Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Michael Johnson
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 11, 2006
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Related Links

Arizona: 1L... One of the top strong safeties in the Pac-10 and elsewhere, giving UA’s secondary a big, athletic presence... Honorable mention All-Pacific-10 Conference honors... Johnson wrested half the playing time from three-year regular Lamon Means right off the mark in his first year in 2005, then took the job for good after a break-out start at Oregon State, where his three interceptions helped win the game and earn him national and Pac-10 player of the week honors... Returned one INT at OSU for a 40-yard score... Finished year with team-best four interceptions, four passes defensed, a fumble recovery and was second on the squad with 60 tackles, 4.5 of those for losses...   Career-high 10 tackles vs. Washington... Mid-year signee who missed much spring ?'05 drills with a leg injury.


Career Totals: 4-45 INT (1 TD), 60 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 4 PBU, 1 FR, 11 GP, 4 starts


Junior College: Tyler, Texas, Junior College, Dec. 2004 ... First-team NJCAA All-American ... First-team JC-Gridwire All-American ... Had 68 tackles and six sacks ... Defensive MVP for Southwest Junior College Football Conference ... Tyler was 8-4 in 2004 and played in the Pride of Texas Bowl, dropping a 15-10 decision to Hutchinson JC ...  Defensive Player of the Week in the SWJCFC playoffs with 14 tackles, a sack and two pass breakups against Blinn ... Finished with 68 tackles and six sacks in the regular season, the latter rating fourth in the league ... Four-star recruit by Rivals and ... Top Juco prospect at No. 13 overall, No. 2 on its safeties list.


High School: Pflugerville, Texas, High School, 2002.


Personal: Academic course of study is communication... Son of Elizabeth Brown of Round Rock, Texas, and Reggie Johnson of Austin ... Older brother, Reggie Brown, starred at Texas A&M from 1992-95 and played for the Detroit Lions in 1996-97 ... Date of birth: May 9, 1984, in Austin, Texas.

#OurHouse Rocks Slider
#OurHouse Mini-Plans
Football vs BYU Tickets