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  Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson

Player Profile

Seattle, Washington

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185



At Stanford: Stanford's most experienced cornerback, Chris has started the last 16 games at cornerback in 1997 and '98 ... He has started 19 games in his career ... Fifth-year senior ... Possess good speed, quickness and cover skills ... Has become more consistent in his play ... Fundamentally sound cornerback ... In the last two seasons, Chris has registered 114 tackles from his cornerback position ... A key component to the Cardinal's defensive secondary.

The 1998 Season: Started all 11 games at left cornerback ... Finished fourth on the team with 66 total tackles, including 48 unassisted ... He also accounted for four tackles-for-loss and four pass break-ups ... Recorded a season-high 11 tackles, 10 of which were unassisted, and one tackle-for-loss against Notre Dame ... Had nine unassisted tackles vs. UCLA.

The 1997 Season: Was expected to play a backup role in 1997, but after injuries in the secondary early in the season, Chris was moved into a more prominent role ... He wound up starting six games at cornerback, including the last five ... Shared one cornerback position with Frank Primus ... Led the team with three interceptions and eight pass breakups ... Also had 48 total tackles, sixth best on the team ... Recorded interceptions in the season opener vs. San Jose State, at Arizona and at USC ... Against the Spartans, he had seven unassisted tackles, one interception and two pass break ups ... Registered a career-high eight tackles, including one tackle-for-loss, in the Big Game vs. Cal ... He had three pass break ups and four tackles against UCLA and two pass break ups, one interception and four tackles at USC ... He had five tackles and an interception at Arizona and five tackles vs. Arizona State.

The 1996 Season: A reserve cornerback who saw limited playing time ... Accounted for one tackle.

The 1995 Season: Redshirted the '95 season.

In High School: Despite playing just one season of high school football, Chris emerged in 1994 as a top-flight cornerback and one of the best recruits in the Northwest ... He started at both quarterback and cornerback at O'Dea High School in 1994 ... He led his team to a perfect 13-0 record and a state championship ... He was named First-Team All-Metro as a quarterback and Second-Team All-Metro as a cornerback ... He threw for 670 yards and five TDs and rushed for 356 yards and 14 touchdowns as a QB ... Had two interceptions as a cornerback ... Max Emfinger named him to his "Red Chips" team ... Played basketball and ran track ... Played four years of basketball, three on the varsity ... Helped his team win the state title as a sophomore and place third in the state as a junior ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Nominated for the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholarship.

Personal Information: Economics major ... His father, Bob, was an assistant basketball coach at the University of Washington for 10 years under Marv Harshman ... His cousin, Denton, played football at UW.

Johnson's Career Statistics

                   Sack/  TFL/
Year    UT  AT  TT  Yds   Yds   Int
1996     1   0   1  0/0   0/0    0
1997    44   4  48  0/0   1/1    3
1998    48  18  66  0/0   4/10   0
Totals  93  22 115  0/0   5/11   3