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    Rejaie Johnson
    Rejaie Johnson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    La Marque, Texas

    High School:
    La Marque

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 245

    Position:
    DE



    Career: Injuried plagued him throughout his career ... Played in 11 career games ... Suffered a career-ending injury early in his final season ... Moved from linebacker to defensive end toward the end of his career ... Earned his undergraduate degree and was enrolled in graduate school during his final season.

    2008: Fifth-year senior ... Suffered a season- and career-ending shoulder injury in September ... Against Southern Illinois, totaled two tackles, including his second career sack for a 5-yard loss.

    2007: Played in eight of last nine games ... Totaled two tackles, which included a 10-yard pass sack, against Iowa ... Four season tackles.

    2006: Sidelined with a foot injury.

    2005: Academic All-Big Ten ... Appeared in two games (Arizona State and Michigan State), totaling a pair of tackles vs. the Sun Devils and a solo tackle vs. the Spartans.

    2004: Did not see action.

    High School: Tabbed a 2003 third-team all-state defensive end ... Also named second-team all-Greater Houston, first-team all-county and first-team all-district ... Totaled 65 tackles (11 TFL's), 18 hurries and two interceptions, including one for a TD, as a defensive end his senior season ... Saw significant playing time at tight end as a junior, making nine catches for 157 yards (17.4 ypr) and three touchdowns ... A first-team all-district and honorable mention all-county honoree at tight end in 2002 ... Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine top-15 player at tight end ... Team captain ... Helped lead the Cougars to the Texas Division 2 4A state championship (16-0), their fourth state title in eight years ... Totaled 10 tackles (1 TFL), a forced fumble and four quarterback hurries in the state championship game ... Also lettered in baseball, playing every position but catcher ... Vice-president of National Honor Society ... Ranked fifth in class (out of 243) ... Who's Who ... Coached by Bryan Erwin.

    Personal: Born Rejaie D. Johnson ... Son of Ron and Judy Johnson ... Brother, Rod, played football at NC State and snared a school-record-tying three interceptions for the Wolfpack in their 2003 win over Notre Dame in the Toyota Gator Bowl ... Chose NU over Notre Dame, Michigan State and Missouri ... Earned his undergraduate degree in computing and information systems ... Earning master's in computer information systems.

    Johnson's Career Stats

    TACKLES                G    UA     A Total    TFL-Yds    PD   FF   FR Blkd
    2005................   2     2     1     3    0.5-0       0    0    0    0
    2007................   8     3     1     4    1.0-10      0    0    0    0
    2008................   1     1     1     2    1.0-5       0    0    0    0
    TOTAL...............  11     6     3     9    2.5-15      0    0    0    0
    

    SACKS G UA A Total Yds 2005................ 2 0 0 0.0 0 2007................ 8 1 0 1.0 10 2008................ 1 1 0 1.0 5 TOTAL............... 11 2 0 2.0 15