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Marques Johnson Athlete Profile

#99 Marques Johnson

Marques Johnson
Position: Defensive Line Height: 6-2 Weight: 308 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2012-2014 Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Last School: El Camino Community College

Conference Honors

Career Summary

Marques Johnson came to BYU as a First Team All-League from El Camino Community College in California. As a two-time letterman at BYU he played in 25 games and started in four. He recorded 50 total tackles and 27 solo tackles during his career. Johnson helped BYU to several national rankings, including No. 16 in pass efficiency defense and No. 22 in scoring defense in 2013 and No. 20 in rushing defense in 2014. As a senior Johnson was named to the 2014 Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent Second Team. See the season summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details. 


  • Parents are Yul Johnson Sr. and Kimberly James-Johnson
  • Has three siblings
  • Plans to major in business

Before BYU

  • First-team All-League, Second-team All-City
  • Led El Camino to a No. 2 ranking in sacks (38), pass defense (176.5 ypg) and scoring defense (19 ppg) and No. 3 in total defense (288.5 ypg)
  • Recorded a team-high 14.5 tackles for loss for minus-38 yards, four sacks, forced one fumble and recovered one fumble
  • Earned Scholar Baller Award
  • Also recruited by Indiana, Washington State and Texas Tech
  • Coached by Ruffin Patterson in high school and Ken Talanoa at El Camino

2012 | Redshirt Year

  • Member of the scout team

2013 | Junior Year

  • Recorded a career-high six tackles (all solo) and two tackles for loss in the win over Nevada
  • Tallied five tackles (three solo) against Middle Tennessee State
  • Notched three tackles against Notre Dame
  • Played in all 13 games
  • Finished with 31 tackles

2014 | Senior Year

  • Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent Second Team
  • Recorded four solo tackles in the Utah State game
  • Earned letterman honors as a senior
  • Played in 12 games, starting four
  • Recorded 19 tackles on the season