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Jovon  Johnson

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RS Senior

Solon, Ohio

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Height / Weight:
6-0 / 215



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2014: Started in all 12 games of the season... Had a career high 67 tackles for the season, including 46 solo tackles... Totaled 3.5 sacks on the season...Recorded two interceptions...Tallied a season high eight solo tackles in Ohio's season opener against Kent State (Aug. 30)... Totaled a season high 12 tackles against Kentucky (Sept. 6) with six assisted and six unassisted tackles... Had one forced fumble against Central Michigan (Oct. 4)... Made a 27-yard interception against Western Michigan (Oct. 25).

2013: Started four of the 13 games he appeared in ... Tied for fourth on the team with 61 tackles, including 35 solo stops...Posted four tackles at Louisville (Sept. 1) ... Started against North Texas (Sept. 7), returning his first career interception 42 yards, recording his first career fumble recovery and making two solo stops ... Made second straight start against Marshall (Sept. 14), compiling seven tackles - including four solos ... Earned third consecutive start against Austin Peay (Sept. 21), tying for the team lead with a season-high eight tackles ... Totaled two solo stops at Akron (Oct. 5) ... Made four tackles against Central Michigan (Oct. 12), including two solos...Made fourth start at Eastern Michigan (Oct. 19), finishing with five tackles - including two solos - and assisting on a sack ... Posted four tackles - three of them solo - against Miami (Oct. 26) ... Tied for second on the team with six tackles - including a season-high five solo stops - at Buffalo (Nov. 5) ... Tallied two solo tackles at Bowling Green (Nov. 12) ... Totaled four tackles - including three solos - against Kent State (Nov. 19) ... Tied for the team lead and matched his season high with eight stops against UMass (Nov. 29) ... Posted five solo stops -- including one for a loss -- against East Carolina (Dec. 23) in the Beef `O' Brady's Bowl.

2012: Played in 12 of Ohio's 13 games ... Came on as a backup linebacker during Ohio's 24-14 win at Penn State on Sept. 1 ... Broke up one pass during Ohio's win over New Mexico State ... Played in Ohio's win at Marshall on Sept. 15 ... Made one assisted tackle and registered one pass breakup against Norfolk State ... Appeared in Ohio's win over Buffalo ... Played in Ohio's win over Akron ... Appeared in Ohio's loss at Miami ... Played in Ohio's win over Eastern Michigan ... Made one tackle during Ohio's games against Bowling Green and Kent State ... Appeared in Ohio's Independence Bowl victory over Louisiana-Monroe.

2011: Redshirted.

Prior to Ohio: Played linebacker and fullback at Solon High School... Totaled 99 tackles along with 11 sacks and two interceptions and ran for 313 yards with two touchdowns as a senior ... Tallied 207 tackles in high school career with 28 sacks ... Named All-Conference as a senior ... Helped lead his team to two-straight regional final games ... Three-year letterwinner in football ... During one game he talled an impressive five sacks.

Personal: Son of Roosevelt and Jomia Johnson ... Majoring in Health Services Administration ... Born July 15, 1993 ... Was on the honor roll and played intramural basketball in high school.