Mission Viejo QB taking a break from Twitter

Mission Viejo Diablos

There are a lot of high school student-athletes trying to stand-out these days on social media…and then there’s Mission Viejo quarterback Brock Johnson.

Johnson, who is the grandson of  legendary Mission Viejo head coach Bob Johnson, has decided to leave Twitter to concentrate on his senior year of football.  On August 4th, Johnson, who led the Diablos to the 2014 CIF-SS West Valley Division championship, tweeted — “bye Twitter. Be back after football season.”

Playing quarterback is a family affair for the Johnson family. Brock’s dad Bret and uncle Rob played for their dad when he was then the head coach at El Toro High School in the 80’s.  Both Johnson boys are associate head coaches under their dad at Mission Viejo.

After outstanding high school careers at El Toro, Bret, who is the Diablos quarterbacks coach, went-on to played at UCLA and Michigan State.  He then played with the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League and the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons.

Rob played at USC and was the 4th round draft pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 1995 NFL Draft.  Rob played for five other NFL teams during his career.

Brock’s grandfather told the Orange County Register — “That’s completely Brock’s decision and that’s refreshing. It’s a waste of time posting all that stuff.”

Mission Viejo opens the season this coming Friday in Hawaii against Baldwin High School.

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