Kevin Johnson
Kevin  Johnson

RS Senior

Clarksville, MD

High School:
River Hill

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 175





Cotten: Just ‘KJ’ Will Do for Standout Cover Corner

In the latest Gold Rush, Stan Cotten examined what the Houston Texans are getting in first-round pick Kevin Johnson.


Demon Deacons Earn Their Degrees

A total of 66 Wake Forest student-athletes received their degrees on Monday


Kevin Johnson Drafted 16th Overall by Houston Texans

Wake Forest's Kevin Johnson became the fifth Demon Deacon to be selected in the first round of an NFL Draft.


Wake Forest to Host Black & Golden Globes

Saturday's event will honor Wake Forest's achievements during the 2014-15 season


Wake Forest to Hold Pro Day on Monday, March 2

A total of 11 Demon Deacons will be working out in front of NFL scouts on Wake Forest's campus.


Kevin Johnson - Weekly Press Conference

Kevin Johnson met with the media in the weekly football press conference (Nov. 4).


Kevin Johnson Talks Spring Football


Game Highlights - Wake Forest vs. Presbyterian


Inside the Huddle with Kevin Johnson


Behind the Scenes at the Football Video Shoot


Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech - Nov. 22, 2014

Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech - Nov. 22, 2014


Wake Forest vs. Boston College - Oct. 25, 2014

Wake Forest vs. Boston College - Oct. 25, 2014


Wake Forest vs. Army - Sept. 20, 2014

Wake Forest vs. Army - Sept. 20, 2014


2014 ACC Kickoff Day One

Jordan Garside and Kevin Johnson met with the media at the 2014 ACC Kickoff in Greensboro, N.C.


Wake Forest Football at Vanderbilt

USATSI Gallery

2014 (Senior)
Received honorable mention All-ACC from the media and second team from the ACC Coaches . . . Second team All-ACC by Phil Steele . . . Finished his career with 35 pass break-ups, the fourth-highest total in school history . . . Had 43 tackles on the season and 3.5 tackles for loss as a senior . . . Tied for the team lead with six pass break-ups . . . Played in the Senior Bowl following the season . . . Credited with a punt return for a touchdown after recovering a blocked punt in the endzone at ULM (Aug. 28) ... Finished the game with five tackles and a pass breakup ... Made two solo tackles against GWU (Sept. 6) ... Totaled four tackles at Utah State (Sept. 13), three of them solo ... Earned one solo tackle versus Army (Sept. 20) ... Made one tackle at Louisville (Sept. 27), but was ejected after the hit was ruled a targeting penalty early in the opening quarter ... Notched two pass breakups and a tackle for loss at Florida State (Oct. 4) ... Made six tackles against Syracuse (Oct. 18) and Boston College (Oct. 25) ... Had a strong all-around game vs. Clemson (Nov. 6), totaling five tackles, one TFL, an interception, pass breakup and a fumble recovery on a muffed punt ... Totaled five tackles at NC State (Nov. 15) ... Recorded season-high seven tackles, a half TFL and two pass breakups vs. Virginia Tech (Nov. 22).

2013 (Junior)
One of the top defensive backs in the ACC ... Named All-ACC honorable mention by the media ... Started all 12 games at cornerback ... Finished fifth on the team with 58 tackles, including 39 solo stops ... had three interceptions and a team-best 12 pass breakups ... Ranked second in the ACC with 1.25 passes defended per game ... Forced one fumble on the year ... Also served as a punt returner, finishing with four returns for 15 yards on the season ... Had two pass breakups and an interception in the season opener vs. Presbyterian (Aug. 29) ... Had his second interception in as many games, picking off a pass to go with three tackles at Boston College (Sept. 6) ... Had two pass breakups and seven tackles at Clemson (Sept. 28) ... Recorded his third interception of the season and returned it 45 yards vs. NC State (Oct. 5) ... Also had seven tackles in the win over the Wolfpack ... Had four tackles and a season-high three pass breakups vs. Maryland (Oct. 19) ... Recorded another pass breakup to go along with three tackles at No. 7 Miami (Oct. 26) ... Had four tackles and two pass breakups vs. Florida State (Nov. 9) ... Forced a fumble and turned in five tackles vs. Duke (Nov. 23) ... Made a season-high nine tackles with two pass breakups at Vanderbilt (Nov. 30).

