On Johnson: Tall, athletic player who has played cornerback and safety during his career ... has turned into the leader of the UCF secondary ... performed extremely well during spring practice ... made several big plays during UCF's championship run in 2005, including a key fourth-quarter interception at UAB to seal a win ... UCF's starting nickel back in 2005.
2005: Appeared in 12 games, including one start ... tied for second on the club with three interceptions ... 27 tackles, including 21 solo stops ... started at free safety at USF (Sept. 17) ... career-high 12 tackles (six solo) vs. the Bulls ... key interception to preserve Marshall victory (Sept. 24) ... also had three tackles vs. the Herd ... interception at Louisiana-Lafayette (Oct. 1) was his second in two games for the Golden Knights ... first UCF player with a pick in two straight games since Asante Samuel in 2002 ... three tackles in the win over Tulane (Oct. 21) ... momentum-changing interception at UAB (Nov. 12) to help UCF erase an 11-point deficit in a 27-21 victory.
2004: Totaled 50 tackles in nine games ... started all nine games he appeared in ... career-high eight tackles, including two for loss in first career start at No. 21 Wisconsin (Sept. 4) ... led UCF with seven tackles vs. No. 10 West Virginia (Sept. 11) ... all seven tackles were solo stops ... also recovered a fumble vs. the Mountaineers ... career-high nine tackles (seven solo) at Buffalo (Oct. 4) ... first career start at cornerback vs. Northern Illinois (Oct. 9) ... six tackles plus first career interception ... returned the INT 18 yards for a touchdown ... six tackles at Miami (Oct. 23) ... eight tackles (four solo) at Marshall (Oct. 30) ... second career interception vs. Ohio (Nov. 6) ... three tackles and a pass breakup as well vs. the Bobcats.
2003: Appeared in 11 games, mostly on special teams ... totaled 15 tackles, including 13 solo stops ... one tackle for loss and two pass breakups ... totaled career-high five tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage vs. Miami (Ohio) (Nov. 28).
2002: Johnson gained competitive experience as a redshirt, while practicing with the defensive backs on the scout team.
High School: Johnson graduated from Miami's Krop High School in 2002 ... played for coach Joe Mira and was a four-year starter ... left Krop as the school's all-time interception leader with 11 ... seven interceptions as a junior, returning two for touchdowns, including one of 99 yards ... following the interception the Miami Herald stated "he will put the wood on the players, but what makes him special is his athleticism."... also had two fumble recoveries, 10 pass breakups and 98 tackles ... as a senior he registered 48 tackles, four pass breakups and one fumble recovery ... also saw time at tight end and was named the team's top defensive back as a senior.
Personal: Johnson is a liberal studies major ... son of Reggie Johnson and Selma Cowins.