 212 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Hamilton, Ohio
High School Hamilton
Kaleb Johnson - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item – – Set Iowa freshman rushing record with 779 yards . . . rushed for 200 yards in win at Purdue, second highest single-game total by an Iowa freshman and 18th best total in program history . . . one of eight true freshmen to see action in 2022 . . . first true freshman to rush for over 100 yards in a game since Tyler Goodson, 2019.

2022 Honors – – Next Man In Award, offense . . . Next Man in Award, special teams . . . honorable mention Freshman All-America by College Football News . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . named Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week for his play in win at Purdue . . . 2022 – – Saw action in all 13 games . . . saw action in 7-3 opening win over South Dakota State . . . three rushing attempts for no gain vs. SDSU . . . saw action in 10-7 loss to Iowa State . . . four rushing attempts for 13 yards vs. ISU, with a long of eight yards . . . saw action in 27-0 win over Nevada as offense gained 162 net rushing yards . . . led rushing attack with 103 yards on seven attempts vs. Nevada, with touchdown runs of 40 and 55 yards . . . also recorded one pass reception for seven yards and one kickoff return for 19 yards . . . saw action in 27-10 win at Rutgers . . . 15 rushing attempts for 58 yards at Rutgers, with a long of nine yards . . . also had 77 yards on two kickoff returns, with a long of 42 yards . . . saw action in 27-14 loss to #4 Michigan . . . 12 rushing attempts for 32 yards and one touchdown vs. Michigan, with a long of 12 yards . . . touchdown came on two-yard run in fourth quarter . . . one kickoff return for 13 yards vs. Michigan . . . saw action in 9-6 loss at Illinois . . . nine rushing attempts for 26 yards at Illinois with a long of 11 yards . . . two kickoff returns at Illinois for 44 yards, with a long of 27 yards . . . started at running back in 54-10 loss at #2 Ohio State . . . 11 rushing attempts for 28 yards at OSU, with a long of eight yards . . . five kickoff returns for 118 yards at OSU, with a long of 33 yards . . . started at running back in 33-13 win over Northwestern as offense rushed for 178 net yards and gained 398 yards total offense . . . rushed 13 times for 93 yards vs. Northwestern, with a long of 18 yards . . . started at running back in 24-3 win at Purdue as offense rushed for 184 net yards and gained 376 yards total offense . . . set cvareer-high marks with 22 rushing attempts for 200 yards and one touchdown . . . 75-yard touchdown run on second play of third quarter is longest for Iowa since 2020 . . . also had career highs with two receptions for 17 yards . . . started at running back in 24-10 win over Wisconsin . . . led rushing attack with 22 carries for 57 yards vs. Wisconsin, including a four-yard touchdown . . . also had one reception for three yards . . . saw action in 13-10 win at Minnesota . . . eight rushing attempts for 43 yards at Minnesota, with a long of 21 yards . . . started at running back in 24-17 loss to Nebraska . . . 16 rushing attempts for 109 yards vs. Nebraska, including a 44-yard touchdown run . . . also had two kickoff returns for 54 yards . . . started at running back in 21-0 Music City Bowl win over Kentucky . . . nine rushing attempts for 17 yards vs. Kentucky.

High school honors – – Earned first-team all-state honors as a senior . . . first-team all-conference as a junior . . . honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore . . . Career – – Three-year football letterman as running back . . . helped prep team reach state playoffs as a junior and senior . . . 155 rushing attempts for 1,004 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior . . . 114 carries for 786 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior . . . 878 yards and nine touchdowns on 141 rushing attempts as a sophomore . . . 140 rushing attempts for 631 yards and three touchdowns as a freshman . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . also competed in basketball and track as a prep.

Personal – – Born 8/14/03 in Cincinnati . . . information technology major . . . AP Scholar and Honor Roll student as a prep . . . mother is Juanielle Finley and grandfather is Jeffery Strader . . . high school coach was Nate Mahon.