Shane Johnson
Shane  Johnson


Philadelphia, Pa.

High School:
Salisbury (Conn.) School

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 245


Graduated from Coastal Carolina in May 2017 with a degree in communication and he is pursuing a second degree in marketing … A member of the football program’s Team Leadership Council.

2016 (Jr.): Played at stared 10 games … Named the CCU Transition Committee all-conference team … Ranked second on the team with 66 tackles and led the team in tackles twice (Bryant and Hampton) …. Was a game captain for the Bryant contest … Was injured in the first half of the season opener at Lamar and missed the next two games … Named the team’s Defensive MVP for the Bryant game as he had a game-high eight tackles with a pas breakup … Despite his limited action at Lamar, had four tackles … In his return versus Furman, tallied eight tackles with a pass breakup … Had three games with a career-high nine tackles (Charleston Southern, Gardner-Webb and Hampton) … Included in his games with nine stops, had 2.0 TFL versus Charleston Southern, 0.5 TFL at Gardner-Webb and 1.0 TFL versus Hampton … Came down with his first career interception in the Monmouth win … Posted at least a 3.0 GPA for the 2016-17 academic year.

2015: (So.): Played in all 12 games and earned the start in the FCS playoff game versus The Citadel ... Was named a Game MVP by the staff three times -- twice on Defense (Gardner-Webb and The Citadel) and once on Special Teams (Kennesaw State) in the final four weeks as he ended the season with 24 tackles, second-best on the team over the four-game span, including five in wins over Gardner-Webb and Kennesaw State, six at Liberty and eight versus The Citadel ... Overall, had 45 tackles, including six on special teams to rank third-best on the team ... Had five tackles on kick coverage and one on punt coverage at Monmouth -- the only return a CCU opponent attempted in 2015 for no gain .... Also ranked third on the team with 5.0 tackles for loss ... Recorded three tackles for loss in a four-game span, including two sacks (Presbyterian and Gardner-Webb).

2014 (RFr.): Did not participate.

2013 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Was co-Chant Team Defensive Player of the Year with Leroy Cummings ... Tabbed Chant Squad Defensive Player of the Week three times (Elon, VMI and Charlotte).

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Tabbed All-New England by its coaches association ... Named to the NEPSAC (New England Preparatory School Athletic Council) All-Erickson League and the league's Most Outstanding Defensive Player ... Recorded 50 tackles, three interceptions, two caused fumbles and eight quarterback hurries ... Led the Big Red to a 9-0 record and a 29-26 win over Phillips Exeter in the NEPSAC Jack Etter Bowl, thanks to a half sack from Johnson.




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