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Travis Johnson

Travis  Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Shannon, Miss.

High School:
High

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 191

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
06/22/1982

Experience:
4L

Career: Made 40 career starts at cornerback ... His 10 career interceptions is tied for eighth most all time at Ole Miss ... Scored three career defensive TDs (two by interception and one by fumble recovery).

2005: Played in and started 10 games ... Tied for second in the SEC in forced fumbles with three ... Credited with 34 tackles (27 solo) with three TFLs, five pass break-ups, an interception and a fumble recovery ... Helped the Rebel defense finish the regular season 15th in the nation in pass defense, 27th in total defense and 32nd in scoring defense ... Received fourth letter ... at Memphis (9/5): Recored three tackles with a TFL ... at Vanderbilt (9/17): Registered five solo stops and forced a fumble ... vs. Wyoming (9/24): Posted four tackles and a pass break up ... at Tennessee (10/1): Totaled three solo stops and a pass defended ... vs. Citadel (10/8): Notched two solos stops, a TFL and his 10th career interception ... Also recovered a fumble for a 16 yard TD return ... Named Rebel Quarterback Defensive Player of the Week ... vs. Alabama (10/15): Made five stops, including one TFL, a forced fumble and a pass defended ... vs. Kentucky (10/22): Posted three tackles, a forced fumble and a pass break up ... at Auburn (10/29): Made one assisted tackle ... vs. LSU (11/19): Recorded two stops and a pass defended ... at Mississippi State (11/26): Managed three solos stops ... Named second team preseason All SEC by the Coaches and Athlon ... Picked First team All SEC Phil Steele's College Football Preview ... Spring 2005: Had an outstanding spring while picking up the new system and being a leader in the secondary ...

2004: Appeared in 10-of-11 games, making nine starts at left cornerback ... Did not see action at Wyoming (9/25) ... Earned his third letter ... Tied for the team lead with 13 pass deflections and also interceped two passes ... Led the SEC in passes defensed, averaging 1.50 per game ... Credited with 33 tackles (30 solo), including one QB sack (-10 yards) ... Also had one fumble recovery and one forced fumble ... vs. Vanderbilt (9/18): Recorded five solo tackles and tallied one pass deflection ... vs. Arkansas State (10/2): Had four solo stops, including one sack (-10 yards), and one pass deflection ... at South Carolina (10/9): Credited with a season-high six solo stops and three pass deflections ... vs. Auburn (10/30): Recorded three solo stops ... Intercepted his first pass of the season, picking off a pass in the end zone to stop a Tiger scoring drive ... at Arkansas (11/13): Credited with one assisted tackle and two pass deflections ... at LSU (11/20): Tallied five stops (three solo) and was credited with two pass deflections ... vs. Mississippi State (11/27): Recorded three solo tackles and was credited with one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and a pass deflection ... Also intercepted a pass and returned it 10 yards to the Mississippi State 42-yard line to set-up Jonathan Nichols' 22-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring in the 20-3 win ... Spring 2004: Named first team 2004 preseason All-SEC by Athlon and was a third team selection by Phil Steele's College Football Review.

2003: Honorable mention All-SEC selection by The Associated Press ... Appeared in 11-of-13 games, starting the last 11 games at left cornerback ... Did not play in the season opener at Vanderbilt (8/30) or at Memphis (9/6) ... Recorded 46 stops (40 solo), including 2.0 TFLs (-10 yards) and one QB sack (-10 yards) ... Tied for the team lead in interceptions (4) and ranked fourth in the SEC in interceptions per game (0.36) ... Returned interceptions for scores against Louisiana-Monroe (9/13) and LSU (11/22) ... Led team in pass deflections (14) and passes defensed (18) ... Earned his second letter ... vs. Louisiana-Monroe (9/13): Credited with six tackles (five solo) and recorded his first career sack ... Intercepted his first pass of the season in the third quarter and returned it 45 yards for a score to extend the Rebels' lead to 38-7 during the 59-14 win ... Also had one pass deflection ... Named Quarterback Club Defensive Player of the Week ... vs. Texas Tech (9/27): Had five tackles (four solo) and set a career high with three passes defensed ... vs. Alabama (10/18): Recorded seven tackles (six solo) and had an interception ... Returned his interception 11 yards to the Alabama 23 and on the next play, Eli Manning connected with Taye Biddle for a 23-yard TD pass to give the Rebels a 10-0 lead en route to a 43-28 win over the Crimson Tide ... vs. Arkansas (10/25): Credited with one solo tackle ... Also had one interception and was credited with three pass defensed for a career-high four passes defensed ... Named Quarterback Club Trench Player of the Week ... vs. LSU (11/22): Recorded a career-high eight stops (seven solo) ... Intercepted a pass on LSU's first offensive play and returned it six yards for a score ... Named Defensive Player of the Week by the Quarterback Club ... Cotton Bowl (1/2): Led Ole Miss with 11 solo stops in the 31-28 win over Oklahoma State ... Spring 2003: Had five tackles in Red-Blue spring game, including one QB sack for a minus five yards.

