Johnson set an Iowa freshman record by running for 779 yards last season. He gained 200 yards, the 18th-highest single-game total in school history, in a victory against Purdue. He’s listed as the starting running back on Iowa’s depth chart for the season opener against Utah State on Saturday.
Florida State defensive end Jared Verse, LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels, Georgia cornerback Malaki Starks and USC wide receiver Mario Williams also signed deals with Powerade. The ads will start airing Sept. 3, according to the Sports Business Journal.