Sept. 3, 2012
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina corner back Dontavais Johnson added National FCS Defensive Player of the Week honors, as named by The Sports Network, to his impressive list of honors for his three-interception performance last Saturday in a season-opening win over North Carolina A&T.
Earlier Monday, Johnson was named National Defensive Performer of the Week by CollegeFootballPerformance.com, Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Week and the Big South Defensive Player of the Week by CollegeSportsMadness.com.
Johnson entered the season with no career interceptions and just three pass breakups in his first three seasons. All of that changed against North Carolina A&T as the Coastal Carolina senior recorded three interceptions and one pass breakup in the Chanticleers' 29-13 victory. Johnson had two picks in the first half, one leading to a Coastal Carolina touchdown, the other to a Chanticleers field goal and a 17-0 advantage. He added a pass breakup to force an Aggie field goal and sealed the game with a pick on North Carolina A&T's final drive of the game.