Johnson was named a D2Football.com First-Team All-American in 2011 after playing the last three seasons at Ole Miss. The 6-5, 310-pound senior started 12 games at right guard this season after being voted a team captain. Johnson helped anchor an offensive line that allowed only 17 sacks while setting school records for pass attempts and passing yards. A native of Louisiana, Johnson is one of only two NCAA Division II players (Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama) invited to the Senior Bowl.
Started at right guard in Ole Miss' season opener against Jacksonville State,then dismissed for violating team rules.
Suspended during season for violating team rules. Saw action in five games with four starts at right guard ... Earned second letter ... vs. Southeastern La. (9/19): Earned first career start and helped the Rebels rack up 500 yards of offense.
Saw action in five games on the offensive line (Memphis, Samford, Arkansas, Auburn and Mississippi State) ... Earned first letter ... vs. Memphis (8/30): Saw first action of his Rebel career.
Ranked the No. 11 player in Louisiana and the No. 10 offensive guard in the nation by Rivals.com and a member of the Rivals 250 as one of the top 250 prospects in the nation ... Named to the All-Region team and rated the No. 20 player in Louisiana by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 56 OT in the nation by ESPN.com ... Named All-District 7-1A by the coaches ... Earned Class 5A All-State honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Named to The Times-Picayune's Blue-Chip List as one of the top 16 players in the state ... Rated the No. 47 OG in the nation and the No. 24 player in Louisiana by Scout.com ... Coached in high school by Rusty Barrilleaux.
Son of Gaynell Jenkins ... Full name is Rishaw Kali Johnson ... Born: February 23, 1989.
- EAST-WEST SHRINE WEDNESDAY: Offensive guard Rishaw Johnson (California, Pa.) has shown why some feel he could be a top-120 pick. He has good thickness throughout his body and moves very well for his 309-pound frame with large, 11-inch mitts. Johnson, who has been practicing at right guard, spent a little too much time on the ground and is a bit of a bull in a china shop, but he stays balanced off the snap and looks to finish. He has some off-field questions, but showcased the raw skills in practice to develop into a pro backup, at worst. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
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