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 Matt Johnson 23
Matt Johnson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pearland, Texas

High School:
Pearland

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 179

Position:
DB

Experience:
3L

2002: Started all 12 games at cornerback ... Credited with 46 tackles, including 39 solos ... Also had a tackle for loss, five pass breakups, a fumble caused and a fumble recovery ... Had season-high six tackles against three teams (New Mexico, Colorado and Texas) ... Caused and recovered a fumble against Kansas State ... One of three Bear defensive players to start every game.

2001: Cornerback earned first career start against Oklahoma State, making four tackles and a pass deflection ... Returned to action against Missouri after missing three games with a knee strain ... Finished season with a career-high six stops against Southern Illinois ... Had five tackles against both New Mexico and Mizzou ... Recovered a fumble in the season-opening win over Arkansas State.

2000: True freshman played in all 11 games, primarily on special teams ... Collected 12 tackles, including eight solos.

High School: Pearland High School, Pearland, Texas ... Listed among Texas' Top 100 by the Waco Tribune-Herald ? A three-time all-district selection ? Led squad as a senior with 100 solo tackles from his cornerback position ? Also intercepted a pair of passes and scored four touchdowns as a senior ? Recorded 90 tackles as a junior ? Returned 10 kickoffs for 459 yards (45.9 ypr) and three touchdowns as a junior ? Finished career with more than 300 tackles ? A track letterman, he finished third in the regional 100 meters ? Coached by Tony Heath.

Personal: Matthew Brandon Johnson ... Born Sept. 16, 1981 in Houston, Texas ... Son of Manson and Zelda Johnson ... Communication specialist major.

Johnson?s Career Defensive Stats

YEAR	G/GS	TT	UT	AT	TFL-YDS	QBS-YDS	FF/FR	PD	INT-YDS
2000	11/0	12	8	4	0-0	0-0	0/0	0	0-0
2001	8/2	25	15	10	0-0	0-0	0/1	1	0-0
2002	12/12	46	39	7	1-1	0-0	1/1	5	0-0
Totals	31/14	83	62	21	1-1	0-0	1/2	6	0-0
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