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#1 Isaiah Johnson

Isaiah Johnson - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Height 6-2
Weight 205
Birthdate 05/16/1992
Hometown Tyrone, Ga.
Last School Sandy Creek
Year RS Senior
Height / Weight 6-2 / 205
Isaiah Johnson - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

(Oct. 27, 2014)
(Phil Steele)

2014 (Redshirt Senior): Saw action in 13 games, starting 12 … Earned Team Defensive Effort Award at team’s end-of-season banquet … Had 72 tackles which is fourth-best on defense, including 51 solo and 3.0 tackles for loss … Finished career with 283 tackles, which are most by Tech defensive back in school history … Tallied eight tackles – five solo – in Tech’s 49-34 Orange Bowl win over Mississippi State on New Year’s Eve … Recorded one interception, recovered two fumbles, forced two fumbles and had team-high five pass break-ups … Had three solo tackles vs. Florida State in ACC Championship game (Dec. 6) … Led defense with 10 tackles, including six solo and two for loss of three yards, and forced and recovered fumble at Georgia (Nov. 29) … Had three solo tackles vs. Clemson (Nov. 15) … Tallied four tackles and one pass break-up at NC State (Nov. 8) … Registered two tackles vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) … Tied career high with 14 tackles, forced one fumble and had seven-yard fumble return at Pitt (Oct. 25) … Recorded seven tackles, including six solo, and had two pass break-ups at North Carolina (Oct. 18) … Registered five solo tackles vs. Duke (Oct. 11) … Had five solo tackles, one pass break-up and caught sixth career-interception, which was returned for 19 yards, vs. Miami (Oct. 4) … Tallied six tackles and broke up one pass at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20) … Had two solo tackles vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13) … Had three solo tackles, including one tackle for loss of one yard, against Wofford (Aug. 30) … Graduated from Georgia Tech in December with master’s degree in building construction.

2013 (Senior): Sat out entire season to recover from injury … Redshirted.

2012 (Junior): Started first 13 games of season … Suffered injury that kept him sidelined for Hyundai Sun Bowl … Led team in total tackles (87) … Had 53 solo tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and one sack … Had one interception, which was returned for touchdown … Forced one fumble, recovered one fumble and had one pass break-up … Recorded eight tackles and half-tackle for loss in season opener at Virginia Tech (Sept. 3) … Had two tackles for loss, including one sack, in win over Virginia (Sept. 15) … Registered eight tackles vs. Miami (Sept. 22) … Had career-high 14 tackles, including 10 solo tackles, plus two tackles for loss at Clemson (Oct. 6) … Recorded fifth career interception and returned it 22 yards for second career pick-six vs. BYU (Oct. 27) … Had nine tackles and recovered fumble at North Carolina (Nov. 10).

2011 (Sophomore): Started all 13 games at safety … Three interceptions tied for team lead and ranked tied for 10th in ACC … 78 tackles (48 solos) ranked second on team … Had 3.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks … Recovered two fumbles and broke up three passes … Had interception, fumble recovery and four tackles in second week of season, at Middle Tennessee State (Sept. 10) … Recorded interception to go with seven tackles in key home win vs. North Carolina (Sept. 24) … Came up big in win at NC State (Oct. 1) … Picked off Wolfpack pass and returned it 34 yards for first career pick-six … Had five tackles, including tackle for loss, vs. Maryland (Oct. 8) … Recorded eight tackles at Virginia (Oct. 15) … Had seven tackles (five solos) vs. Clemson (Oct. 29) … Registered six tackles and recovered fumble vs. Virginia Tech (Nov. 10) … Recorded eight tackles vs. Georgia (Nov. 26) … Matched career high with nine tackles, had 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack vs. Utah (Dec. 31).

2010 (True Freshman): Played in all 13 games and started three times … Led all Tech freshmen – true and redshirt – in tackles with 46, including 28 solo tackles … Had 3.0 tackles for loss, one sack, two fumble recoveries, one interception, one forced fumble and one pass break-up … Forced fumble and made four tackles in first college game, vs. South Carolina State (Sept. 4) … Made first start, recorded first career sack and made nine tackles at Kansas (Sept. 11) … Had seven tackles, including five solo tackles, vs. NC State (Sept. 25) … Recorded first career interception and returned it 18 yards vs. Middle Tennessee State (Oct. 18) … Had tackle for loss and five solo tackles in Independence Bowl vs. Air Force.

High School: Rated 21st-best prospect in Georgia by Rivals and 28th by Superprep … Rated 9th on AJC Fab 50 list … Earned all-state, all-region and all-county honors as safety in 2009 … Broke school records for career and single-season interceptions … Member of academic honor roll … Helped lead Sandy Creek to state championship in 2009 … Recorded 53 tackles and seven sacks as junior in 2008 … Stock rose with outstanding performances in state playoffs.

Personal: Full name is Isaiah Nathan Johnson … Born May 16, 1992, in Columbus, Ohio … Son of Nathan and Dominica … Has three siblings – Aaron Smith, Tyler Smith and Sierra Johnson.

Tackles: 14, twice – last time at Pitt Oct. 25, 2014
Tackles for Loss: 2.0, three times – last time at Georgia, Nov. 29, 2014
Sacks: 1.0, three times
Fumble Recoveries: 1, seven times – last time at Georgia, Nov. 29, 2014
Forced Fumbles: 1, four times – last time at Georgia, Nov. 29, 2014
Interceptions: 1, six times – last time vs. Miami, Oct. 4, 2014
Interception Return: 34 at NC State, Oct. 1, 2011
Pass Break-Ups: 2 at North Carolina, Oct. 18, 2014


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