Coastal opens up the 2013 campaign on August 31 at South Carolina State.
David Duran, Quinton Davis, Andrae Jacobs, Aramis Hillary and Pat Williams were named captains for 2012
Chanticleers finish in both national polls for first time since 2006
The sophomore from Greenwood tabbed third team All-American
2013 Spring Football: Quinn Backus Interview (March 28)
Coastal Carolina University Football vs. Stony Brook 10-13-12
Coastal Carolina at Georgia
Catawba vs. Coastal - Sept. 10, 2011
2011 (Fr.): Named to the 2011-12 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting a 3.0 GPA for the academic year ... Did not see action in the season opener, but played in each of the final 10 games ... Finished 11th on the team in tackles with 31 ... Named Crons Brand Big South Freshman of the Week for his play at Georgia Sept. 17 ... Saw extended action at linebacker in the second half versus the Bulldogs, recording six tackles (three solo, three assisted) to tie for the third-best tackle total on the team ... Of his six stops, two forced fourth down plays and two others forced a turnover on downs ... Credited with five stops, including his first career TFL, in the VMI win ... Tallied nine tackles and got a fumble recovery at Liberty ... Down one to Presbyterian midway through the fourth, he an Lorenzo Boyles teamed up for a 10-yard sack, forcing a punt (Coastal would score on the ensuing drive to win 15-8).
Prior to Coastal Carolina: One of eight finalist for South Carolina's Mr. Football ... Voted 4A Division II Defensive Player of the Year ... Two-time All-State and All-Region 1-4A selection ... Selected to play in the 74th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and helped the "Sandlappers" to a win by intercepting a pass and returning it 33 yards for a TD ... Named the Lakelands Defensive Player of the Year ... Rated 37th on South Carolina's top 50 high school football prospects ... Led the Eagles to a 13-2 record in 2010 and an appearance in the state championship ... As a senior, logged 141 tackles, 86 solo and 19 for losses, with two interceptions, two forced fumbles, three sacks and scored three times on defense ... In Greenwood's only regular-season loss -- falling to top-ranked Dorman, Backus returned two interceptions for touchdowns ... As a junior, tallied 105 tackles with four interceptions, one forced fumble, five sacks and scored three times on defense ... Coached by Gene Cathcart.
Personal: Son of Darvin and Angela Johnson.