2012 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Played in and started all 12 games on the year ... Named honorable mention All-ACC by the coaches ... Finished with 58 tackles, including 34 solo stops, to rank fifth on the defense ... Also had 3.5 tackles for loss, a half-sack, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a QB hurry from his cornerback position ... Led the team with 15 pass breakups and three interceptions ... Ranked second in the ACC in passes defended with 18 ... His 18 passes defended are tied for second in school history, just one behind Merrill Noel's school record set in 2011 ... Tied for eighth in the league with three interceptions ... Ranked fifth on the team with five special teams tackles ... Member of the kickoff, punt and punt return units ... Named the ACC Defensive Back of the Week on Nov. 5 following his performance in the Boston College game ... Made a season-high 10 tackles and had a pass breakup in the season opener vs. Liberty (Sept. 1) ... Recorded five tackles and broke up a pass vs. North Carolina (Sept. 8) ... Had four tackles, three of them solo, and a QB hurry at Florida State (Sept. 15) ... Had two tackles and broke up a pass vs. Duke (Sept. 29) ... Recorded four tackles, made his first career interception and broke up a pass at Maryland (Oct. 6) ... Finished with four tackles, including two for loss, a fumble recovery and an interception at Virginia (Oct. 20) ... Had six total tackles, including an assist on a sack and four solo stops, vs. Clemson (Oct .25) ... Also forced a fumble and broke up four passes against the Tigers ... Made his third interception of the season to go along with seven tackles, including a season-high five solo, and two pass breakups vs. Boston College (Nov. 3) ... Had a forced fumble, a tackle for loss, and a pass breakup to go with eight tackles at NC State (Nov. 10) ... Made four tackles and had three pass breakups at Notre Dame (Nov. 17).

2011 (Sophomore)
Redshirted the season as a member of the scout team in practice ... Declared academically ineligible to compete in games during the season.

2010 (True Freshman)
One of three true freshmen to play for Wake Forest in 2010 ... Appeared in 11 games with five starts ... Tallied 31 tackles on the season, including 20 solo stops ... Recorded two pass breakups ... Made collegiate debut vs. Presbyterian (Sept. 2), recording four tackles ... Made two solo tackles at Stanford (Sept. 18) ... Tied for the team lead with nine tackles and also had two pass breakups at Virginia Tech (Oct. 16) ... Made first start of collegiate career at Maryland (Oct. 30), making three tackles ... Had five stops vs. Boston College (Nov. 6) ... Recorded four tackles, with three solo stops, at NC State (Nov. 13) ... Started and made three solo stops at Vanderbilt (Nov. 27) and recorded his first career tackle for loss.

High School
A 2010 graduate of River Hill High School in Clarksville, Md. ... Teammate of Deacon flanker Michael Campanro and, in fact, succeeded Campanaro as River Hill's feature back ... Rushed for 1,220 yards and 15 touchdowns on 137 carries as a senior, averaging nearly nine yards per carry ... Led the county in rushing ... Had 12 receptions for 251 yards and three scores ... Made 25 tackles to go with three interceptions while being named to the all-county team ... Named first team all-state and first team All-Met at cornerback ... Named the Columbia Flier/Howard County Times Offensive Player of the Year as a senior ... Two-year starter on both sides of the ball for Coach Brian Van Deusen ... Helped the Hawks to 2A state championships in 2007 and 2008 ... Team moved to Class 3A in 2009 and lost in the state semifinal ... The loss in the state semifinals snapped a 40-game winning streak ... Had three receptions for 85 yards and three touchdowns as a junior ... Recorded 50 tackles, three interceptions and scored six touchdowns in 2008 ... A preseason All-Met selection by the Washington Post as a kick returner ... Was part of a River Hill defense that recorded 11 shutouts in 2007, five in 2008 and five more in 2009 ... The 2008 River Hill team finished 23rd in the nation in the final USA Today high school poll ... The Hawks were 47-3 during his four varsity seasons ... Played in the Crab Bowl that pits the top high school players in an all-star game between Maryland's and Washington D.C.'s top players ... Timed at 4.49 in the 40 ... Also recruited by Wisconsin and West Virginia ... Recruited by Brad Lambert.

Majoring in communication ... Son of Kevin and Judy Johnson ... Both parents graduated from Howard University ... Born Aug. 5, 1992.

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