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James Johannesson
Player Profile:
James Johannesson 3074743
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 230
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Fargo, N.D.
High School: Fargo South
Other College: Minnesota
Major: Undeclared
Experience: Transfer

Before UND: Spent two seasons at the University of Minnesota ... Redshirted during the 2015 season and did not see any game action in 2016 ... Transferred to UND in January of 2017 and went through spring drills with the Fighting Hawks ... Finished prep career at Fargo South as the program's all-time record holder in rushing yards (6,158) and total touchdown (81) ... Led Fargo South to Class AAA state title in 2013 and runner-up finish in 2014 ... Became the first player in state history to be named the  two-time Gatorade North Dakota Player of the Year ... As a senior, piled up 2,072 rushing yards on 216 carries and scored a school-record 34 touchdowns (32 rushing) ... Rushed for a school-record 2,671 yards on 266 carries and scored 30 touchdowns (29 rushing) as a junior ... Registered five career 300-yard rushing games, including a career-best 413 yards in a game against Century during senior season ... Turned in five five-touchdown games during his career ... Was a two-time, first-team all-state selection ... Also lettered in hockey and track and field.

Personal: Son of James and Margrit Johannesson ... Father, James, played football at Jamestown College, while uncle, Jon Norstog, played football at North Dakota State ... Major is undeclared. 

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