2010 SEASON (SENIOR): Fifth-year senior earned a scholarship prior to the start of the season . . . saw action in all 13 games, primarily on special teams . . . recorded two tackles against Northern Colorado.
2009 SEASON (JUNIOR): Appeared in all 13 games in 2009, playing primarily on special teams . . . recorded one tackle in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl against Texas Tech . . . was named MSU's Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Montana State after blocking a punt against the Bobcats in the season opener
2008 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 10 games in 2008, playing on special teams . . . blocked a punt and also recorded a solo tackle in season opener at California . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Florida Atlantic .
2007 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in 10 games in 2007 to earn his first letter . . . named Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Iowa . . . recorded a tackle at Ohio State . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. UAB.
2006 SEASON: Redshirted . . . selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Eastern Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year starter for Coach Bryan Carpenter at Durand (Mich.) Area High School . . . played free safety and outside linebacker during his prep career . . . led the Railroaders in tackles as both a junior (110 stops) and senior (91) . . . earned All-Genesee Area (Red) Conference honors in 2005 despite playing in only seven games due to a knee injury . . . recorded a career-best 22 tackles vs. Montrose as a senior . . . set the school record with 13 career interceptions . . . also earned all-conference honors in baseball as a catcher . . . his .411 batting average ranked second on the ballclub in 2006 . . . listed on the academic honor roll as a high school senior . . . son of Marty and Patricia Johnson . . . born Feb. 9, 1988 . . . participated in the July 2010 Heroes for Kids golf outing, benefiting Saginaw (Mich.) youth recreation programs . . . majoring in history.
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