8  J.J. Johnson
J.J. Johnson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Springdale, Md.

High School:
St. John's

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 192

Position:
DB

Experience:
3L

Junior Season (2007)
Saw action in all 12 games and started nine at cornerback...credited with 56 total tackles, 26 of which were solo stops...recorded a season-high nine tackles in a game three times (New Hampshire, Southern Miss and Rice...credited with six tackles and a tackle for a loss against West Virginia.

Sophomore Season (2006)
Started all 12 games at cornerback for the Herd...Finished sixth on the team with 66 tackles...Recorded four tackles in each of the Herd's first three games...Returned a fumble for 30 yards at Kansas State and returned a blocked punt 17 yards for a touchdown against the Wildcats...Made five stops - four solo - along with three key pass break-ups at Tennessee...Recorded eight tackles against UCF, while making six solo stops at SMU...Made his first career interception at UAB...Registered a career-high 11 tackles, while snagging his second interception of the season against Memphis...Had a season-high four pass break-ups against Tulane.

Freshman Season (2005)
Had an excellent freshman campaign, seeing action in all 11 games for the Herd while starting two games...Finished sixth on the team with 42 tackles...Recorded two TFL, a sack, three forced fumbles and a blocked kick...Made seven stops and a TFL in the season opener against William & Mary...Earned his first start of the season against SMU on Oct. 1...Recorded three solo tackles and forced a fumble in the 13-10 overtime win...Recorded six tackles against Tulane on Oct. 29...Added six stops and a forced fumble against ECU.

High School
Intercepted seven passes and totaled 19 pass breakups as a senior...Also recorded 49 tackles, returned one interception for a score and blocked a field goal...An all-conference and all-Washington, DC selection...Coached by Joe Patterson.

Personal
Full name is James Paul Johnson, II...Prefers to go by J.J....Born on Sept. 12, 1987...Son of James P. and Keva M. Johnson...Has two younger brothers, Joshua and Jared...Majoring in sports management and marketing.