2009: Appeared in 10 of 12 games, all as a special teams player ... a regular on the punt team ... recorded one tackle, vs. Arizona.
2008: Played in all 12 games in his first season on the team ... a regular in the rotation at safety and a key special teams performer ... earned starts vs. Oregon, Stanford, Arizona, Notre Dame, USC, Arizona State and UCLA at one safety spot ... started seven games ... seventh on the team with a total of 50 tackles ... earned second-team Academic All-Pac-10 honors ... season-high 11 tackles, with half a tackle for a loss at USC ... nine tackles, including eight solo, against Notre Dame ... seven tackles at Arizona ... six tackles each against Arizona State and UCLA ... had an interception for a three-yard return against the Bruins.
HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL: Originally signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at Washington in 2000 ... selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Baltimore Orioles as the 32nd player taken in 2000 ... signed with the Orioles ... spent eight seasons in the minor leagues at third base ... hit .305 with five home runs in 2007 with Frederick Keys in the Carolina League ... hit .265 in eight seasons ... a first-team all-KingCo selection at defensive back and second-team as a rushing back in 1999 at Newport High School ... named the Eastside Male Athlete of the Year in 1999-2000 by the Seattle Times ... an all-league selection in three sports - baseball, basketball and football ... set nearly every career hitting record at Newport ... hit .469 in three seasons as a prep with 64 RBI ... batted .453 with 6 HR and 25 RBI as a senior ... full name is Nelson Alexander Johnson, III.
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