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Derrick Johnson
Derrick Johnson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Southfield, Mich.

High School:
West Bloomfield

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 248

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
01/26/1985

Experience:
SQ


Third-year walk-on provides depth at linebacker . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Named co-recipient of the Jim Adams Award (unsung hero) after being selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year in 2004 . . . valuable scout team member saw action at fullback, running back and linebacker . . . earned Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week honors four times (vs. Rutgers, Indiana, Minnesota and Ohio State) . . . did not see game action in 2004 . . . 2003 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Indiana . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year starter at linebacker for Coach Dan Shrewsberry at West Bloomfield (Mich.) High School . . . also started at fullback as a junior and senior . . . honorable mention all-state selection in 2002 . . . earned all-county and all-area honors as a senior . . . recorded 85 tackles in 2003, including four sacks . . . rushed for 500 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior . . . produced 106 tackles as a junior . . . high school teammate of current Spartan wide receiver Kyle Brown . . . won two letters in track, competing in the long jump, 4x100 and 4x200 relays . . . son of Darron Coleman and Kimberly Johnson . . . born Jan. 26, 1985 . . . majoring in kinesiology.