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Isaiah Johnson

Position Safety
Height 6'1''
Weight 210 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Cary, N.C.
High School Panther Creek HS
bio

Career Honors: 2013: Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year (coaches).

2013 (So.): Named 2013 Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year by the conference coaches… Started all 12 games at safety… Finished the season ranked second on the team and 20th in the Big 12 with 73 tackles… Tied for second in the conference, while leading KU with five interceptions in 2013… Also contributed 3.0 TFLs… Recorded one punt return for nine yards and registered 45 return yards on his five interceptions… Debuted vs. South Dakota and tallied four stops… Turned in nine tackles at Rice… Had first career interception against the Owls, returning it for 31 yards… Has six tackles in KU’s win over LA Tech… Set a career-high with 12 tackles vs. TTU… Led KU with nine tackles at TCU… Recorded his second interception of the season, returning it two yards… Had 1.5 TFL vs. the Horned Frogs… Had eight stops, including 1.5 TFLs vs. Oklahoma… Tallied five solo tackles vs. Baylor… Had his first multiple interception game with two picks to go along with five tackles at Texas… Credited with three stops at OSU… Had five solo tackles vs. West Virginia… Recorded his first career punt return for nine yards against WVU… Tallied four stops at Iowa State… Grabbed his fifth interception of the season vs. Kansas State… Also had three tackles against the Wildcats.

2012 (RFr. at Iowa Western CC): A three-star recruit according to Rivals.com and 247Sports… Helped lead Iowa Western Community College to a NJCAA National Championship in 2012… Earned Honorable Mention All-America honors playing for head coach Scott Strohmeier… Tabbed First Team All-Midwest Football Conference… Totaled 41 tackles and eight interceptions in his only season at Iowa Western… Selected NJCAA Player of the Week on Oct. 31, after recording three interceptions in a game against Ellsworth Community College.

2011 (Fr. at Western Carolina): Attended Western Carolina in 2011, but missed the entire football season due to an injury.

High School: Lettered two years at Panther Creek HS under coach Wayne Bragg… Played wide receiver and safety in high school… Named second team all-conference as a senior… Recorded 96 tackles, 11 interceptions and seven pass breakups during his final two high school seasons… Had three interception returns for touchdowns… Tallied 67 receptions for 864 yards and 14 receiving touchdowns during his high school career… Also lettered in basketball… Named first team all-conference on the hardwood.

Personal: Chose Kansas over offers from Texas Tech, New Mexico, Wyoming, Northern Iowa and South Alabama… Son of Mary and Chris Johnson… Plans to major in pre-sport management.