He came from a small school in Northern California, the son of walnut ranchers and the oldest of three sons. Johnny Mundt grew up working on the farm, a story like Taylor Hart, who grew up working in his grandfather's lumber yard. He's dated the same girl for two and a half years.
In high school, he was a 3.8 student. He played tight end and linebacker. The Crusaders ran for 400 yards a game and rarely passed. When they did, opponents doubled teamed him. As a junior he caught 17 passes for 314 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Stiff competition: Johnny Mundt, a true freshman from a small high school in Northern California, was fifth-string tight end when fall camp started. On Saturday he started against the SEC Tennessee Volunteers and grabbing 5 passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns in his third game as a Duck (Gary Breedlove, Eugene Daily News photo).
Senior year at Central Catholic, the Crusaders played a tough schedule and lost two games early. But they won 12 in a row to fi...