Clemson gets QB Hunter Johnson from Northwestern in the transfer portal


Sometimes you can go home. Former Clemson then Northwestern QB Hunter Johnson has decided to return to the program.

After sitting out the 2018 campaign as a redshirt, Johnson appeared in 11 games over the next three seasons. A team captain in 2021, he finished his Wildcat tenure with 856 passing yards, five touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Johnson told Wiltfong he originally reached out to Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney to see if he had any grad assistant spots open. It was then that Swinney asked if Johnson had an extra year of eligibility left and would he like to use it with the Tigers.

Johnson will be part of a quarterback group that includes incumbent starter D.J. Uiagalelei, five-star incoming freshman Cade Klubnik and walk-on Hunter Helms.


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