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#12 D.J. Johnson

Height 6-0
Weight 170 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Indianapolis, Ind.
High School North Central

Hawk-Item – – Redshirted after seeing action in three games . . . one of 12 true freshmen to see action in 2018.

2019 Honors – – Named Big Ten Conference Co-Freshman of the Week for his play in win at Iowa State . . . 2019 – – Saw action in 11games, with one start . . . recorded 14 tackles, including 11 solo stops and three assists, along with two pass break-ups . . . started at Cash position in 38-14 win over Miami, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 59 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 30-0 win over Rutgers, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 125 yards total offense . . . started at cornerback in 18-17 win at Iowa State . . . career-best eight tackles at Iowa State, including six solo stops and two assists, along with two pass break-ups . . . started at cornerback in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee, recording two solo tackles as defense allowed just 216 yards total offense . . . started at cornerback in 10-2 loss at #18 Michigan . . . recorded three tackles at Michigan, including two solo stops and one assist . . . did not see action in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State . . . did not see action in 26-20 win over Purdue . . . saw action in 20-0 win at Northwestern, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 64 net rushing yards and 202 yards total offense . . . saw action in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just 63 net rushing yards . . . saw action in 19-10 win over Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 19-10 win over Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-24 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics. . . . saw action in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over #22 USC, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 22 net rushing yards.

High school honors — Earned first-team all-conference and all-county honors as a junior and senior… named Most Valuable Defensive Back as a senior… first-team all-conference as a sophomore… Career — Four-year football letterman… team captain as a junior and senior… also lettered in basketball as member of prep team ranked first in the state and 25th nationally.

Personal — Born 11/27/98… open major… mother is Lashanda Santiago… high school coach was Kevin O’Shea.