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Gary Johnson

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Francis Parker

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 175

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
01/23/1981

VILLANOVA

All-Conference Candidate; Moving from cornerback to safety; One of the fastest players on the team; Tough competitor with a great work ethic. 2001: Started all 11 games recording 55 tackles, two tackles for a loss, two interceptions, an Atlantic 10 leading 20 pass break-ups, one forced fumble, and one blocked kick to go with six kickoff returns for 83 yards; Registered five tackles, one interception and one pass break-up versus Colgate; Tallied two tackles, a pass break-up and a blocked punt versus Northeastern; Recorded 13 tackles, one interception and a tackle for a loss at Richmond; Posted one solo stop and four pass break-ups against James Madison; Registered one tackle against New Haven; Posted nine tackles and three kickoff returns for 28 yards at Maine; Recorded six tackles and two pass break-ups versus UMass; Registered seven tackles and two pass break-ups at New Hampshire; Made four tackles and a pass break-up to go with one kickoff return for 33 yards at Hofstra; Made three solo stops, one forced fumble and one pass break-up versus Delaware; Had seven tackles and two pass break-ups at William & Mary. 2000: Set a school record for highest interception return average for a season with 34.7 yards per interception return; Finished tied for the team lead with three interceptions for 104 yards; Tallied 37 total tackles, seven pass break-ups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery; Returned eight kickoffs for 121 yards for an average of 15.1 yards per return; Made six tackles and forced one fumble versus Rutgers; Tallied two assisted tackles and two pass break-ups versus Millersville; Credited with two solo stops against Norfolk State; Returned an interception 68 yards for a touchdown in addition to recording six tackles and two pass break-ups versus Maine; Had four tackles in loss at JMU; Registered a fumble recovery which he returned 18 yards, an interception return for 30 yards and two pass break-ups at Northeastern; Amassed seven tackles against New Hampshire; Tallied six total stops at UMass; Posted one interception, two pass break-ups versus William & Mary; Made three tackles at Delaware. 1999: Carried the ball 13 times for 42 yards (3.2 yards per rush); Tallied four catches for 20 yards; Recorded 13 kickoff returns for 341 yards for an average of 26.2 yards per return; Had five carries for 12 yards versus Penn; Returned two kickoffs for 18 yards in loss to James Madison; Tallied four rushes for 20 yards, four receptions for 21 yards and four kickoffs for 78 yards at William & Mary for a career-high 119 yards of all-purpose offense; Gained nine yards on four carries in win over Northeastern; Returned a kickoff 92 yards to the two-yard line versus Youngstown State; Recorded 128 yards on five kickoffs including a 30-yard return versus Delaware.

FRANCIS PARKER HIGH SCHOOL (SAN DIEGO):

1998: Offensive Player of the year of the Costal League...First team All-Conference as a running back...Division 4 Player of the Year.

PERSONAL:

Liberal Arts major; Son of Lisa Williams; Born 1/23/81 in Waukegan, Ill.

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