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Richard Johnson, Jr. - Football - Kansas Jayhawks

Richard Johnson, Jr.

Position Defensive Tackle
Height 6'3''
Weight 283 lbs.
Class Redshirt Senior
Hometown Jefferson City, Mo.
High School Jefferson City HS

Career Honors: 2008: Phil Steele MagazineFreshman All-America Third Team. 2007: KU Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year, KU Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Central Michigan and vs. Iowa State.

2011 (Sr.): Played in all 12 games, starting eight at defensive tackle … Recorded two stops at Georgia Tech, against Texas Tech and Kansas State … Collected a solo stop behind the line of scrimmage against Georgia Tech … Had at least one tackle in each of the last four games … Made a stop behind the line of scrimmage at Texas … Recorded three tackles at Iowa State … Tallied three tackles, two of which were solos against Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium in season’s final game.

2010 (Jr.): Started all 12 games at defensive tackle… Made 37 tackles, with three tackles for loss, including 1.5 sacks… Best game statistically was seven tackles at Iowa State… Had six stops against Kansas State and made five tackles against New Mexico State and at Baylor… Had solo sack at Iowa State and shared a sack at Nebraska.

2009 (So.): Started the first five games of the year, while playing in all 12 contests… Made 17 tackles on the year, with three tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery… Had a season-best three tackles at Texas Tech… Recorded at least two tackles in seven different games.

2008 (Fr.): Started each of the first eight games at defensive tackle before an injury… Had 13 stops on the season with 2.5 tackles for loss… Shared in a sack against Sam Houston State… Had five tackles at Iowa State and four vs. Colorado in consecutive games for his only multiple-tackle games on the year.

2007 (RS): Redshirted his first year at Kansas… Earned KU Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year honors… Was KU Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Central Michigan and vs. Iowa State.

High School: Earned all-state honors at defensive end following the 2005 and 2006 seasons… Recorded 68 total tackles as a senior, including 14 tackles-for-loss and five quarterback sacks… Helped the Jays to the district championship as a senior… Earned a total of four varsity letters in football and basketball… Coached in football by Ted LePage… Earned his high school[apos]s Academic and Athletic Award for Excellence in both football and basketball three years (3.0 GPA or higher).

Personal: Born in Jefferson City, Mo… Major is American studies… Likes spending time with friends and playing video games… Son of Richard and Patsy Johnson… Cousin, Tony Galbreath, played a total of 12 seasons in the NFL… Cousin, Eric Galbreath, played fullback at Kansas from 1993-96.