Olabisi Johnson, a 2015 graduate of Bear Creek, was selected in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft on Saturday.
Johnson, a wide receiver, was picked by the Minnesota Vikings with the No. 247 overall selection. He becomes the first-ever product of Bear Creek to ever be taken in the NFL Draft.
Johnson is the second former Colorado high school football player to be drafted this season, following Wiggins grad Dalton Risner, who was selected in the second round.
This is the 42nd time in history that the state of Colorado has had multiple players selected in one year, and second season in a row multiple players have been drafted. Find a complete database of former Colorado high school football players who have been drafted here.
Johnson started 11 games for CSU last season, and caught a career-high 54 passes for 796 yards and four touchdowns. He is one of 10 Rams to finish his career with more than 2,000 yards receiving.
At Bear Creek, Johnson was a first-team all-state selection as both a wide receiver and a cornerback in Class 5A during his senior season. He also competed in track, winning in the 5A 110 hurdles as a senior.