It seemed like just another team meeting in the McCareins Room at the Yordon Center Saturday, August 16. Take a look at behind the scenes footage of the Huskies unveiling of their new uniforms on August 16, pranking the team before revealing them.
Fans enjoyed the Communiversity Block Party and the football scrimmage on a perfect weather day.
2015 • Appeared in 13 games with one start. • Finished second among freshman with 31 tackles on the season, 17 solo. • Also had 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack. • Showed a penchant for big plays. • Recorded his first career sack in his collegiate debut against UNLV (9-5). • Tallied 10 multi-tackle games, setting a career high with five tackles in the games at Ohio State (9-19) and Toledo (11-3). • Had a TFL at Ohio State (9-19) and a fumble recovery at Toledo (11-3). • Was given his first career start in the win against the No. 20 Rockets. • Intercepted his first career pass against Eastern Michigan (10-24), earning NIU Co-Defensive Player of the Week recognition. • Also a key contributor on special teams for the Huskies. • Was named NIU Co-Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts in the victory over Western Michigan (11-18).
2014 • Redshirted.
High School • Two-time all-conference, all-area and all-district honoree. • Tallied 171 tackles, 10 forced fumbles and eight interceptions in two seasons. • Registered 70 tackles, forced six fumbles and intercepted two passes in 2013. • Caught 18 passes for 650 yards and eight touchdowns. • Returned two punts for touchdowns in 2013. • Garnered first team all-district recognition on both offense and defense as a senior. • Recorded 101 tackles, 83 solo, in 2012 along with six interceptions and four forced fumbles. • Earned honorable mention all-state honors following his junior season. Personal • Born June 13, 1996, in East St. Louis, Ill. • Son of Jimmie Lee Johnson, Sr., and Ulysses Doss. • Communications and media studies major.
JOHNSON'S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 5, twice, last at Toledo, 11-3-15 Sacks: 1, vs. UNLV 9-5-15 Tackles For Loss: 1, twice, last at Ohio State, 9-19-15 Interceptions: 1, vs. Eastern Michigan, 10-24-15 Fumble Recoveries: 1, at Toledo, 11-3-15