As a Sophomore (2011): Played in three games early in the season as a reserve defensive end … played in the season opener vs. Miami (9/5) … recovered a fumble against West Virginia (9/17) … also saw action vs. Towson (10/1) … moved to linebacker midway through the year, but did not play the rest of the way.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2010): Saw action in all 13 games, mostly as a reserve defensive end … started one game … posted a career-high five tackles vs. Navy (9/6), his first collegiate game … had a pair of stops vs. Morgan State (9/11) … made one tackle and had his first career pass breakup against Wake Forest (10/30) … had two tackles against Virginia (11/13) … made one stop against NC State (11/27) … made his first career start vs. East Carolina in the Military Bowl (12/29).
As a Freshman (2009): Served a redshirt season as a reserve linebacker … earned defensive scout team player of the week twice, leading up to the Virginia Tech (11/14) and Florida State (11/21) games.
At Dinwiddie High School: A highly productive player who accumulated tackles in bunches … played primarily at outside linebacker for the Generals … No. 35 in SuperPrep’s Virginia 50 … rated the 21st-best player in Virginia and the 22nd-best outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals … rated the 56th-best weakside linebacker nationally by Scout.com … recorded 124 tackles, five TFLs, five PBUs, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a senior in 2008 … helped the Generals claim a runner-up finish in the Virginia Group AAA Division 5 playoffs … tallied 113 tackles, six PBUs, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a junior in 2007 … finished his prep career with 292 total tackles … clocked at 4.7 in the 40-yard dash … can bench press over 350 … also recruited by Virginia Tech, West Virginia, South Carolina, Duke, East Carolina and Richmond … coached by Billy Mills.
Personal: Born in Richmond, Va. … son of Lisa Johnson … enjoys fishing in his spare time … had a 3.0 GPA in high school … lists E.J. Henderson as his all-time favorite Terp … majoring in American studies.Career Highs
Tackles - 5 (vs. Navy, 9/6/10)
Solo Tackles - 1 (four times: vs. Virginia, 11/13/10; vs. FIU, 9/25/10; vs. WVU 9/18/10; vs. Navy, 9/6/10)
PBU - 1 (vs. Wake Forest, 10/30/10)