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Jordan Johnson Athlete Profile

#6 Jordan Johnson

Position: Defensive Back Height: 5-10 Weight: 189 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2010-2014 Hometown: Springfield, MA Last School: Brooks School



National Honors



Conference Honors

  • Named to 2012 Phil Steele First All-Independent Team
  • Named to 2012 FBS All-Independent Team

Career Summary

Jordan Johnson came to BYU as a league MVP from Brooks School in Springfield, Massachusetts. As a three-time BYU letterman Johnson played in 30 career games and started in 15. He recorded 73 total tackles and tallied three interceptions for 106 yards. He also had 16 pass breakups, 15 coming from his sophomore season. Johnson helped BYU to a No. 2 national ranking in red zone defense and No. 3 in total defense in 2012 before sitting out his junior year due to injury. He was named to two All-Independent teams in 2012 and received an honorable mention for Defensive Back of the Week. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details. 

Personal

  • Born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Parents are Kevin and Pamela
  • Favorite food is his mom's Spanish rice
  • Majoring in business
  • Also recruited by Boston College, Bryant, Connecticut, Northeastern and Tulsa

Before BYU

  • League MVP, ISL MVP, All-ISL and All-Scholastic Team
  • Helped Brooks School reach a 7-2 record as a senior
  • Ran for 950 yards and 12 touchdowns, passed for 640 yards and six touchdowns and had 48 tackles on defense
  • Tallied 660 yards rushing as a freshman and 563 yards as a sophomore
  • Also lettered four times in basketball and twice in track
  • Coached by John Quirk


2010 | Redshirt Year

  • Valuable member of the scout team

2011 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a freshman
  • Played in all 13 games at defensive back and on special teams
  • Totaled 16 tackles, two interceptions and one pass breakup
  • Had three tackles vs. Oregon State
  • Picked off a pass vs. Idaho State and returned it 42 yards
  • Recorded four tackles and one interception vs. Idaho
  • Three tackles and one pass breakup vs. New Mexico State
  • Also returned five kickoffs totaling 99 yards

2012 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors
  • Started 12 games
  • Phil Steele First Team All-Independent, FBS All-Independent Team
  • Finished season with 48 tackles and 15 pass breakups with 1.5 tackles for loss, one interception and one fumble recovery
  • Had four tackles and returned an interception 64 yards vs. Washington State in season opener
  • Posted five tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup at Utah
  • Had two pass breakups vs. Utah State
  • Recorded four tackles and two breakups vs. No. 10 Oregon State
  • Logged six tackles, one tackle for loss and two pass breakups at San Jose State
  • Recovered a fumble vs. San Diego State in Poinsettia Bowl
  • Honorable mention for Defensive Back of the Week, week of Sept. 3

2013 | Junior Year

  • Missed the season due to a knee injury suffered during fall camp in August

2014 | Senior Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a senior
  • Played in five games, starting three of them
  • Recovered a fumble against Utah State