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      Marsalous Johnson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Smyrna, Tenn.

High School:
Smyrna

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 184

Position:
DB

Major:
Legal Studies

TENNESSEE TRIVIA - Named 2007 Andy Spiva Award winner, given to the most improved defensive player in UT's spring practice. CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 35/11

2009 - Games/Starts: 9/2 ... Saw action in nine games and totaled nine tackles ... Started season opener against Western Kentucky and regular season finale at Kentucky ... Recorded sack against South Carolina ... Also broke up three passes on season.

2008 - Games/Starts: 11/2 ... Tied for fifth on team with three pass breakups ... Had deflections against UCLA, UAB and Mississippi State ... Equaled second best tackle day of career with five stops against Wyoming ... Two tackles each against UCLA and UAB ... Played in every game except finale against Kentucky.

2007 - Games/Starts: 7/7 ... Started season's first seven games at right cornerback before knee injury at Alabama forced him to miss remainder of season ... In first career start, career-high four tackles against California ... Recorded two tackles and two PBUs against Southern Miss ... Added four tackles at Florida ... Returned first career interception 28 yards against Arkansas State ... Five tackles and PBU against Mississippi State ... Career-high eight tackles against Alabama before suffering knee injury.

2006 - Games/Starts: 8/0 ... One tackle against Georgia in season debut ... Returned two kickoffs for 40 yards against South Carolina to go with one tackle ... Returned one kickoff for 15 yards against Arkansas ... Had two kickoff returns for 28 yards against Vanderbilt.

2005 - Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL - Twice named All-State and All-Region ... Rushed for more than 1,500 yards and had 500 receiving yards as junior in 2003 ... Also nabbed six interceptions as junior defensive back ... Three-year starter at cornerback ... On offense, two-year starter at tailback after starting as wide receiver sophomore year ... Played basketball as sophomore ... Speedster on track and field squad set personal bests and high school records of 10.4 in 100M, and 21.8 in 200M and 50.0 in 400M.

COACH AT SMYRNA HIGH SCHOOL - Philip Shadowens.

BORN - June 22, 1986.

MARSALOUS JOHNSON CAREER STATISTICS
DEFENSE SACKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH
YEARG UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE
2006 8 2 0 2 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0/0 1-2x
2007 7 14 11 25 0/0 0/0 0 0 5 1/28 8-Ala
2008 11 8 3 11 0/0 0/0 0 0 3 0/0 5-Wyo

Totals 26 24 14 38 0/0 0/0 0 0 8 1/28 8-Ala
Johnson has five career kickoff returns for 83 yards (long of 21 at South Carolina 2006).
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