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Brandon Johnson
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Brandon Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Birmingham, Ala.

High School:
Minor

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 218

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
04/05/1983


Speedy linebacker who showed the ability to chase down opposing runners... Tall, lanky linebacker who is coming off a career season.

CAREER: Has appeared in 38 career games, including 22 starts... has made 168 career tackles and two interceptions.

2004: Second on the team with 84 tackles and had a pair of interceptions... totalled 10 tackles and two pass breakups versuss Boise State... registered six tackles for loss and one sack... blocked a punt for a touchdown against Cincinnati... notched eight tackles versus Memphis... recorded a career-best 13 tackles versus Miami... tallied 12 tackles and an interception versus East Carolina... recorded first career interception to stop a scoring drive against North Carolina... Recorded seven tackles and a tackle for loss against Army... tallied five tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass breakup against Kentucky.

2003: Played in all 13 games, making 11 starts ... posted a career-high in tackles with 50 ... credited with six tackles for loss and three sacks ... recovered two fumbles, returning one 20 yards for a touchdown versus Cincinnati ... registered a career-high eight tackles versus USF and Tulane ... also recovered a fumble against Tulane ... recorded three tackles and a sack versus UTEP ... credited with five tackles and a sack against Temple.

2002: Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team by the league coaches and media and by the Sporting News ... saw action as a reserve linebacker after spending his red-shirt season on the defensive line ... key contributor on a special teams unit which led the nation with nine blocked punts and 11 total blocked kicks ... tied with teammate Curry Burns for the national lead with three punt blocks and was a constant threat that opposing coaches needed to account for ... blocked punts against Duke, Army and Memphis -- he returned the blocked punt against Duke 27 yards for a score ... logged four tackles, including three solo stops, in the Cards' overtime win over Florida State ... notched a career-high five tackles, including one and a half sacks and a forced fumble against UAB.

2001: Red-shirted. Minor high school: Three-year varsity performer for Minor High on both sides of the football ... helped Minor to an 11-1 mark and into the second round of the Alabama state playoffs ... first-team All-Metro choice by the Birmingham News ... Honorable Mention All-State at the 6A level by Birmingham News ... 80 tackles including 14 for loss as a senior ... added six pass breakups and four blocked kicks in his final prep campaign ... Honorable Mention All-Metro choice as a junior ... guided Minor to a 6-4 mark in his junior season ... an honor roll student ... three-year member of the varsity basketball team ... averaged 12 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots per game.

Personal Profile: Son of Andrea Johnson... born 5/5/83... Communications major.

Defense
Year	GP	AT	UT	TT	TFL	Sacks	FR	FF	Int.	PBU
2002	13-0	27	7	34	1.5-16	1.5-16	0-0	0	0-0	1
2003	13-10	29	21	50	6-17	3-12	2-20	0	0-0	5
2004	12-12	46	38	84	7.5-20	1-8	0-0	0	2-49	4
Totals	38-22	102	66	168	15-53	5.5-36	2-20	0	2-49	10

2004 Game-By-Game Game A U Tot TFL Sacks Int Kentucky 3 2 5 1-3 0-0 0-0 Army 4 3 7 1-2 0-0 0-0 N. Carolina 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 1-2 ECU 8 4 12 1-2 0-0 1-47 Miami 6 7 13 0-0 0-0 0-0 USF 4 1 5 1-8 1-8 0-0 Memphis 4 4 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 TCU 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 Houston 3 7 10 1-1 0-0 0-0 Cincinnati 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 Tulane 6 0 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 Boise State 3 7 10 1.5-3 0-0 0-0

2003 Game-By-Game Game A U Tot TFL Sacks Int Kentucky 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 Syracuse 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 UTEP 2 1 3 1-2 1-2 0-0 Temple 1 4 5 1-1 1-1 0-0 USF 6 2 8 1-9 1-9 0-0 Army 1 3 4 1-2 0-0 0-0 Tulane 7 1 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 ECU 1 0 1 1-2 0-0 0-0 TCU 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 Memphis 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 Houston 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 Cincinnati 3 2 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 Miami 1 2 3 1-1 0-0 0-0

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