Ty Marquise Johnson

Ty Marquise Johnson (1997–    ), born in Cumberland, Maryland, played football for Fort Hill High School and was an award-winning, record-setting running back for the University of Maryland, where he majored in family science. He signed on as a running back for the 2019 Detroit Lions team of the National Football League, having been selected in the sixth round (186th overall) of the NFL draft.

At Fort Hill High School in Cumberland, he was a three-year varsity starter, was ranked the number one running back in Maryland by Scout, and was selected to play for Maryland in the Big 33 Football Classic in Pennsylvania.

At the University of Maryland, which Ty attended on a Division I scholarship, his talent and achievements were recognized: Academic All-Big Ten (2016), Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (2016), Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (2017), Athlon Sports Third Team All-Big Ten (2017), Doak Walker Award Watch List (2017), Big Ten Specialist of the Week (2017), Maxwell Award Watch List (2018), Doak Walker Award Watch List (2018), Paul Hornung Award Watch List (2018), and Athlon Sports Preseason All-Big Ten (2018).

During the 2019 training camp with the Lions, Ty became the fastest man on the team, with a 40-yard dash speed of less than 4.4 seconds. When the team posted its 53-man roster for 2019, Ty's name was included, indicating his jersey would bear the number 31.

When he's not playing football, Ty enjoys cooking for his friends.

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