Cornelius Johnson is a key wide receiver and big-play threat for Michigan. On Sunday, he announced his plans to return to the program for one more year in 2023.

“After considering great opportunities, I have decided to stay with the University of Michigan football team for the 2023 season,” wrote Johnson in an Instagram post. “I am excited to get back on Main Street with the crew.”


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During the 2022 season, Johnson led the Wolverines with 6 receiving touchdowns and was among the team leaders with 15.6 yards per catch. His 499 receiving yards also ranked second for Michigan behind Ronnie Bell.

Johnson’s best performance of the season came in The Game when he torched Ohio State for 160 receiving yards and 2 big touchdowns on just 4 catches. He was also the team’s leading receiver in 2021 when Bell was sidelined with an injury.

With the return of Johnson, Michigan’s offense will be in very good shape heading into 2023. The team is also returning Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards in the backfield along with starting quarterback JJ McCarthy.

The offensive line also returns multiple key pieces from a Joe Moore Award group, setting the table for what could be another memorable year for Michigan football.