2002: Named to 2002 Coaches and Knoxville News-Sentinel SEC All-Freshman Teams ... Also earned Freshman All-SEC Team accolades from The Sporting News ... Appeared in all 13 games, starting the last nine at right cornerback ... Made his first career start against Florida (10/5) ... Earned his first letter ... Made 47 tackles (38 solo), including one TFL for -2 yards ... Intercepted three passes and led the team with six pass deflections ... Recovered two fumbles and was credited with one forced fumble ... vs. UL-Monroe (8/31): Credited with two solo tackles, including one TFL for -2 yards, in his first career action ... vs. Memphis (9/7): Recorded three solo tackles on punt coverage ... vs. Vanderbilt (9/21): Registered four tackles (three solo), a forced fumble and one pass deflection ... vs. Florida (10/5): In his first career start, had six solo stops ... Recorded first career interception in the first quarter to thwart a possible scoring drive ... Also had one pass deflection in the 17-14 upset of the No. 6 Gators ... vs. Auburn (11/2): Credited with a career-high seven hits (five solo) and had one pass deflection ... at Georgia (11/9): Registered four tackles (three solo) and recovered his first career fumble ... at LSU (11/23): Tallied two stops (one solo) and one pass deflection ... Recovered a fumble at the LSU 24 in the third quarter to set up Jonathan Nichols' 39-yard FG to give Ole Miss a 13-7 lead ... vs. Mississippi State (11/28): Had five tackles (three solo) ... Intercepted a Kevin Fant pass at the Mississippi State 25 in the fourth quarter, returning it 21 yards to the Bulldog 4 and setting up Ole Miss' final touchdown, a one-yard Eli Manning sneak, in the 24-12 win ... Independence Bowl (12/27): Credited with four tackles (three solo) in the Rebels' 27-23 win over Nebraska ... Intercepted Jamaal Lord's desperation pass on the 15-yard line as time expired to secure the win ... Spring 2002: Had seven tackles, recovered one fumble, and broke up one pass in Red-Blue game.

2001: Did not see action and was redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A first team All-State defensive back selection of The Clarion-Ledger as well as a Class 3A first team All-State pick of the Mississippi Association of Coaches ... Member of The Clarion-Ledger Top 40 list ... Named to All-Region team by the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal as well as Lee County Player of the Year ... Selected to play in the 2001 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic in Mobile, Ala. ... Rates as one of the best pure athletes to ever play at Shannon High and helped the Red Raiders to a 12-1 record during senior season ... On defense, started every game at free safety as a senior ... Also started at wide receiver before being switched to quarterback for the last four games when regular starter Ken Topps broke a leg ... Caught 36 passes for 691 yards and 10 TDs through nine games before the move to quarterback ... Completed 18-of-31 passes for 276 yards and two TDs ... In the last four games at QB, ran for over 100 yards in each game, ending with 426 ... On special teams, returned three kickoffs and one punt return for TDs ... As a sophomore, led the state in pass interceptions with 11 ... Coached in high school by Mike Scott ... Earned letters in football, basketball, baseball, and track ... Averaged over 23 points in basketball, drew professional scout attention in baseball as a pitcher-shortstop, and ran the sprints in track.

PERSONAL: Son of Carrie Caradine ... Full name is Travis Treymane Johnson ... Born: June 22, 1982 ... Majoring in Sociology.

JOHNSON'S CAREER STATISTICS
--DEFENSE--

Year G-S UT AT TT TFL-YDS Sacks-Yds CF FR PD PRES INT BLK
2002 13-9 38 9 47 1.0-2 0-0 1 2 9 0 3 0
2003 11-11 40 6 46 2.0-10 1.0-9 0 0 18 0 4 0
2004 10-10 30 3 33 1.0-10 1.0-10 1 1 15 0 2 0
2005 10-10 27 7 34 3.0-5 0-0 3 1 6 0 1 0
TOTALS 44-40 135 25 160 7.0-27 2.0-19 5 4 48 0 10 0

JOHNSON'S CAREER HIGHS
TACKLES: 11, vs. Oklahoma State (1/2/2004)
SOLO TACKLES: 11, vs. Oklahoma State (1/2/04
QB SACKS: 1.0, twice, vs. Louisiana-Monroe (9/13/03) and vs. Arkansas State (10/2/04)
TFLs: 1.0, 7x, MR: vs. Alabama (10/15/05)
INTERCEPTIONS: 1, 9x, MR: vs. Mississippi State (11/27/04)
PASSES DEFENSED: 4, vs. Arkansas (10/25/03)

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