Brett Johnson
Brett Johnson

Player Profile
Las Vegas, NV

High School:
Green Valley HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 194




Interdisciplinary Studies

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AFTER CAL: Signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Buffalo Bills on April 24, 2010, before being waved and becoming a member of the Philadelphia Eagles ... had an impressive Pro Day at Memorial Stadium on March 10, 2010, recording the best marks of any Cal player in the vertical jump (school-record 42'6"), broad jump (10'9") and 40-yard dash (4.30).

CAL CAREER: Played in 49 games with 22 starts (21 in the last two years), contributing 107 tackles, three interceptions that he returned for 64 yards, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one blocked kick, 0.5 tackles for loss and eight pass breakups ... also had one punt return for five yards ... returned one of his three career interceptions 43 yards for a touchdown in a 42-7 victory over Colorado State in 2008.

2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): Started 12 of 13 games at safety, recording a career-high 52 tackles to lead all Cal defensive backs, while adding one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery and five PBU ... posted a career-high eight tackles and a forced fumble at Oregon ... had five tackles vs. Oregon State and at Washington ... had a season-high two pass breakups vs. Arizona ... picked up his fumble return at Arizona State.

2008 (Game-By-Game Stats): After learning the ropes as a special teams player for two years, Johnson became a key factor as a starting safety and finished the season with 43 tackles, two interceptions (No. 24-T Pac-10), three pass breakups, a forced fumble and a block ... moved into the starting lineup for game three at Maryland and started nine of the team's last 11 games while playing in 12 contests total ... missed the Big Game vs. Stanford with an injured shoulder but returned to start vs. Washington in the regular season finale ... had the first of his two interceptions at Washington State to set up Cal's final score in the 66-3 win ... also brought a pick back 43 yards for a score to give the Bears a 14-0 first quarter lead vs. Colorado State ... had a career-high-tying seven tackles three times (vs. Arizona State, at USC, at Oregon State) and six on two other occasions (vs. Colorado State, at Arizona) ... blocked a first quarter Michigan State punt that Bryant Nnabuife returned five yards for a touchdown for Cal's first points of the season ... forced a fumble vs. Arizona State on the first drive (third play from line of scrimmage) by the Sun Devils ... recorded two of his three pass breakups in the regular season finale vs. Washington.

2007 (Game-By-Game Stats): Appeared in all 13 games, primarily on special teams ... tallied eight tackles on the year, including five (all solo) in the Armed Forces Bowl victory over Air Force during his first career start (at free safety) ... recorded two tackles against Louisiana Tech and one against Arizona State.

2006 (Game-By-Game Stats): Saw action in the final 11 games of the year on special teams, registering four tackles ... had two tackles at Oregon State and one each vs. Arizona State and UCLA.

2005: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: An impressive athlete who posted high school marks of 39 inches in the vertical jump and 4.55 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... gained All-Region notice by both PrepStar and SuperPrep after hammering opponents for 94 tackles, three interceptions and five forced fumbles as a senior in 2004 ... Rivals tabbed him the No. 21 safety in the country and the No. 2 overall player in the state of Nevada ... selected first-team All-Southern Nevada by the Las Vegas Review-Journal ... listed No. 40 on Scout's West Hot 100 prospect list ... earned All-Sunrise Southeast League accolades as a junior when he bagged 84 tackles and two interceptions ... also a three-year letterwinner in track and field.

PERSONAL: Full name is Brett Alexander Johnson ... born February 27, 1987 ... mother is Regan Johnson ... major is Interdisciplinary Studies.

LAST UPDATED: April 25, 2010