Also, the Wildcats are No. 9 in the 2022 College Football America Yearbook’s NAIA Preseason Top 30. The Wildcats are one of the highest-ranked Mid-States Football Association programs in the CFA preseason Top 30.
Johnson became the third player in program history to earn All-America honors, as he was named a First-Team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association after last season. He finished with 52 tackles, three sacks, forced three fumbles, and two interceptions.
The Wildcats went 7-3 overall and 4-3 in league play, reaching the NAIA playoffs. Unfortunately, the run ended there, as the Wildcats were forced to cancel their playoff game due to a COVID-19 outbreak, with their opponent, Kansas Wesleyan, advancing.
The Wildcats open the 2022 football season at Valparaiso on Sept. 3, followed by a Sept. 17 road trip to Olivet Nazarene. The Wildcats open league action on Sept. 24 at home against Trinity International.
The NAIA section of the 2022 College Football America Yearbook features 16 pages of content including:
- National NAIA preview and Preseason Top 30;
- NAIA preseason Starting Lineup;
- Update on each NAIA conference;
- Capsules for every NAIA team, including 2021 results and 2022 schedules;
- More than a half-dozen color action, coach and stadium photos.
The 2022 College Football America Yearbook features more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.
The print edition is available online via Amazon.com and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million.