Senior Outside Linebacker Chris Johnson Has Overcome Many Obstacles To Become An Anchor Of The Navy Defense
Has started 20-straight games after suffering two season-ending injuries his first two years
At Navy: Postseason honors candidate ... enters the fall as a starter at outside linebacker ... one of Navy's best players on either side of the football ... possesses good football smarts ... has outstanding quickness and strength ... has earned three varsity letters.
2005: Had another stellar season, starting all 12 games and ranking third on the team with 76 tackles ... also had eight sacks and 16 tackles for loss ... had a huge game against Rutgers, making a career-high 13 tackles, including one for a loss ... had an outstanding game against Rice, making nine tackles (three for a loss), recording a sack, breaking up a pass and recovering a fumble ... picked up eight tackles and a sack and broke up two passes against Duke ... registered seven tackles and two sacks against Air Force ... had a big game in the season opener against Maryland, making six stops, including three tackles for a loss and a sack ... made six tackles, including a sack, against Kent State ... was in on five tackles in the loss to Stanford ... picked up five tackles against Colorado State in the Poinsettia Bowl ... had four tackles, including a sack, an interception and a pass break-up against Tulane ... registered four tackles, including one for a loss, against Notre Dame ... recorded four tackles, including three for a loss, and a sack against Army.
2004: Started every game at outside linebacker ... recorded 85 tackles, a team-high 12 tackles for a loss, a team-high five sacks, picked off a pass that he returned for a touchdown, broke up two passes and forced a fumble ... had six tackles and a sack in the season opener against Duke ... was in on nine tackles, assisted on a tackle for a loss and broke up one pass against Northeastern ... was in on five tackles, a tackle for a loss and a sack against Tulsa ... had nine tackles against Vanderbilt ... was in on seven stops against Air Force ... made two tackles against Notre Dame ... contributed 10 tackles, including two tackles for a loss, against Rice ... was in on seven tackles, including a big sack for a loss of 16 yards, against Delaware ... recorded six tackles and a sack against Tulane ... had one of the best games of his young career against Rutgers, recording 10 tackles, three tackles for a loss, a sack, forced a fumble and intercepted a pass and returned it 18 yards for a touchdown ... was in on five tackles and recorded two tackles for a loss against Army ... was in on nine tackles and broke up a pass against New Mexico.
2003: Saw action in every game ... started four of the last-seven contests ... finished his freshman campaign with 53 tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, one sack, one interception, one forced fumble and one pass deflection ... made his collegiate debut against VMI and contributed two tackles ... made one tackle at TCU ... recorded one stop and forced a fumble against Eastern Michigan ... posted a career-high 11 tackles in his first-career start against Air Force ... was in on six tackles and recorded a tackle for a loss in Navy's win at Vanderbilt ... came up with six tackles against Rice ... was in on seven tackles, including a sack, against Delaware ... posted four tackles against Tulane ... was in on six stops and broke up a pass against Notre Dame ... recorded four tackles, intercepted a pass and deflected a pass against Central Michigan ... was in three tackles and a tackle for a loss against Army ... recorded two tackles against Texas Tech.
High School/Personal: Won three letters in football and one in baseball at Estero High School ... football team won region championship his junior year with an 11-2 record ... a two-time all-state selection ... childhood friends with current teammate Matt Hall and Army safety Taylor Justice ... David Willis Mahoney ... Born-9/12/83.