UCLA -- Chris figures to add depth at offensive tackle this season ... Possesses the quickness and toughness for the position and made good progress during the latter stages of Spring Practice ... Needs experience at the position, having switched from defense last season while redshirting.
2005 -- Did not appear in a game during his second season in the program and has three seasons of eligibility remaining ... Made a smooth transition from defense to offense during practice.
2004 -- Appeared in each of the last nine games at defensive tackle ... Played 30 defensive snaps against Wyoming, 22 vs. Stanford and 19 against Washington State ... Made his debut at tackle versus San Diego State ... Against Stanford, he made two tackles ... Johnson had one tackle against Washington State and USC ... Recorded a sack in the Las Vegas Bowl.
HIGH SCHOOL -- Played four seasons (two at defensive tackle and two at defensive end) for coach J.T. Curtis at John Curtis Christian HS in River Ridge, LA ... Two-star prospect by TheInsiders.com ... PrepStar All-Region selection ... Named honorable mention All-State ... Also earned All-District and All-East Bank honors ... Credited with 102 tackles, including 63 solos ... Registered 11 sacks and seven hurries ... Had nine hits behind the line of scrimmage and recovered one fumble ... Also lettered two seasons for track coach Preston Curtis ... Competed in the discus and shot put.
PERSONAL -- Full Name: Christopher Brandon Johnson ... Born: November 26, 1985 in New Orleans, LA ... Parents: Harry and Colleen Johnson ... Has two sisters, Tiffany and Christina ... Biggest thrill in sports was playing in three state championship games in the Superdome ... Hobbies include PlayStation and traveling ... Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2004 and Spring 2005 ... Psychology major.
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