5 Corey Johnson
CBS College Sports: Navy athlete Corey Johnson leaves basketball behind to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a collegiate football player
At Navy: Enters the fall battling Ram Vela for the starting job at one of the outside linebacker spots ... has made an impressive transition from basketball to football over the past two seasons ... was a three-year starter on the basketball team before deciding to play football ... his 139-career steals on the hardwood rank sixth all-time at Navy ... has good size and speed ... before last fall, he had not played football since his senior year in high school ... has earned three varsity letters in basketball and one in football.
2007: Played in all 13 games ... racked up 20 tackles and a pass breakup on the year ... saw first action of his career with the football team at Temple, playing in eight snaps ... produced a special teams tackle against Duke ... came up with two stops on kick coverage against Air Force ... delivered a tackle on kickoff coverage at Pittsburgh ... provided a kickoff coverage stop against Wake Forest ... made three tackles on special teams against Delaware ... came up with a solo tackle against Notre Dame on kickoff coverage ... saw significant action on defense at North Texas ... racked up five tackles against the Mean Green ... delivered four tackles and broke up a pass against Northern Illinois ... was in on two tackles against Utah in the Poinsettia Bowl.
2006-07: Started all 30 games at point guard, averaging 28.8 minutes per game ... contributed 5.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg and 2.5 apg, while shooting 41.5 percent from the field.
2005-06: Overcame an injury-plagued season to rank fourth on the team in scoring at 9.5 ppg while playing in 19 games, drawing 18 starts ... also ranked third on the team in rebounding average (4.1) and his 33 steals and 56 assists were second and third on the team, respectively ... reached double-digits in scoring 10 times, including six of the first seven games he played.
2004-05: One of two Navy players to be named to the 2005 Patriot League Men's Basketball All-Rookie Team ... the recipient of the Rear Adm. Ronald Marryott Award (Most Valuable Player) ... a starter in 27-of-28 games ... was Navy's top assist giver (3.1 apg) and the team leader in steals (2.0 spg) ... was fourth on the squad in scoring, averaging 9.6 points per outing ... ranked among the Patriot League's top 10 in three categories - steals (second), assists (sixth) and assist-to-turnover ratio (sixth, 0.79) ... led the league's freshmen in assists and steals and was the second-leading scorer among the Patriot League freshman class ... became only the 14th player in Naval Academy history to score 200 points as a freshman ... ranked sixth on the Mids' all-time freshman scoring list with 269 points ... set the Navy single-season record for steals (32) in Patriot League competition.
High School / Personal: A four-year letterwinner in basketball and football at Highland High School ... member of the 2003 Madison County Basketball Championship team ... led his high school football team to the 2001 conference championship ... garnered MVP basketball honors his junior and senior seasons and was named honorable mention all-state ... earned all-state kudos in football as a junior and senior ... also earned team MVP recognition in both seasons ... father, George, is a basketball official at both the high school and collegiate level ... Corey Michael Lee Johnson ... Born-1/14/85.