2015 NFL DRAFT

D.J. Johnson, FS

School: Texas Tech  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Austin, TX
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 195 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
58727-
2012 Season
All-Big 12 (2nd Team)... NCAA RANKINGS: 26th in solo tackles (69)... 38th in solo tackles/game (69)... BIG 12 RANKINGS: seventh in solo tackles (69)... 13th in tackles/game (6.9)... played in 13 games (13 starts) and finished second on the team with 90 tackles (69 solo, 21 assisted) with 2.0 tackles for a loss of 13 yards, one sack, two interceptions and broke up five passes... one of four Red Raiders with an interception... had at least three tackles in every game... notched double-figure tackles in three contests... led the team in his final collegiate game with a career-high 14 tackles (7 solo) and made an interception with just over a minute remaining in the game which led the game-winning touchdown against Minnesota (12/28) in the Meineke Care Care Bowl of Texas at Reliant Stadium... 14 tackles marked the second most tackles in Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas history and the most since 2007.

Joined senior teammates LaAdrian Waddle, Seth Doege and Cody Davis as a team captain against the Golden Gophers... posted four tackles (all solo) against Baylor (11/24) at Cowboys Stadium... joined senior teammates Cody Davis, Seth Doege and Eric Stephens Jr. as a team captain against the Bears...has led the team in tackles in back-to-back games... led team with nine tackles (seven solo) at No. 24 Oklahoma State (11/17)... led the team with 10 tackles (nine solo) with one pass breakup against Kansas (11/10)... posted six tackles (four solo) and broke up a pass against No. 22 Texas (11/3)... joined senior WR Alex Torres as a team captain against the Longhorns... made five tackles (four solo) and broke up a pass at No. 3 Kansas State (10/27)... collected an interception, broke up a pass and made eight tackles (four solo) at No. 21 TCU (10/20)... posted six tackles (five solo) against No. 4 West Virginia (10/13).

Led the team with 10 tackles (nine solo) against No. 14 Oklahoma (10/6)... became the first Red Raider with 10 tackles in a game this season... among team leaders with four tackles (two solo) at Iowa State (9/29)... led the team in tackles for the second straight week with five (all solo) and broke up one pass against New Mexico (9/15)... led the team with six tackles (all solo) at Texas State (9/8)... among team leaders with three tackles (all solo) with two tackles for a loss of 13 yards and tallied first career sack (loss of 8) in season opener against Northwestern State (9/1)... joined senior quarterback Seth Doege as a team captain for season opener against the Demons.

2011 Season
All-Big 12 Midseason second team (Phil Steele)... NCAA RANKINGS: tied for 34th in solo tackles (83)... tied for 37th in solo tackles per game (5.1)... BIG 12 RANKINGS: tied for fourth in forced fumbles (3)... tied for eighth in solo tackles (61)... tied for 16th in tackles per game (6.9)... played in 12 games (12 starts) with 83 tackles (61 solo), led the team with two interceptions (40 yards of INT return), made 0.5 tackles for a loss, broke up three passes, forced three fumbles and recovered one fumble... second on the team in tackles... made double-figure tackles on three occasions... made at least eight tackles in a game six times... became first Red Raider since 2008 (Darcel McBath) to lead the team in interceptions and rank in the top two on the team in tackles... made 12 tackles (eight solo) and forced two fumbles against No. 18 Baylor at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington (11/26)... collected six tackles (one solo) with 0.5 tackles for a loss at Missouri (11/19)... made eight tackles (seven solo) against No. 2 Oklahoma State (11/12)... second on the team with 10 tackles (six solo) at No. 25 Texas (11/5)... notched four tackles (two solo) against Iowa State (10/29).

Recorded five tackles (three solo) and forced one fumble at No. 1 Oklahoma (10/22)... made three tackles (all solo) against No. 17 Kansas State (10/15)... led team with nine tackles (all solo) and broke up three passes against No. 24 Texas A&M (10/8)... made three tackles (one solo) with two interceptions (40 return yards) at Kansas (10/1)... interceptions came on back-to-back Kansas possessions in the second quarter... first Red Raider with two interceptions in a game since Jarvis Phillips posted two against No. 4 Texas in 2010... tied with four other league players with the most interceptions in a single-game by a Big 12 player... led team making 13 tackles (11 solo) against Nevada (9/24)... posted 10 tackles during the first half marking the most tackles by a Red Raider in the first half since Marlon Williams also made 10 at Texas A&M on Oct. 10, 2008... marked the most tackles by a Red Raider since Bront Bird tallied 14 (13 solo) against Oklahoma State on Oct. 16, 2010... recovered one fumble and made a tackle (solo) at New Mexico (9/17)... made season debut leading team with nine tackles (all solo) against Texas State (9/3).

2010 Season
Named All-Big 12 honorable mention (Coaches)... NCAA RANKINGS: tied for 87th in interceptions (3)... BIG 12 RANKINGS: tied for 10th in interceptions (3)... played in 12 games (8 starts) making 43 tackles (37 solo) with three interceptions, two tackles for a loss of four yards and broke up four passes on the season... broke up one pass against Northwestern in the TicketCity Bowl (1/1) at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas... made three tackles (all solo) and intercepted Houston quarterback David Piland in the fourth quarter with 1:49 on the clock and returned the interception 33 yards (11/27)... tallied two tackles (both solo) against Weber State (11/20)... made three tackles (all solo) at No. 16 Oklahoma (11/13)... posted four tackles (two solo) at Texas A&M (10/30)... collected six tackles (all solo) at Colorado (10/23)... finished with five tackles (all solo), broke up two passes and intercepted Oklahoma State (10/16) quarterback Brandon Weeden in the third quarter with 3:55 on the clock... had two tackles (both solo) and made one tackle for a loss of one yard against Baylor at the Cotton Bowl (10/9)... made two tackles (one solo) at Iowa State (10/2)... had a career-high seven tackles (six solo) and marked first career tackle for a loss against No. 4 Texas (9/18)... made six tackles (four solo) at New Mexico (9/11)...intercepted SMU quarterback Kyle Padron in the third quarter with 7:42 on the clock during season opener (9/5)... recorded three tackles (all solo) and broke up one pass.
2009 Season
Played in 12 games on the season ... posted five tackles twice ... tallied 14 total tackles on the year ... first career interception came at Texas ... posted six pass breakups.
High School
Three-star (Rivals.com, Scout.com) athlete from St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Austin, Texas ... No. 69 cornerback nationally, per Scout.com ... PrepStar All-Midlands Region ... clocked at 4.4 in the 40 ... rushed for 1,445 yards and 18 touchdowns on 174 carries as a senior and also threw for 1,053 yards and eight touchdowns ... multi-talented player also rushed for 20 touchdowns as a junior and threw for 10 more ... finished high school career with more than 4,000 rushing yards and 46 scores, while passing for more than 2,100 yards and 25 touchdowns ... averaged over 9.0 yards per carry in high school ... also offered by Marshall ... will likely be a cornerback at Tech ... High School Coach: George Kirk.
Personal
D.J. Johnson ... born April 7, 1990, in Austin, Texas ... son of Darnell Johnson and Keisha Mitchell ... has two siblings ... majoring in arts and sciences.
 
 
Latest News
12/10/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DB D.J. Johnson, Texas Tech, Sr., Austin, Texas/St. Stephen's Episcopal, has been selected Second Team All-Big 12 Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Johnson (Austin, Texas) is second on the team with 76 tackles and 62 solo tackles. He has started in every game this season and in 24 consecutive games dating back to last season. He ranks ninth in the league in solo tackles. - Texas Tech football

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