Has played in all 13 games, with four catches for 34 yards and one special teams tackle. Michigan: Opened season with one catch for 16 yards against No. 8 Michigan. Missouri: Caught one pass in win over the Tigers. Mississippi State: Had a six-yard reception in win against the Bulldogs. LSU: Caught one pass for 10 yards in key win over the Tigers.
Johnson appeared in nine games during the 2011 season and played an extensive role on special teams for the Tide on kickoff coverage ... had five total tackles on the year, including three solo ... top statistical performance came against Georgia Southern where he collected two solo tackles and assisted on another ... also recorded an assisted stop against Arkansas and a solo at Florida.
Johnson played high school football ball at Providence Day School in Charlotte, N.C. ... coached by Bruce Hardin while starring at both quarterback and linebacker.
- Five departing Alabama seniors won't have much time to rest from Monday's BCS National Championship. Kicker Jeremy Shelley, long snapper Carson Tinker, defensive ends Quinton Dial and Damion Square and H-Back Kelly Johnson will participate in the inaugural Raycom College Football All-Star Classic.
The game is set for Jan. 19 at the Cramton Bowl. Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m. and it will air on CBS Sports Network. All five players will be on the "Stripes" team, which will be coached by former NFL coach Dan Reeves. - Andrew Gribble, Alabama Live
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