C.J. Johnson
C.J.  Johnson


Philadelphia, Miss.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 225




2015 Ole Miss Football Preseason Honors

Ubiquitous Rebel Presence in Preseason Magazine, Website Lists


Rebels Meet the Press at SEC Media Days

Ole Miss Head Coach Hugh Freeze, Trio of Players Attend Event in Hoover


Ole Miss’ C.J. Johnson Named to Butkus Award Watch List

Awarded to Nation’s Best Linebacker


Ole Miss Falls to TCU in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Rebels' Six-Game Bowl Winning Streak Snapped


Postgame Quotes: Ole Miss vs. TCU - Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl


Scott, Rebels Roll Over Texas 44-23

Senior running back Jeff Scott ran for a career-high 164 yards and had a 73-yard punt return for a touchdown here Saturday night as Ole Miss scored 30 unanswered points to run past Texas 44-23 in front of the third largest crowd at DKR Stadium (101, 474). With the win, the Rebels improved to 3-0 for the first time since 1989.

Preseason All-SEC third team (Phil Steele) ... Butkus Award preseason watch list ... Moved from defensive end to Mike linebacker and took first-team reps throughout the spring ... Could also see snaps at defensive end this fall.

2014: Played in every game with 12 starts at defensive end ... Served as a game captain for all 13 games ... Finished second on team with 4.0 sacks and tied for third with 8.0 TFLs ... Totaled 38 tackles, an interception, a pass breakup and two fumble recoveries on the year ... Helped Ole Miss lead the nation in scoring defense (16.0 ppg) and lead the SEC in tackles for loss (7.6/game) ... Earned fourth letter ... vs. Boise State (8/28/14): Recorded four tackles, his first career interception, a pass breakup and a QB hurry, in start ... at Vanderbilt (9/6/14): Assisted on a tackle in start ... vs. UL-Lafayette (9/13/14): Posted two stops (one solo) in start ... vs. Memphis (9/27/14): Had two tackles, including a sack, in start ... vs. #1 Alabama (10/4/14): Made four tackles (three solo) with a TFL in start ... at #14 Texas A&M (10/11/14): Posted three tackles in start ... vs. Tennessee (10/18/14): Posted a sack in start ... at #23 LSU (10/25/14): Had five tackles, 0.5 TFL and a fumble recovery ... vs. #3 Auburn (11/1/14): Had four tackles (two solo) in start ... vs. Presbyterian (11/8/14): Made two tackles in start ... at Arkansas (11/22/14): Posted one solo stop and a QB hurry in start ... vs. #4 Mississippi State (11/29/14): Had six tackles (four solo), 1.5 TFLs and a sack en route to SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors ... Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl vs. #6 TCU (12/31/14): Made three tackles, all for a loss, with a sack and a fumble recovery in start ... Preseason All-SEC third team (Lindy’s, College Sports Madness), fourth team (Phil Steele) ... Rated the No. 8 DE in the SEC by ESPN.com ... Granted a medical redshirt by the NCAA for his 2013 season.

2013: Started the first four games at defensive end and missed the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery on his ankle ... Collected 12 tackles, 4.0 TFLs and two QB hurries in those four contests ... Earned third letter ... at Vanderbilt (8/29/13): Made two stops (one solo) in start ... vs. Southeast Missouri (9/7/13): Made two tackles with 1.0 TFL in start ... at Texas (9/14/13): Made five tackles, with a career-high 3.0 TFLs, and a QB hurry in start ... at #1 Alabama (9/28/13): Made three tackles (one solo) and had a QB hurry in start ... Named preseason All-SEC second team by Athlon and Birmingham News, third team by the league coaches, media and Lindy’s, and fourth team by Phil Steele ... On the CFPA Defensive Lineman Trophy Preseason Watch List.

