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University of Miami Athletics

DJ Johnson


Defensive Line




240 lbs.




Sacramento, Calif.

High School

Luther Burbank

DJ Johnson - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2017 (True Freshman): Saw action in eight games…Made career debut in season opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 2)…Saw time against Toledo (Sept. 23) and at Duke (Sept. 29), mostly on special teams…Registered first solo tackle of career at Florida State (Oct. 7)…Saw action against Georgia Tech (Oct. 14) and against Notre Dame (Nov. 11), mostly on special teams…Played in ACC Championship Game against Clemson (Dec. 2)…Saw action in Capital One Orange Bowl against Wisconsin (Dec. 30).

High School: Consensus four-star defensive lineman by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout…Rated as the 72nd–best prospect in the country according to 247Sports…Selected as the ninth-best player in the state of California by 247Sports…Ranked No. 62 in the final ESPN300 rankings…Rated as the No. 5 position prospect by ESPN…Ranked No. 34 on the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team…Totaled 85 tackles (47 solo), 14.5 sacks and 31 tackles for loss during his senior season…Took part in the 2017 Under Armour All-America Bowl…Coached by John Heffernan at Luther Burbank High School…Had offers from 100 schools…Chose Miami over Washington, USC, Ohio State and Alabama.