Height: 6'1"
Weight: 245
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dinwiddie, Va.
High School: Dinwiddie HS
Experience: 1 Letter


A fourth-year player who is expected to provide depth at inside linebacker ... moved from linebacker to defensive end in the spring of 2010 ... moved back to linebacker during the 2011 season ... has played in 16 career games with one start.

As a Junior (2012): Saw action in seven games … recorded four solo tackles on the season … saw time on special teams.

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 … 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)


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