Michigan WR Johnson to return for final season

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Cornelius Johnson, who led the Wolverines in touchdown receptions in 2022, announced Sunday night that he will be back this coming fall.

Michigan WR Cornelius Johnson to return for final season 10:01 PM ET Adam RittenbergESPN Senior Writer Close College football reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2008. Graduate of Northwestern University. Michigan wide receiver Cornelius Johnson , who led the team in touchdown receptions in 2022, will return for his final season this coming fall. Johnson, who announced his return Sunday night on social media, had six touchdowns on 32 receptions for 499 yards, ranking as Michigan's No. 2 wide receiver. Michigan will lose leading wide receiver Ronnie Bell and tight end Luke Schoonmaker , who finished second on the team with 35 receptions. Johnson had his best performance in Michigan's road win against rival Ohio State , recording touchdown receptions of 75 and 69 yards. Editor's Picks The final 2022 college football Power Rankings 4d ESPN staff College football's Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2023 5d Mark Schlabach 2 Related The 6-foot-3, 208-pound Johnson joins several prominent Michigan players who will return in 2023, including running back Blake Corum , guard Trevor Keegan and guard Zak Zinter , who also announced his return Sunday. Valiant Management group, founded by former Michigan running back Jared Wangler, started the One More Year Fund, geared toward raising money to help bring back Corum, Keegan, Zinter and Johnson. The fund has raised more than $100,000, which will go to the players. Johnson has 92 receptions for 1,441 yards and 13 touchdowns in his Michigan career. "After considering great opportunities, I have decided to stay with the University of Michigan football team for the 2023 season," Johnson wrote on social media. "I am excited to get back on Main Street with the crew." ESPN's Tom VanHaaren contributed to this report.