2019: Enters the season as a starting cornerback ... made shift from the Strike safety to cornerback in spring drills ... in 13 career games (9 starts), has 59 tackles, 6.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks, one INT, one caused fumble, three PBUs and two QB pressures ... returned lone INT 53 yards for a TD at Baylor in 2018 ... owns six games with 6+ tackles including a career-high nine stops at Pittsburgh in 2018 ... recorded 1.0+ TFL in five contests with a career-best 2.0 versus Georgia Tech in 2018 ... both career sacks also came against the Yellow Jackets in 2018 ... tallied a career-best two PBUs versus Virginia in 2018 ... has played 826 career snaps.
2018 Game-by-Game Statistics
2018: Played in all 13 games with nine starts ... received starting assignments in nine of the final 10 games of the season at Strike safety ... thrust into a prominent role due to season-ending injury to All-America CB Mark Gilbert in week two at Northwestern, which shifted Strike S Michael Carter II to cornerback, as well as a lingering injury to All-ACC S Jeremy McDuffie ... totaled 59 tackles, 6.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks, one INT, one caused fumble, three PBUs and two QB pressures ... led Duke with 29 tackles on passing plays ... returned lone INT 53 yards for a TD at Baylor in Duke’s 40-27 victory in Waco ... had 6+ tackles in six games including a season-high nine stops at Pittsburgh ... recorded 1.0+ TFL in five contests with a career-best 2.0 versus Georgia Tech ... both sacks also came against the Yellow Jackets ... tallied a career-best two PBUs versus Virginia ... helped Duke rank among the ACC leaders in both passing defense (4th) and passing efficiency defense (5th) ... on the field for 826 snaps.
2017: Did not see game action ... recipient of the program’s Sonny Falcone Iron Duke Award, an honor presented annually to offensive, defensive and developmental program members for their year-round commitment to strength training and conditioning.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Played at Hayden High School for coach Keith Register ... consensus three-star prospect by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com ... charted as the No. 64 safety in the nation by ESPN.com ... as a senior, posted 57 tackles and three INTs while rushing for a school single-season record 1,636 yards with 17 TDs as squad went 8-3 and advanced to the state playoffs ... had three TD rushes of 50-plus yards during a 15-carry, 246-yard performance against Fairview on October 15, 2016 ... totaled four games with 220-plus rushing yards on the season ... as a junior, registered 48 tackles and three INTs and carded all-state honors from the Alabama Sports Writers Association as squad went 9-3 with a state playoff appearance ... also played basketball, earning all-county honors.
PERSONAL: Born July 3, 1998 ... majoring in sociology while minoring in education and pursuing a certificate in markets and management ... son of Hattie and Leonard Johnson.