Washington: Known as a solid run stopper who also had a knack for getting pressure on the quarterback ... drew some recruiting notice by college volleyball teams as a standout prep player. 2003: A team captain … led the team with 18.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks ... also forced and recovered one fumble ... recorded two sacks in the season opener against Ohio State ... recorded three tackles for loss in three games (Indiana, Idaho, Stanford) ... Johnson's 10 sacks doubled his career total of five ... started all 12 games at either defensive tackle of defensive end ... scored a touchdown for the third straight year, recovering a fumble in the endzone against Idaho ... named John P. Angel Lineman of the Year (defense) award recipient at the annual football awards banquet ... was one of 11 returning letterwinners on the defensive line. 2002: Started 11 of 13 games at defensive tackle ... 9.5 of 25 total tackles were for a loss ... added five sacks, one interception and one forced fumble ... part of an excellent Husky rush defense that ranked 11th in the nation with just 97.7 yards allowed per game ... scored a defensive touchdown for the second-straight season, intercepting a pass in the end zone against San Jose State ... was at his best in Huskies’ 29-26 triple-overtime win over third-ranked Washington State, totaling three tackles and two sacks ... second sack of the game knocked out WSU quarterback Jason Gesser and stalled a late Cougar drive ... named a coaches’ defensive player of the game for performance against WSU ... made season-high four tackles at Arizona State ... had at least one tackle for-loss in six of 13 games. 2001: Moved from tight end to defensive tackle during fall camp ... appeared in 10 regular-season games, and the Holiday Bowl, as a defensive reserve … finished the season with four tackles, including one for loss … part of a Husky defense that did not allow a rushing touchdown until the fifth game of the season … returned first-career interception 38 yards for a touchdown in 47-43 Holiday Bowl loss to Texas ... saw first game action in Huskies’ season-opening win over 10th-ranked Michigan … had career-best two tackles in 53-3 rout of Idaho … also notched first-career tackle-for-loss in the Idaho contest … missed the UCLA game due to a sore knee, but returned the following week against Arizona. 2000: Did not redshirt ... sat out the 2000 season as a partial qualifier ... can earn back a year of eligibility if on track to graduate in spring of 2004.
High School and Personal: Will play tight end for the Huskies … born Dec. 7, 1981 … parents are Natalie and Terry ... played for coach Dennis Johnson at McClintock High School … pulled in 21 receptions, 211 yards, and 4 TDs as a senior … attended the same high school as Husky head coach Rick Neuheisel did while growing up in Arizona … on defense, recorded 47 total tackles, three sacks and forced three fumbles … a two-time all-city and all-region honoree … childhood friend of fellow UW recruit Marquis Cooper … a Tacoma News-Tribune "Western 100" selection … a Pepperdine Basketball Prep All-American … PrepStar’s fourth-ranked tight end in the Western Region … the 8th-ranked recruit in Arizona according to PrepStar … also ranked eighth in SuperPrep’s "Arizona 29" … a SuperPrep All-American … SuperPrep’s 13th-rated tight end on its national list … a member of Prep Football Report’s All-West team … also an outstanding prep volleyball player … named to the all-state, all-region, and all-city teams for volleyball ... a sociology major.
Year G-S Solo Asst. Tot. Loss FC FR PD Int. Sacks 2001 10-0 2 2 4 1-3 0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 2002 13-11 16 9 25 9.5-52 1 0-0 1 1-0 5-40 2003 12-12 10 35 35 18.5-98 1 1-0 1 0-0 10-80 Totals 35-23 28 46 64 29-153 2 1-0 2 1-0 15-120