Texas running back Roschon Johnson drafted by the Chicago Bears with the No. 115 overall pick

Emma Hutchinson, Senior Sports Reporter

Four-year Texas running back Roschon Johnson will be headed to Chicago to play for the Bears as he was drafted during the fourth round of picks.

Johnson was a Campbell Trophy semifinalist for the 2022 season, which recognizes an American college football player for their academic and athletic success. The Port Arthur, Texas, product has made himself an iconic Longhorn, ranking No. 18 overall on Texas’ all-time rushing list with 2,190 yards and 26 touchdowns.

Earning an honorable mention All-Big 12 honors last season, Johnson stepped out with three Academic All-Big 12 first team selections across his 2020–2022 seasons. He has also earned a spot on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll seven times since his freshman spring season in 2019.

Johnson announced on Twitter that he would be entering the NFL Draft on Dec. 23 and would forgo his remaining college eligibility as well as opt out of Texas’ Alamo Bowl. Johnson closed out his time at Texas by saying, “I devoted myself in every way possible to get this University back on the pedestal it should be at,” and recognized everyone’s support for his decision.

He will join another Texas alumnus, D’Onta Foreman, on the Bears squad for the incoming 2023 NFL season.