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James Johnson
Player Profile

Camp Springs, Md.

High School:
Bishop McNamara H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 188


WORTH NOTING: Competing for playing time at wide receiver in 2000 ... missed last season due to injury and was red-shirted ... one of three true freshmen (along with Jermaine Lauzon and George Stanley) to see action for the Cavaliers in 1998 ... had four catches for 57 yards in the 2000 spring game ... caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from Matt Schaub in the fourth quarter.

AT VIRGINIA: 1999 - Red-shirted ... did not play in a game ... dressed but did not play against Florida State.
1998 - Played in 10 regular season games, missing the N.C. State contest, and against Georgia in the Peach Bowl ... saw action as a reserve wide receiver and on several special teams, including the kickoff team ... caught three passes for 25 yards ... career-long 15-yard reception from Dan Ellis against San Jose State was the second catch of his career ... had a two-yard reception vs. Duke and an eight-yard catch vs. Florida State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterman at Bishop McNamara High School for head coach Chip Armstrong ... also earned one letter at Gwynn Park High School as a freshman in 1994 ... played wide receiver and defensive back at Bishop McNamara ... as a senior, caught 45 passes for 782 yards and a school-record 11 touchdowns ... defensively, he was in on 56 tackles, including two quarterback sacks, intercepted eight passes and recovered four fumbles ... as a junior, had 28 receptions for 572 yards and eight touchdowns ... was in on 49 tackles, including two quarterback sacks ... also had eight interceptions and recovered three fumbles ... received Conny Oliver Award as the team's outstanding junior athlete ... as a sophomore, caught 19 passes for 386 yards and three touchdowns ... was in on 36 tackles, intercepted three passes and recovered two fumbles ... intercepted 10 passes as a freshman, setting a record at Gywnn Park ... caught 92 passes for 1,740 yards and 22 touchdowns during his three-year career at Bishop McNamara ... his career statistics defensively at Bishop McNamara include 141 total tackles, four quarterback sacks, 19 interceptions and nine fumble recoveries ... also returned punts and kickoffs ... named All-American by Prep Star and National Blue Chip magazines ... earned All-State honors ... selected All-Metro by the Washington Post and All-County by the Prince Georges Journal.

PERSONAL: James Weldon Johnson ... born 1-20-80 in Washington, D.C. ... son of Ernest and the late Brenda Johnson ... selected to Who's Who Among American High School Students ... Honor Roll student ... member of the Sentinel Club ... youth basketball camp volunteer.

Johnson Receiving

Year Games Receptions Yards Yards/Catch Long TD Catch/Game
1998 10 3 25 8.3 15 0 0.3


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