Noteworthy: Enters his senior year as the starter at left corner ... Played mainly at the pony position a year ago, but was moved back to the secondary during the spring ... A very smart player ... Has played in 33 career games and started 10 times.
2001: Saw action in all 11 games, including one as a starter at outside linebacker (pony) against Ole Miss ... Finished with 12 tackles, one tackle for loss of yards, a pass deflection, and a blocked kick ... Had a season-high two tackles in games against North Texas, Ole Miss, Arkansas State, and Connecticut ... Recorded a tackle for a loss of six yards against Arkansas State ... Was voted the team's special teams player of the game after blocking a punt against Arkansas State.
2000: Played in all 11 games, starting four times (all in nickel situations) ... Registered 24 total tackles, including a career-best two for loss of yards ... Equaled his career-high with six tackles against Louisiana Tech and Connecticut ... Had his only sack of the season against Louisiana Tech ... Collected four stops in a win over South Florida ... Had a total of two pass breakups on the year.
1999: Played in all 11 games, while starting in five ... Started his first two collegiate games against Mississippi State and Arizona ... Was 12th on the team in tackles with 36 ... Also had one TFL, one sack, and one pass breakup ... Had a season-high six tackles at Louisiana Tech, while registering four each versus MSU, UL Lafayette, and UT Martin.
High School: As a senior he earned honorable mention all-state honors for the 6A classification ... Was also named to the all-area team, while being chosen the team's MVP two years in a row ... Played offense, defense and special teams at Niceville ... Had 43 carries for 341 yards and three touchdowns his senior year to go along with nine receptions for 185 yards and two touchdowns ... Defensively as a senior, Johnson totaled 66 tackles, three interceptions, three fumble recoveries and three blocked PATs ... As a junior, he had 53 tackles, one sack, one interception and two blocked PATs ... On offense he carried the ball 40 times for 327 yards and six touchdowns ... Also lettered in weightlifting and track ... Played for coach Frank Sorrels.
Personal: Parents: Tommy, Sr. and Ann Johnson ... Born: 11/3/80 ... Major: Physical Education ... Other: Chris' brother, Tommy, was a two-year starter at Alabama (1991-95). Tommy also played one year with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Tackles UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT
1999 25 11 36 1-6 1-6 0 0 2000 12 12 24 1-7 2-8 0 0 2001 10 2 12 0-0 1-6 0 0 Total 47 25 72 2-13 4-20 0 0