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University of Miami Athletics

Jaquan Johnson


Defensive Back




190 lbs.




Miami, Fla.

High School

Miami Killian

Jaquan Johnson - Football - University of Miami Athletics

(Sports Illustrated, AFCA)

2018 (Senior): Compiled another dominant season, starting all 11 games he played in and earning second-team All-ACC recognition…One of 14 Jim Thorpe Award semifinalists as nation’s top defensive back…Missed two games due to injury…Led Miami with 92 total tackles in regular season and added 1.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, one PBU, two forced fumbles and one blocked field goal…Started season opener against LSU (Sept. 2) and finished with game-high 11 total tackles (three solo)…Started and had four total tackles in win over Savannah State (Sept. 8)…Added first blocked field goal of career vs. Tigers to help Miami preserve shutout in second half…Posted seven tackles (four solo) in start at Toledo (Sept. 15)…Missed games vs. FIU (Sept. 22) and North Carolina (Sept. 27) due to injury…Returned to field in win against Florida State (Oct. 6), starting and totaling team-high 10 tackles…Tied for team lead and career high with 12 total tackles (four solo) in start at Virginia (Oct. 13)…Had third straight double-digit tackle performance with 10 tackles in start at Boston College (Oct. 26)…Had 0.5 TFLs vs. Eagles…Started and had seven total tackles, one tackle for loss (one yard) and first interception of season in start vs. Duke (Nov. 3)…Returned pick nine yards…Posted four solo tackles in start at Georgia Tech (Nov. 10)…Recorded four tackles and one PBU in win at Virginia Tech (Nov. 17)…Recorded 10 total tackles and second forced fumble of year in regular season finale win vs. Pittsburgh (Nov. 24)…Led Miami with 13 tackles and had interception in New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 27)…Interception was eighth of career and second of season.

2017 (Junior): Started all 13 games and was among Miami’s top defensive performers…Led team with 96 total tackles (54 solo) and added 3.0 tackles for loss and one sack…Tied for team lead with four interceptions and totaled 57 interception return yards…Added four pass breakups, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…Earned ACC Defensive Back of the Week three times…Walter Camp Player of the Year semifinalist…Started season opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 2) and totaled three tackles (one solo) and one PBU…Started in win over Toledo (Sept. 23) and finished with five tackles (two solo)…Started and had six tackles (two solo) in win at Duke (Sept. 29)…Set career mark with 12 tackles (seven solo) and added one PBU in start at Florida State (Oct. 7)…Started and tied for team lead with eight tackles (five solo) in win over Georgia Tech (Oct. 14)…Added 1.0 tackle for loss and one PBU against Yellow Jackets…Recorded first interception of season and finished with six tackles (three solo) in start against Syracuse (Oct. 21)…Started and totaled 11 tackles (including career-high 10 solo stops) and recorded one fumble recovery in win at North Carolina (Oct. 28)…Finished with seven tackles (six solo), one forced fumble and second interception of season in win over Virginia Tech (Nov. 4)…Earned ACC Defensive Back of the Week honors for performance against Hokies…Finished with eight tackles, 1.0 TFL and interception in win over Notre Dame (Nov. 11), once again capturing ACC Defensive Back of the Week honors….Became first Hurricane to win ACC weekly honors in three straight weeks for nine-tackle game against Virginia (Nov. 18) that included one sack and a 30-yard interception return for touchdown…Was first ACC player since Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson in 2014 to win ACC weekly honor three straight weeks…Delivered another strong performance in start at Pittsburgh (Nov. 24), finishing with six tackles (four solo), one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…Started ACC Championship Game against Clemson (Dec. 2) and finished with four total tackles…Led all players with 11 tackles in Capital One Orange Bowl against Wisconsin (Dec. 30) and forced one fumble against Badgers.

2016 (Sophomore): Saw action in all 13 games and made five starts as one of Miami’s top contributors in secondary…Had 38 total tackles…Totaled 3.0 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups…Saw action in season opener against Florida A&M (Sept. 3) and recorded five tackles (four solo)…Registered first career sack against Rattlers…Made first career start against FAU (Sept. 10)…Credited with three tackles (two solo), 0.5 TFLs and one quarterback hurry against Owls…Totaled four tackles and 1.0 TFL (1 yard) in road win at Appalachian State (Sept. 17)…Had four solo tackles on the road at Georgia Tech (Oct. 1)…Totaled two tackles and first interception of season against Florida State (Oct. 8)…Returned pick 11 yards in second quarter against Seminoles…Made second career start and totaled two tackles against North Carolina (Oct. 15)…Added first PBU of career against Tar Heels…Totaled three tackles in third start of career at Virginia Tech (Oct. 20)…Blocked fourth-quarter field goal attempt by Hokies…Had one tackle at Notre Dame (Oct. 29)…Started and had two tackles and one PBU against Pittsburgh (Nov. 5)…Totaled two solo tackles in win at Virginia (Nov. 12)…Totaled career-high six tackles (three solo), 0.5 TFLs and first fumble recovery of career in win at NC State (Nov. 19)…Finished with one solo tackle in regular season finale win over Duke (Nov. 26)…Started and had three tackles (one solo) in Russell Athletic Bowl victory over West Virginia (Dec. 28).

2015 (True Freshman): Saw action in all 13 games mostly on special teams in his first season…Played increased snaps at safety as the season progressed…Totaled 26 tackles, one forced fumble and one interception…Made career debut in season opener vs. Bethune-Cookman and totaled three tackles…Added three tackles (one solo) in action vs. FAU (Sept. 11)…Totaled two solo tackles vs. Nebraska (Sept. 19)…Had two tackles in action vs. Cincinnati (Oct. 1)…Saw action at Florida State (Oct. 10)…Added one solo tackle against Virginia Tech (Oct. 17)…Had two tackles and first career forced fumble against Clemson (Oct. 24)…Tied career high with three tackles in action vs. Duke (Oct. 31), and also played key role on eventual game-winning kick return for TD as time expired…Recorded first interception of career and added one tackle against Virginia (Nov. 7)…Had three solo tackles at North Carolina (Nov. 14)…Added one tackle vs. Georgia Tech (Nov. 21)…Saw action at Pittsburgh (Nov. 27), did not record any stats…Posted a season high five solo tackles in the Hyundai Sun Bowl (Dec. 26) against Washington State.

High School: Rated as consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Scout…Was selected as four-time All-Dade First Team selection by Miami Herald from 2011-2013…Helped guide Miami Killian to undefeated regular season and appearance in FHSAA Class 8A Regional Quarterfinals…Competed in 2015 US Army All-American Bowl…Chose Miami over Florida State, Florida, Alabama, LSU and South Carolina, among others.