Kyron Johnson

Position Linebacker
Height 6'1''
Weight 230 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Arlington, Texas
High School Lamar HS

Career Honors: 2017: Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (spring).

2019 (Jr.): Oklahoma: Matched his season and career high with a quarterback hurry against the Sooners … Made four total tackles (three solo, one assisted) on the afternoon … at TCU: Contributed seven total tackles (two solo, five assisted) … Registered 0.5 TFL for a Horned Frog loss of a yard … West Virginia: One of three KU players to record nine tackles (five solo, four assisted) against the Mountaineers, to lead the team’s defensive effort and record a new career high … Also had one TFL for a WVU loss of four yards … Added one quarterback hurry to his stat line, the first of his collegiate career … at Boston College: Set a new career high in tackles against the Eagles, totaling seven (three solo, four assisted) … Also recorded one TFL of two yards … Coastal Carolina: Recorded a career-high five tackles (all solos) vs. the Chanticleers … Also matched his career best in tackles-for-loss (TFL) with one on the evening … Indiana State: Started at linebacker in the season opener … Had three total tackles.

2018 (So.): Nicholls: Earned his first-career start … Recorded his first-career sack against the Colonels … Credited with three solo tackles and a fumble recovery on a muffed punt … at Central Michigan: Credited with three tackles, one solo, against the Chippewas … Rutgers: Finished the game with two tackles, including 1.0 tackles-for-loss … Also credited with a pass breakup and a forced fumble in the win … at Baylor: Recorded one tackle … Oklahoma State: Credited with one tackle … at West Virginia: Recorded one sack on the quarterback … at Texas Tech: Recorded two tackles with one TFL … TCU: Totaled two tackles and a pass breakup … Iowa State: Recorded one tackle … Texas: Recorded one tackle.

2017 (Fr.): Played in all 12 games on both defense and special teams … Had a total of 17 tackles, including 12 solo tackles, 0.5 TFL and one forced fumble … SEMO: Recorded three solo tackles … Central Michigan: Had one solo tackle … at Ohio: Had two tackles and 0.5 TFL … West Virginia: Recorded one tackle … Texas Tech: Tied his career high with three tackles, including two solo hits … at Iowa State: Tallied two tackles … K-State: Recorded two solo tackles … at Texas: Had two solo tackles … Recorded a forced fumble on special teams … Oklahoma: Had one solo tackle.

High School: Received three-star recognition from Rivals.com … Transitioned to linebacker as a junior at Lamar HS … Accumulated 125 tackles as a senior under head coach Laben Delay … Named to the District 4-6A First Team by district coaches as a senior.

Personal: Son of Broderic and Stephanie Johnson … Has one sibling, Kayron … Graduated from Lamar a semester early and enrolled in KU for the spring 2017 semester … Majoring in human biology.