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    Rod Johnson

    RS Senior

    LaMarque, Texas

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 185

    Free Safety

    In 2001: Listed as the backup at free safety heading into 2001 preseason camp, he fractured his ulna during two-a-days and underwent surgery ... Came back at mid-season, then suffered a sprained ankle versus Duke that kept him sidelined another two weeks.

    In 2000: Appeared in eight games, mostly on special teams... Saw action from scrimmage versus SMU, Florida State and Virginia ... Missed the first two games of the season with an ankle injury ... Missed all of 2000 spring workouts with an MCL sprain, he underwent arthroscopic surgery in April of 2000 ... Can do 73 dips, the third-best mark on the team.

    In 1999: Saw action in seven games, mainly on special teams ... His 115 special teams plays was one of the top marks on the team ... In on 18 snaps from scrimmage, he had six tackles in plays from scrimmage, four on special teams ... Redshirted the 1998 season.

    Prep: Ranked among Texas' top 100 prospects by the Dallas Morning News... Named to the Houston Chronicle's top 100 players in Texas list... Named All-Galveston County by the Galveston Daily News... Named to the All-Bay Area team by the Texas City Sun... Honorable mention all-district (4-A) as a senior after earning second-team all-district honors as a junior... Played quarterback and led his team to its third straight state 4-A championship under Coach Allen Weddell... Threw for 1,327 yards and 11 touchdowns in '97... Did not play defense as a junior or senior, but lined up at corner as a sophomore ... Majoring in parks, recreation and tourism management ... Born 12/31/79.

    Johnson Career Stats

    Year ?GP-GS ?Pl ?Hit ?Ast ?Tot
    1999 ?7-0 ?18 ?5 ?5 ?10
    2000 ?8-0 ?17 ?1 ?0 ?1
    Totals ?15-0 ?35 ?6 ?5 ?11

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