|Height: 6-2 | Weight: 196 | College: Toledo|
Positives Has a tall, slender frame with defined muscle tone in the chest and arms Has outstanding straight-line speed, range and change of direction agility Center field type that excels playing the deep zone Quick to step up vs. plays in front of him and is known for making cross field tackles Good program player who works hard in the weight room and practices Has the leaping ability to get to the ball at its highest point Could also bring some value on offense as a receiver or ball carrier due to his quickness and experience there Shows good explosion behind his tackles and in 2004, showed marked improvement staying low in his pads and playing closer to the line to initiate, wrap and secure ball carriers Takes good angles in pursuit and has the burst to chase down play, whether playing deep or shallow Has an effortless running style with an explosive closing burst Shows a good feel for the crease while playing offense Has learned the proper technique of positioning himself and lowering his shoulders to drive the opponent back As a possible returner, he displays the burst to make the initial tacklers miss and the speed to easily break it into the open.
Negatives While he's a physical tackler, he seems to have trouble anticipating the ball while staying tight with the receiver Lacks deep coverage instincts and could be more suited for zone work at free safety, even though his speed would be beneficial as a cornerback Slow to read and react to plays at times, especially when he plays too deep in the zone Shows some hip tightness in his backpedal and looks awkward through transition Lacks natural hands for the interception Willing in run support, but spends too much time inspecting the action rather than initiating it when working inside the box.
Started eleven games at free safety, finishing third on the team with 76 tackles (52 solos) Had four stops for losses of eight yards and caused three fumbles Intercepted three passes for 61 yards in returns and credited with four pass deflections Returned a fumbled kickoff return 9 yards Sat out the Syracuse contest with a hyper-extended first toe on his right foot.
2003 GAME Analysis
Nevada-Las Vegas started off the season in explosive fashion, causing two fumbles, deflecting a pass, making ten tackles (8 solos) and returning an interception 45 yards.
Marshall Earned MAC Player of the Week honors after delivering 12 tackles (11 solos) with a stop behind the line of scrimmage, a forced fumble and an interception.
Pittsburgh Made two solo tackles before leaving the game early in the first quarter with his foot injury, missing the following game vs. Syracuse.
Eastern Michigan Returned to action, setting up a scoring drive with a 16-yard interception return, adding six tackles for the day.
Central Michigan Batted away a pass and was in on 8 tackles (6 solos).
Buffalo Added six stops, including one for a 3-yard loss.
Northern Illinois Followed with a 9-tackle (5 solos) performance.
Western Michigan Credited with a stop behind the line of scrimmage and seven tackles.
Bowling Green Added 9 tackles (6 solos) and a stop for minus 3 yards.
Started the first six games at weak-side outside linebacker before switching to free safety Ranked fourth on the squad with 83 tackles (45 solos), including a 4-yard sack and five stops for losses of 13 yards Caused three fumbles and deflected three passes Had two interceptions for 22 yards in returns and ran for a 57-yard gain on a fake punt.
2002 GAME ANALYSIS
Cal Poly Opened the season with five tackles and a stop for a 5-yard loss.
Eastern Michigan and Bowling Green Produced eight tackles in each game.
Minnesota Stopped tailback Terry Jackson for a 2-yard loss and delivered six hits.
Nevada-Las Vegas Had another six tackles (5 solos) and sacked QB Jason Thomas for a 4-yard loss.
Central Florida, Marshall and Western Michigan Added six tackles in each contest.
Miami (Oh.) Credited with a 7-tackle (5 solos) performance.
Northern Illinois Registered nine tackles (5 solos) and gained 57 yards running with a fake punt.
Boston College (Motor City Bowl) Was in on seven tackles (4 solos).
Played in ten regular season games as a reserve weak-side linebacker Finished with 9 tackles (5 solos) Rushed once for a 28-yard gain and returned three kickoffs for 42 yards (14.0 avg).
2002: Suffered from pharyngitis (defined as an infection or irritation of the pharynxand/or tonsils. The etiology is usually infectious) in late September and was sick for two weeks, but did not miss any games.
2003: Sat out the Syracuse game after he hyper-extended the first toe on his right foot in the first quarter vs. Pittsburgh (9/20).
2004: Left the Motor City Bowl vs. Connecticut in the second half when he broke a bone in his right arm.
Communications major Son of Patricia Johnson Born Patrick Antoine Body on 1/17/82 Resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
CAMPUS: 4.26 in the 40-yard dash 325-pound bench press Bench pressed 225 pounds 15 times 790-pound leg press Leg pressed 450 pounds 20 times 4.1 20-yard shuttle 11.76 60-yard shuttle 7.05 three-cone drill 42.5-inch vertical jump 10'4" broad jump 32 -inch arm length 8 -inch hands Right-handed 12/18 Wonderlic score.
Attended Scheley (Pittsburgh, Pa.) High School, playing football for coach James Trent
Standout defensive back and receiver Had 27 receptions for 757 yards and eight touch-downs as a senior, leading the team to its first City League championship in 49 years As a free safety, he had eleven interceptions, three of which he ran back for touchdowns and also returned two kickoffs for scores Named first-team All-City League and chosen to the All-City Academic team Caught 18 balls for 414 yards and had seven interceptions on defense as a junior.