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Chris Johnson

LB

Height
5' 9"
CLASS
FR
Hometown
Ocala
Weight
205 lbs.
Experience
HS
School
Trinity Catholic

CAREER:

Key member of the kickoff unit who played in 26 games for the Orange and Blue…Enrolled as a safety, switched to linebacker for the 2011 season and moved to running back in the Spring of 2012…Transferred in January of 2013.

 

2012:

Saw action in all 13 games…Had five rushes for 35 yards with a career-long rush of 17 yards against Kentucky…Played on special teams also, recording 11 tackles and recovering a fumble.

 

2011:

Appeared in all 13 games, recording eight tackles, three solo and five assisted, on the season…Key member of the kickoff unit…Had a tackle and returned a kickoff eight yards against Georgia…Recorded a solo tackle against Alabama…Notched his first career multi-tackle game at Kentucky, with two, and was named Special Teams Player of the Game for his efforts…Had a solo tackle in each of his first two career games (FAU and UAB).

 

PRIOR TO FLORIDA:

A three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com…Rated in the Rivals.com Florida Postseason Top 100…Helped Trinity Catholic to a 14-0 record and the 2B state championship as a senior…Chose Florida over Louisville, Memphis, South Carolina and Vanderbilt…Coached by former Gator football player John Brantley III.

 

JOHNSON’S CAREER HIGHS

Rushing Attempts: 5 (Kentucky, 2012)

Rushing Yards: 35 (Kentucky, 2012)

Rush: 17 (Kentucky, 2012)

Tackles: 3 (Vanderbilt, 2012)

Sacks: None

Forced Recoveries: 1 (South Carolina, 2012)  

Interceptions: None

 

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year

UT-AT

TT

TBL

QBS

FF

FR

PD

INT

2011

3-5

8

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

2012

5-6

11

0.0

0.0

0

1

0

0

Totals:

8-11

19

0.0

0.0

0

1

0

0

 

CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS

Year

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Lg

2012

5

35

7.0

0

17

Totals:

45

35

7.0

0

17

 

What they’re saying…

 “Whenever they call my name I’ve got to be ready.” (8/21/12)

Chris Johnson, UF running back

 

“I'm an athlete. I just want to play football and be on the field.” (8/16/12)

Chris Johnson, UF running back

 

“You can tell he’s an athlete. He has a nose for the ball and he finds it real well. He’s still new to the position but he’s learning. He’s one of those guys that can play both (linebacker and safety). He loves to hit and I think that’s why they brought him into the box.” (8/18/11)

Jon Bostic, UF linebacker

 

“Chris Johnson from Trinity is a very physical player, in the box safety.  He's shown skills to play outside in the deep part of the field.”  (2/2/11)

Will Muschamp, UF Head Coach

 

“It feels amazing. It's a wonderful experience, something that I dreamed about as a kid. I'm just proud to be a part of the University of Florida. I can't wait to get up there. I always knew (UF) was where I wanted to be. I just want to learn. A lot of guys get the big head and get too cocky, so I want to go up there be humble and learn what I've got to do. If I've got to sit back and wait on playing time, then that's what I'll do. I'm going to do whatever it takes to get on that field.” (2/2/11)

Chris Johnson, UF running back

 

 

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