Reserve defensive back who saw his first action as a Blazer in 2008 and increased playing time last season ... provides depth to secondary.
2009: Played in 10 games in secondary and recorded 18 tackles ... also had 1.5 tackles for loss (.5 vs. Texas A&M and one vs. East Carolina) ... recovered one fumble (vs. SMU) ... registered a season-high five tackles against Florida Atlantic ... had three tackles in first two games of season vs. Rice and SMU.
2008: Saw action in 11 games during season with backup duty in secondary as a regular on special teams ... finished season with nine total tackles, including seven solo hits.
2007: Did not see any action for the Blazers.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Shiloh High School in metro-Atlanta area ... earned a pair of Gwinnett County Player of the Month awards while playing for Shiloh ... was tabbed senior captain of team ... coached by Robert Mathews.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 19, 1987 at Atlanta, Ga. ... son of Lisa Johnson and James Smartt ... major is marketing.