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Taiwan Johnson
Taiwan Johnson

#94 Taiwan Johnson

Defensive Lineman | Senior | 6-2 | 284 | Manvel, Texas | Manvel HS

Career Highs
Tackles: 8 vs. Mississippi State (11/21/15)
Tackles For Loss: 3.0 vs. Nicholls State (9/6/14)
Sacks: 2.5 vs. Nicholls State (9/6/14)
QB Hurries: 1 (3x) last at No. 15 TCU (9/10/16)

Career (2012-16)
Played in 41 games with 39 straight starts, the longest active streak on the defense and second-longest on the team … Totaled 87 tackles with 18.0 for loss (-79) and 8.0 sacks (-47) … Added three passes defensed, three fumble recoveries and four quarterback hurries … Recorded a tackle in 22 of his last 26 games … Collected at least one-half sack in six games and multiple sacks once … Registered at least one-half tackle for loss in 16 games.

Senior (2016)
Started all 13 games at defensive tackle … Made 29 tackles with 5.0 for loss and 2.0 sacks … 26 tackles came on rushing plays … Recorded at least one-half tackle for loss in three straight games (Texas A&M to Alabama) and six games overall … vs. Louisiana Tech (Sept. 3): Booked his first sack of the season in the third quarter on a third-and-10 to force a field goal attempt … at No. 15 TCU (Sept. 10):  Applied pressure and forced an ill-advised pass intercepted by Brooks Ellis and returned 47-yards for a touchdown to give Arkansas a 13-0 lead early in the second quarter … Helped the defense pitch a first-half shutout with no red zone chances … It was the first scoreless opening half for TCU in the regular season since 2013 … Finished the night with three tackles … vs. Texas State (Sept. 17): Helped the defense hold the Bobcats to just eight first downs and 105 yards of total offense … vs. No. 10 Texas A&M (Sept. 24): Collected five tackles, the second-most on the season, including one-half tackle for a loss of 3-yards … vs. No. 1 Alabama (Oct. 8): Stopped a run in the backfield for a loss of four yards to mark his third straight game with at least one-half tackle for loss … vs. No. 11 Florida (Nov. 5): Helped the defense hold Florida to just 12-yards rushing … Finished with two tackles, both on rushing plays, including one-half for loss …vs. No. 22 Virginia Tech (Dec. 29): Posted a season-high six stops with 1.5 tackles for loss and his second full sack of the season.

Junior (2015)
Started all 13 games to run his streak to 26 straight … Totaled 28 tackles, including 5.0 for loss and 1.5 sacks … Added one fumble recovery, one quarterback hurry and two pass breakups … Had a tackle in 10 of 13 contests … 28 tackles tied for fourth among Arkansas defensive linemen … Recorded a tackle for loss in three straight games … vs. Mississippi State (Nov. 21): Notched a career-high eight tackles … Recovered a fumble at the 8:59 mark in the third quarter, which set the offense up for a seven play, 35-yard touchdown drive.

Sophomore (2014)
Moved inside to nose guard during fall camp and started in all 13 contests … Posted 26 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks … Registered two fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown … Finished tied for third on the team with 4.5 sacks … vs. Nicholls (Sept. 6): Posted career highs in sacks (2.5) and tackles for loss (3) … at Texas Tech (Sept. 13): Recorded first career fumble recovery in the Razorbacks’ road win … at No. 17 Missouri (Nov. 29): Collected four tackles, all solo, including two for a loss of 17 yards and a sack … vs. Texas (Dec. 29): Recovered a Longhorn fumble for his first career touchdown in Arkansas’ AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl win.

Redshirt Freshman (2013)
Saw action in three games at defensive end … Made collegiate debut in Arkansas’ 34-14 season-opening victory vs. Louisiana … vs. No. 14 South Carolina (Oct. 12): Recorded three tackles.

Freshman (2012)
Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School
Rated as Scout’s 34th-best defensive end in the country and Rivals ranked him as the 37th-best defensive end in the nation and the 59th overall prospect in Texas, while 247Sports tabbed him as the No. 55 prospect in the state … Totaled 86 tackles with 11.0 sacks and one forced fumble as a senior while helping lead the Manvel High School to the Texas 4A Division 2 state championship game … Recorded 61 tackles with 7.0 sacks and one forced fumble his junior season where Manvel advanced to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs bracket … Coached by Kirk Martin … Chose the Razorbacks over Michigan State, Nebraska and Texas A&M.

Born on April 6, 1994 … Son of Taiwan and Dimitria Johnson … Journalism major.

2016 Game-By-Game

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at TCU1/12130.0-00.0-000-00-010
TEXAS ST.1/10110.0-00.0-000-00-000
vs. TAMU1/11450.5-30.0-000-00-000
ALCORN ST.1/10110.5-20.0-000-00-000
at AU1/10220.0-00.0-000-00-000
at MSU1/10000.0-00.0-000-00-000
at MIZZ1/12020.0-00.0-000-00-000
vs. VT1/12461.5-41.0-300-00-000

2015 Game-By-Game

vs TAMU1/11010.0-00.0-000-00-000
at TEN1/10000.0-00.0-000-00-010
at ALA1/12241.5-40.0-000-00-000
at MISS1/10000.0-00.0-000-00-000
at LSU1/10110.0-00.0-000-00-000
vs K-STATE1/12021.0-31.0-300-00-000

2014 Game-By-Game

at AUB1/12131.0-51.0-500-00-010
at TxTECH1/12020.0-00.0-001-00-000
vs TAMU1/10000.0-00.0-000-00-000
at MSU1/11121.0-30.0-000-00-000
at MIZZ1/14042.0-91.0-800-00-000
vs TEX1/10000.0-00.0-001-00-000

2013 Game-By-Game

at FLA
at ALA1/00110.0-00.0-000-00-000
at LSU

Career Stats