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Belton Johnson

Belton  Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Coffeeville, Miss.

High School:
Coffeeville

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 304

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
07/23/1980

Experience:
4L

2002: Started all 13 games this season at right tackle ... Started 36 consecutive games since 2000 ... Veteran starter of an offensive line that allowed the fewest sacks in the SEC since 1999 with 47 ... The Rebels led the conference in the fewest sacks allowed with 14 ... Ole Miss generated over 350 yards of total offense in 8-of-13 games, including at least 450 yards in four contests ... With 351 points scored by Ole Miss, helped the Rebels top the 300-point mark three straight seasons for the first time in school history ... vs. UL-Monroe (8/31)-Memphis (9/7): Helped pave the way for RB Robert Williams to open the season with back-to-back 100-yard rushing efforts ... Ole Miss gained 180 yards rushing in the season-opening 31-3 win over the Indians and 214 yards on the ground in the 38-16 win over the Tigers ... vs. Arkansas State (10/12): The Rebels rolled up a season-high 508 yards of total offense, including 320 yards passing, in a 52-17 win.

2001: Started all 11 games at right tackle, along side his brother, Marcus, who started all 11 games at right guard ... Earned his third letter ... Helped Ole Miss allow the fewest sacks in the SEC at 10 ... Improved in the spring.

2000: Started all 12 games at right tackle, including the Music City Bowl versus West Virginia, to earn his second letter ... Member of an offensive line that allowed the fewest sacks in the SEC and tied for third in the nation with seven, despite having to use four different starting line-up combinations due to injuries ... Suffered fracture of lower left leg and ankle during first week of spring drills ... Had to undergo ankle surgery ... Ended spring No. 2 at right tackle behind Matt Koon.

1999: Appeared in four games, seeing action against Memphis, Arkansas State, South Carolina and LSU ... Earned his first letter ... 1998: Did not see any action during true freshman season ... Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was an offensive and defensive tackle at Coffeeville High ... Earned four letters ... Rated Best Offensive Tackle honors ... Coached in high school by Perry Lyle.

PERSONAL: Son of Glenda Smith and Belton Johnson ... Born: July 23, 1980 ... Majoring in Art ... Made Dean's Honor Roll in Fall of 2000 and Spring of 2002 ... Made UMAA Honor Roll in Spring of 2000 and in Fall of 2002 ... Made 2001 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

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