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#11 Jonathan Johnson
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 235
Year: Junior
Hometown: Pittsburg, PA
High School: Pierce College/Snow College/Woodland Hills HS
Experience: Junior College
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Johnson was one of three players along with early high school graduate freshman Devante Downs and fellow junior college transfer Trevor Kelly who were mid-year enrollees and participated with Cal during its 2014 spring practices. Johnson came to Cal after earning Southern California Football Association American Division Pacific Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors as a sophomore in 2013 at Pierce College when he led his squad and ranked third in the SFCA’s American Division with 7.0 sacks (-38 yards) and tied for second on the club with 10.0 tackles for loss (-43 yards). Johnson is expected to contribute to the defensive line early in his Cal career and is listed in the No. 3 position at one defensive end spot on the 2014 preseason depth chart.
 
Junior (2014)
► Listed in the No. 3 position at one defensive end spot on the preseason depth chart
► One of three players along with early high school graduate freshman Devante Downs and fellow junior college transfer Trevor Kelly who were mid-year enrollees and participated with the team during its spring practices
► Had one tackle in the spring game

Pierce College (2012-13)
► Earned Southern California Football Association American Division Pacific Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors as a sophomore in 2013
► Led his 2013 squad and ranked third in the SCFA’s American Division with 7.0 sacks (-38 yards) and tied for second on the club with 10.0 tackles for loss (-43 yards)
► Added 34 tackles in 2013 to lead all of the team’s defensive lineman as well as one fumble recovery and one pass breakup for a team that won the American Bowl, finished 9-2 overall and 6-1 in conference play while leading the SCFA in both total defense (291.8 ypg) and scoring defense (20.5 ppg)
► Used a medical redshirt in 2012 due to injury

Snow College (2011)
► Played in two games as a 2011 freshman, recording four tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss (-34 yards), 3.0 sacks (-30 yards) and one forced fumble

Woodland Hills HS (Class of 2011)
► Earned WPIAL AAA All-Big East League honors as a 2010 senior when he recorded 16.0 sacks to break a school record
► Team combined for a 21-6 mark over his final two campaigns from 2009-10 and finished among the state’s MaxPreps top 10 both seasons at No. 3 as a 2009 junior and No. 10 as a 2010, adding a WPIAL AAA Big East title during his junior season

Recruiting Rankings (Junior College Class of 2014)
► A three-star recruit according to 247Sports, 247Sports Composite, ESPN, Rivals and Scout
► Listed among the nation’s top overall junior college players by 247Sports Composite (No. 108) and 247Sports (No. 135)
► Listed among the nation’s top junior college weak-side defensive ends by 247Sports Composite (No. 6) and 247Sports (No. 8), as well as the top defensive ends by ESPN (No. 10)
► 247Sports Composite (No. 27) and 247Sports (No. 37) had him among the top junior college players overall in California
► Received an 85 grade from 247Sports, while 247Sports Composite had him at 0.8464, ESPN at 77 and Rivals at 5.5

Other
► Full name is Jonathan Leander Johnson
► Born July 10, 1993
► Mother is Cheryl Johnson
► Intended major is interdisciplinary studies

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