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Duke Football BIO
42 Dezmond Johnson
2014: Charted as a starting defensive end ... most experienced member of a Duke defensive front that features seven members with 600+ career snaps of experience ... one of four redshirt seniors in Duke’s defensive line unit, joining DT Jamal Bruce, DE Jordan DeWalt-Ondijo and DT Jamal Wallace ... one of four members of the defensive line with 900+ snaps of experience including Bruce (960), DeWalt-Ondijo (927) and DE Kyler Brown (914) ... with unique combination of size, strength and speed, possesses the physical tools to make a significant impact on Duke’s defensive success ... in 38 career games (6 starts), has 65 tackles, 11.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 quarterback sacks, two fumble recoveries, one PBU and nine QB pressures ... has played 1,198 career snaps ... has 12 career games with 3+ tackles including a career-best outing of seven stops against Clemson in 2012 ... among active Blue Devils, ranks second in tackles for loss, second in QB pressures, tied for second in fumble recoveries and third in quarterback sacks ... in the program’s post-spring strength and conditioning evaluation, led the DE group in back squat lift at 450 pounds ... had four tackles including two quarterback sacks in the annual Spring Game ... part of a trio of three-time Academic All-ACC selections on the Duke roster, joining LB David Helton and OG Laken Tomlinson.

2013: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in all 14 games ... carded 22 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 quarterback sack, two fumble recoveries, one PBU and four QB pressures ... had a season-high four tackles in the win over Navy ... against Troy, posted two tackles for loss including one sack ... fumble recoveries came in each of the first two weeks of the year in victories over N.C. Central and Memphis ... had 2+ tackles in eight games ... on the field for 452 snaps.

2012: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in 12 games with four starts ... missed the North Carolina week due to injury ... starting assignments came against N.C. Central, Memphis, Wake Forest and Virginia ... finished the year with 23 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks and three QB pressures ... posted a season-high seven tackles against Clemson ... had five total games with 3+ tackles ... sacks came against FIU, N.C. Central and Clemson ... on the field for 377 total plays including a season-high 60 snaps at Wake Forest.

2011: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in all 12 games with two starts ... received starting assignments against Georgia Tech and North Carolina ... posted 20 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 quarterback sack and two QB pressures on the year ... had a season-high four tackles at Virginia ... logged three tackles including 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack versus Wake Forest ... also had three stops against FIU and Georgia Tech ... on the field for 369 total snaps including a season-high 59 at North Carolina.

2010: Did not see game action.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Lettered two seasons at Overton Comprehensive High School under coach Terry Anderson ... tabbed as the 15th-top overall prospect in Tennessee by Rivals.com ... All-Dixie Region choice by SuperPrep ... helped team to an 8-4 record and state playoff berth in 2009 ... as a senior, posted 71 tackles, 18 quarterback sacks and three fumble recoveries ... earned Defensive MVP honors from the Metro Coaches Association ... tabbed District 12-AAA Most Valuable Defensive Lineman following senior season ... named to the 2009 Dream Team by The Tennessean ... carded 64 tackles with 10 sacks in junior campaign ... received all-region honors as a junior ... also lettered in basketball ... named all-district on the hardwood ... participated in the second annual Toyota Tennessee All-Star Classic on December 12, 2009 in Jefferson City, Tenn., helping the West squad to a 16-13 win.

PERSONAL: Son of Carol and Joe Johnson ... born March 11, 1992 ... graduated from Duke on May 11, 2014 with a degree in cultural anthropology ... pursuing a graduate degree in Christian studies.

Dezmond Johnson's Career Stats
Year G/GS Solo Ast Total TFL QBS INT PBU CF FR QBH
2011 12/2 6 14 20 3.0-11 1.0-5 0 0 0 0 2
2012  12/4  10  13  23  5.5-25  3.0-11  0  0  0  0  3
2013 14/0 8 14 22 2.5-6 1.0-3 0 1 0 2 4
Total 38/6 24 41 65 11.0-42 5.0-19 0 1 0 2 9

2011 Game Log
Opponent Solo Ast Total TFL QBS INT PBU CF FR QBH
Richmond 0 2 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0
Stanford 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0
Boston College 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0
Tulane 0 2 2 0.5-2 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0
FIU 1 2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0
Florida State 0 1 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0
Wake Forest 2 1 3 2.0-8 1.0-5 0 0 0 0 1
Virginia Tech 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0
Miami 0 0 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 1 3 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0
Georgia Tech 1 2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
North Carolina 0 1 1 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 1

2012 Game Log
Opponent Solo Ast Total TFL QBS INT PBU CF FR QBH
FIU  1  3  4  1.0-3  1.0-3  0  0  0  0  0
Stanford  0  1  1  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
N.C. Central  2  2  4  1.5-8  1.0-6  0  0  0  0  0
Memphis  1  2  3  1.0-3  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  1
Wake Forest  2  1  3  1.0-9  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  1
Virginia  0  0  0  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  1
Virginia Tech  0  1  1  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
North Carolina    -- DNP --                
Florida State  0  0  0  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
Clemson  4  3  7  1.0-2  1.0-2  0  0  0  0  0
Georgia Tech  0  0  0  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
Miami  0  0  0  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
Cincinnati  0  0  0  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0

2013 Game Log
Opponent Solo Ast Total TFL QBS INT PBU CF FR QBH
N.C. Central  0  3  3  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  1  0
Memphis  0  0  0  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  1  0
Georgia Tech  0  0  0  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
Pitt  1  2  3  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
Troy  2  0  2  2.0-6  1.0-3  0  0  0  0  0
Navy  2  2  4  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  1  0  0  0
Virginia  0  2  2  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
Virginia Tech  0  2  2  0.5-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
NC State  0  1  1  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
Miami  1  0  1  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  2
Wake Forest  0  0  0  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
North Carolina  1  1  2  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  1
Florida State  1  1  2  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  1
Texas A&M  0  0  0  0.0-0  0.0-0  0  0  0  0  0
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 260
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Nashville, Tenn.
High School: Overton Comprehensive
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