DCDanny Johnson

Southern — FCS
  • Height: 5091
  • Weight: 182
  • Hometown: Jackson, LA
  • Age: 22


2017 (Senior)

·      STATS FCS All American 3rd Team

·      Boxtorow 1All American Team

·      All SWAC 1st Team Defense

·      All SWAC 2nd Team Return Specialist

·      HBCU Defensive POTY Finalist

·      Led Nation in Punt Returns (Avg. 17.3 yards)

·      Week 5 SWAC Player of the week Vs Ft. Valley St

·      Finish career with (18) Interceptions

·      Started all 45 Games of Career

Johnson entered the year as one of the premier defensive backs in the country. The decorated Pre- Season All American, jump started a solid senior year campaign vs South Carolina State with a game-clinching pass breakup with :10 seconds remaining to help Southern secure the 14-8 victory in the SWAC/MEAC Challenge.  Game 3 vs UTSA Johnson returned an interception for a career long 79 yards followed with a touchdown and finished the game with 6 solo tackles. The following week Johnson intercepted a pass on the first defensive snap vs Alcorn State. Johnson tallied a career high 12 tackles and 3 pass break ups vs Prairie View A&M. Week 6 vs Alabama A&M Johnson saw his first snap on the offensive side of the ball hauling in his first collegiate reception and offensive touchdown for 39 yards. The following week vs Jackson State he would get his first offensive touchdown at running back and the week after throwing a passing touchdown vs Arkansas Pine Bluff. He finished his senior year with (Defensive) 55 tackles, 12 pass break ups, 3 Interceptions, 1 forced fumble, (Special Teams) 13 punt returns 225 yards 1 TD, 16 kickoff returns 327 yards, (Offense) Pass TD, Rush TD, and Receiving TD.

2016 (Junior) 

·      STATS FCS All American 2nd Team

·      Boxtorrow All American Team

·      Team All SWAC 1st Team Defense

·      SWAC DPOY Finalist

·      Led FCS in Interceptions (7)

·      Led FCS in Passes Defended (16)

·      Week 1 SWAC Player of The Week vs UL Monroe

Johnson started 11 games for the Jaguars tied a career high in week 1 vs UL Monroe (2) interceptions and the following week tied high career high with (2) interceptions vs Tulane University which would jump start him to a solid junior year campaign finishing the year with a nation’s best (7) interceptions and (16) passes defended.  He would also finish with a career best (57 tackles) 1 forced fumble, 7 Interceptions and 10 kickoff returns 137 yards.

2015 (Sophomore)

·      All SWAC 1st Team Defense

·      Boxtorow All American Team

Started all 11 games for the Jaguars and led the team for the second year with (10) passes defended. Johnson recorded career high (2) interceptions in week 1 vs Louisiana Tech along with finishing the year on defense with 38 tackles, 3 Interceptions, and 7 pass break ups. On special teams Johnson finished with 7 kickoff returns for 153 yards.

2014 (Freshman)

·      All SWAC 2nd Team Defense

Johnson emerged as a week 1 starter vs UL Lafayette and recorded his first collegiate interception. Week 6 vs Alabama Sate he returned his first collegiate Kickoff return for 101 yards. He would go on to help the Jaguars to a 9-4 record (8-1) conference play. Defensively, Johnson finished the year with 40 tackles, 11 pass break ups, and 3 Interceptions. On special teams Johnson finished with 11 kickoff returns for 374 yards 1 touchdown. 

HIGH SCHOOL: Played defensive back and wide receiver for East Feliciana High School in Jackson, LA under Coach Cedric Anderson… He also competed in basketball and baseball, garnering in All District honors in all three sports.

PERSONAL: Full name is Danny Johnson Jr… Parents are Lisa Ferguson and Danny Johnson Sr… Born November 17, 1995. Graduated Fall 2017 (Bachelors Criminal Justice)