CANES BASKETBALL LEGEND AND CURRENT MAYOR OF DANIA BEACH TAMARA JAMES DISCUSSES HER DECISION TO COME TO UM, HER RECORD-SETTING CAREER, HOW HER PRO CAREER LED HER OVERSEAS AND HOW HER BASKETBALL BACKGROUND HAS HELPED HER NAVIGATE HER NEW ROLE AS A PUBLIC SERVANT ON THE BEHIND THE U PODCAST

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Tervaris Johnson

position

Defensive Back

Height

6-2

Weight

220 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Miami, Fla.

High School

Monsignor Pace HS

Made the move to tight end in 2008 after spending first two seasons as a defensive back … Served as a main contributor on special teams on kickoff and punt teams.

2008 (JUNIOR): Played in 12 games, mostly on special teams and made two tackles …. Made the move to tight end in 2008 after spending the first couple of seasons as a defensive back.

 

2007 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 games, all on special teams except for a short stint at cornerback in the opener vs. Marshall … Played on special teams and saw action at cornerback in the fourth quarter on five plays (no tackles) against Marshall and also played on special teams against Oklahoma, FIU, Texas A&M, Duke, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Florida State, NC State, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

 

2006 (FRESHMAN): Played in 12 games as a true freshman, seeing nearly all of his action on special teams … Played defensive back on three plays in three different games: Florida A&M, North Carolina and FIU … Missed only the Louisville game.

 

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter who played safety, receiver and tight end … Named the Defensive MVP of the UM 2005 summer camp … As a senior in 2005, made two interceptions … As a junior, played tight end and wide receiver on offense, as well as linebacker, cornerback and safety on defense … Made 78 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions, returning one interception for a touchdown … As a receiver, caught 50 passes and scored five touchdowns … As a sophomore in 2003, played tight end and receiver, making his mark in the state championship game with two catches for 95 yards … Played for Carol City HS as a freshman before transferring … Selected to play in the Dade-Broward All-Star game … Rated the No. 4 safety in the country, the No. 6 overall player in Florida, and the No. 56 player in the country by Rivals.com … Ranked the No. 37 cornerback by Scout.com … Rated the No. 10 defensive back in the country by PrepStar … Ranked the No. 20 player on the Miami Herald’s list of state’s top 25 players … Ranked the No. 18 player on the Orlando Sentinel’s Florida Top 100 … Member of the PrepStar 200 and ranked the No. 10 defensive back … Ranked the No. 1 strong safety on the Florida Times-Union Super 75 … Coached by Joe Zaccheo.

 

TERVARIS JOHNSON’S CAREER STATISTICS

TACKLES FUMBLES
Year GP/GS TT UT AT TFL QBP Sacks FF FR PBU Int
2006 12/0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0
2007 11/0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0
2008 12/0 2 0 2 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0
Totals 35/0 2 0 2 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0