Baylor's Michael Johnson isn't a household name yet, but he was a big winner at The Athletics Congress national convention.
The 22-year-old sprinter on Thursday was presented with three major awards, including the Harrison Dillard Award that goes annually to the outstanding American male athlete in the sprints-hurdles category.A special TAC committee picked Johnson, 22, who finished his collegiate career last spring.
In addition, Johnson received awards as the U.S. Male Athlete of the Year by Track and Field News and the inaugural Track and Field Writers Athlete of the Year Award.
Johnson is one of six candidates for the Jesse Owens Memorial Award, which will be awarded tonight.
In addition to Johnson, sprinter Leroy Burrell, distance runner Lynn Jennings, decathlete Dave Johnson, heptathlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee and distance runner PattiSue Plumer are candidates for the Owens Award.