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28 Joe Johnson

2015 (Senior):

  • Started all 11 games as a senior
  • Named Captain prior to the start of the season
  • Named 2nd Team All-Big South
  • Named to the Cosida All District Academic Team for the 3rd consecutive year
  • Finished 1st on the team in interceptions with 3
  • Finished 1st on the team in forced fumbles with 3
  • Finished 1st on the team in pass breakups with 7
  • Finished 3rd on the team in tackles with 57

2014 (Junior):

  • Started in all 11 games as a junior
  • Finished tied for first on the team in interceptions with 4, and passes defended with 10
  • Fifth on team in total tackles with 45
  • Big South Defensive Player of the Week (11/22) against Gardner-Webb with 2 interceptions, 7 tackles, and 1 touchdown.
  • Capital One All-District Academic Team
  • Big South All-Academic Team

2013 (Sophomore):

  • Appeared in 11 games at cornerback, missing one due to injury
  • Finished fifth on the team in tackles with 49 stops, including 36 solo tackles, which was fourth among Hawk defenders
  • Had six passes defended
  • Recorded his first career interception against Lehigh (9/14)
  • Had a season-high eight tackles against Montana State (8/29)
  • Tallied seven tackles in win over Bryant (11/6)
  • Made six stops in a win over Cornell (10/19) and five tackles against Wagner (11/9)...
  • Also had three kickoff returns for 58 yards against Bryant (11/16).

2012 (Freshman):

  • Appeared in eight games at cornerback, including starts in the final two games of the year
  • Made collegiate debut at Wagner (9/15)
  • Forced a fumble at Cornell (10/13)
  • Registered a career-high ten tackles to lead the Hawks to a win at Duquesne (10/27)
  • Put together a six tackle day, including one for a loss, against St. Francis (11/10).

High School:

  • Played defensive back and running back under coach Gerard O’Donnell at Manchester High School...
  • Intercepted a single season school record eight interceptions...
  • Named Class B South Co-Defensive Player of the Year as a senior after recording 53 tackles, eight interceptions, two forced fumbles and two defensive touchdowns...
  • Selected as  a First Team All-Shore Defensive Back by All Shore Media...
  • Named Ocean County Defensive Player of the Year by the Shore Sports Network...
  • Earned First Team All-Shore Conference by the Asbury Park Press...
  • Had back to back 1,000 yard rushing seasons...
  • Second Team All-Shore as a junior...
  • Recorded 13 career interceptions...
  • Finished his career with over 3,000 yards rushing and 40 touchdowns.

Personal: Son of Joseph Johnson and Cathleen Slocum... Plans to major in medical technology.

 

YEAR

GP

UAT

AT

TT

TFL-YDS

SK-YDS

FF/FR

PD

INT-YDS

2012

8

22

12

34

1.0-1

0-0

1/1

1

0-0

2013

11

36

13

49

1.0-1

0-0

2/2

6

1-15

 2014

11 

37 

45 

2.0-2 

0-0 

0/1 

4-83 

2015

11

44

13

57

5.0-14

0-0

3/1

10

3-76

TOTAL

41

139

46

185

9.0-18

0-0

6/5

23

8-174

Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Manchester, N.J.
High School: Manchester Township
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