27   Jawuan Johnson
Jawuan  Johnson

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
East St. Louis, Ill.

High School:
New Boston [Texas]

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 217

Position:
LB

Experience:
1L


08/11/2014

Huskies by Position: Durante and Moore Lead the NIU Safeties

Dechane Durante and Marlon Moore headline an otherwise youthful group for NIU

09/08/2014

NIU defeats Northwestern, 23-15

The Huskies played a dominant second-half of football in Evanston to defeat the Wildcats, 23-15.

08/18/2014

SIGHTS & SOUNDS: NIU Football Releases New Uniforms

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.

04/23/2016

Huskie Bowl Block Party and Scrimmage

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

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