Emmett Johnson was born on Oct. 10, 2003, and he is the son of Charles and Precious Johnson. He is majoring in advertising and public relations. Emmett has volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race, Thanksgiving hospital visits and the Huskers’ Day of Service. Emmett Johnson came to Nebraska as the top high school player in Minnesota. As a star running back and two-way player for the Academy of Holy Angels, Johnson was named Mr. Football by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association in 2021.Emmett Johnson played in 12 games as a redshirt freshman, emerging as Nebraska's starting running back with six starts over the final seven games. Johnson had 90 carries for 411 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 4.6 yards per carry to help Nebraska rank second in the Big Ten in rushing. He also caught seven passes for 46 yards and returned one kickoff for 15 yards.