Thursday, May 31, 2012

Countdown to KIckoff: 91 Days - #91 Brian Johnson

It's now 91 days until kickoff of Catamount football at Western Carolina's E.J. Whitmire Stadium. The Catamounts open the season on Thursday, August 30, 2012 against Mars Hill College.

To help pass those long summer days until football season starts, and hopefully get the Catamount faithful more excited about the upcoming season, we'll continue the 100 day football countdown.

Today, we'll continue with the Defensive Line. 

#91 Brian Johnson

Class: RS Junior
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Myers Park HS
Height / Weight: 6-3 / 250
Position: DL

2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 11 games on the season making two starts including his first-ever appearance in the season opener at North Carolina State ... Finished with 28 tackles including 12 solo stops and four tackles behind the line of scrimmage ... Recorded two sacks including one against Tusculum and one at Elon ... Credited with five quarterback hurries and one pass break-up from his defensive end position ... Had a strong showing in the final practice of the 2010 spring drills, halting a would-be drive by the offensive unit with a TFL.

2009 (Freshman): Redshirted ... In WCU's annual Spring Game, recorded a quarterback sack for a safety. Prior to Western: Was a two-time All-Southwestern 4-A Conference selection for head coach Jim Ruark at Myers Park HS ... Listed as a two-star prospect by ... Amassed 33 tackles for loss, including 16 sacks, in his final two seasons as a prep ... Posted 21 TFLs and 11 sacks as a senior earning All-Mecklenburg County plaudits ... Added 33 career quarterback hurries, in addition to recovering five fumbles, forcing a pair of fumbles and blocking three field goals ... Named Most Improved defensive player following his junior season.

Personal: Full name is Brian Christopher Johnson ... Is the son of Brian Christopher Johnson and Elizabeth Johnson ... Has two siblings, Olivia and Austin.

Courtesy WCU Sports Information