2012: All-SEC third team (College Sports Madness) ... College Football News Sophomore All-America honorable mention ... Played in every game at DE, with 10 starts ... Led team with 6.5 sacks ... Tied for eighth in SEC with 0.5 sacks/game ... Finished sixth on team with 55 tackles and 4th with 8.0 TFLs ... Helped Ole Miss lead all SEC teams and rank fourth in the nation in TFLs (7.9/game) and rank second in the SEC and 11th nationally in sacks (2.9/game) ... Earned second letter ... vs. Central Arkansas (9/1): Made six total stops (four solo), with 1.0 sack, in start ... Named SEC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week ... vs. UTEP (9/8): Tallied four tackles (one solo), including 0.5 TFL, in start ... vs. #12 Texas (9/15): Posted eight tackles (two solo) in start ... at Tulane (9/22): Posted two solo stops in start ... at #1 Alabama (9/29): Tallied six tackles (three solo) with a QB hurry in start ... vs. Texas A&M (10/6): Posted five tackles (two solo) with a QB hurry in start ... vs. Auburn (10/13): Recovered a fumble in the end zone for the Rebels’ first defensive TD of the year, in start ... at Arkansas (10/27): Posted five stops (three solo) and made a big sack late in the fourth quarter to seal the Rebel win ... at #6 Georgia (11/3): Posted seven tackles (two solo), including 1.5 sacks for nine yards ... vs. Vanderbilt (11/10): Posted three tackles (two solo), a sack for eight yards and a pass breakup ... at #7 LSU (11/17): Posted an assisted tackle ... vs. #24 Mississippi State (11/24): Recorded three solo tackles, including a pair of sacks for 16 yards ... BBVA Compass Bowl vs. Pitt (1/5): Made four tackles (three solo) with a TFL in start.

2011: Played in 11 games, starting three at defensive end ... Made 32 tackles, including 4.0 TFLs and 1.0 sack ... Earned first letter ... vs. Southern Illinois (9/10): Saw first collegiate action at linebacker and made one tackle ... vs. Georgia (9/24): Made one tackle ... at Fresno State (10/1): Posted three tackles (one solo) ... vs. Alabama (10/15): Finished with two tackles (one solo) ... vs. Arkansas (10/22): Picked up his first career sack ... at Kentucky (11/5): Recorded one solo tackle ... vs. Louisiana Tech (11/12): Made first career start at defensive end, racking up nine solo tackles, including 1.0 TFL, and one forced fumble ... vs. LSU (11/19): Posted four tackles (one solo) ... at Mississippi State (11/26): Recorded a career-high 10 tackles (two solo), including 2.0 TFL--also a career-best.

HIGH SCHOOL: A U.S. Army, Parade, PrepStar and SuperPrep All-America selection ... Listed No. 1 on The Clarion-Ledger’s Top 10 Most Wanted list ... Earned first team All-State honors from The Clarion-Ledger and was a member of the paper’s Dandy Dozen squad ... Named 3A Defensive Player of the Year and first team All-State by the Mississippi Association of Coaches as a senior ... Listed No. 19 on the Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120 ... Rated No. 1 player in Mississippi, the No. 2 inside linebacker in the nation and the No. 21 player overall in the country by Rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 4 middle linebacker and the No. 58 player in the nation by Scout.com ... Listed as the No. 9 middle linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com ... Rated the No. 5 player in Mississippi by SuperPrep ... Selected to the Orlando Sentinel All-Southern first team ... Earned team MVP honors at the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic as a senior ... Collected 149 tackles and two INTs as a senior ... Helped lead squad to 12-1 record and Class 3A state playoffs as a senior ... Posted 151 tackles as a junior ... Coached in high school by Teddy Dyess.

PERSONAL: Son of Chris and Linda Johnson ... Full name is Christopher Jakensly Johnson ... Born: May 23, 1992 ... Criminal justice major ... Expected to graduate in August 2015 ... Made U.M.A.A. Honor Roll for Spring 2015.

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