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Jovon Johnson
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Jovon Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Erie, PA

High School:
Mercyhurst Prep

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 177

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
11/02/1983

Jovon Johnson's Video Player Profile

Hawk-Items - - Ranks third in career interceptions with 17, one shy of school record . . . led the Big Ten in punt returns (17.4) in all games, and also ranked second in pass break-ups (1.3) and tied for sixth in interceptions (0.3) . . in league games only, ranked first in pass break-ups (1.29), third in punt returns (12.2) and 15th in tackles per game (8.3) . . . 32 career pass break-ups . . . six interceptions in 2003 is most by an Iowa player since 1996 season and ties as the sixth best single-season mark . . . one-of-two true freshmen to play in 2002 . . . one of five seniors selected to 2005 Leadership Council.

2005 Pre-Season Honors - - First team all-Big Ten by rivals.com . . . second team all-Big Ten by Athlon Sports . . . second team all-Big Ten by collegefootballnews.com.

2005 Honors - - Coaches Appreciation Award, defense . . . first team all-Big Ten by league media . . . second team all-Big Ten by league coaches . . . selected to compete in Hula Bowl . . . 2005 - - Listed as first team left cornerback following spring practice . . . scored on a 90-yard punt return vs. Ball State and an 18-yard interception return vs. Northern Iowa for first career touchdowns . . . started at cornerback in opening win over Ball State . . . scored first touchdown of career vs. Ball State, grabbing a quick kick and scoring on a 90-yard punt return, the fourth longest return in school history . . . started at cornerback at Iowa State, recording three solo tackles, one assist and two pass break-ups . . . started at cornerback in win over Northern Iowa . . . collected first interception of the season and returned it 18 yards for a touchdown . . . started at cornerback at Ohio State, recording four solo tackles . . . also had a fumble recovery at OSU, stopping a potential scoring drive . . . fumble recovery as OSU was the first of his career . . . started at cornerback in win over Illinois, recording six solo tackles and four assists . . . second interception of the season came at Iowa two-yardline to stop Illini scoring threat . . . started at cornerback in win at Purdue . . . career-high nine tackles at Purdue, including eight solo stops . . . also had two punt returns for nine yards in taking over punt return duties . . . started at cornerback in win over Indiana . . . recorded career-high 17 tackles vs. the Hoosiers, including 13 solo stops . . . also had two pass break-up and had three punt returns for 54 yards, with a long of 31 yards . . . started at cornerback vs. Michigan, recording five solo tackles and two assisted tackles . . . did not see action at Northwestern due to injury, having starting streak snapped at 33 games . . . started at cornerback in win at Wisconsin at defense held Badgers to 276 yards total offense . . . recorded two solo tackles and three pass break-ups vs. Badgers and also gained 31 yards on three punt returns . . . starter at cornerback in win over Minnesota as defense held top rushing team in the nation to 129 net rushing yards . . . recorded six solo tackles and three assisted tackles vs. Gophers, along with one pass interception, his third of the season, one tackle for loss and two pass break-ups . . . also had one punt return for 16 yards . . . started at cornerback vs. Florida in Outback Bowl . . . recorded three solo tackles and one assist, along with one pass break-up and two yards on one punt return.

2004 Honors - - Honorable mention all-Big Ten . . . Hustle Team Award, defense . . . 2004 - - started all 12 games at cornerback . . . season totals included 41 tackles, including 34 solo tackles and seven assists . . . also recorded four interceptions, three pass break-ups and two forced fumbles . . . started at cornerback in opening win over Kent State . . . recorded three solo tackles as defense held Kent State to -13 rushing yards and 110 yards total offense . . . started at cornerback in win over Iowa State, recording three solo tackles and two pass break-ups . . . started at cornerback at Arizona State, recording two solo tackles . . . started at cornerback at Michigan, recording three solo tackles and a forced fumble . . . started at cornerback in win over Michigan State . . . recorded five solo tackles, one assist and a forced fumble vs. MSU . . . started at cornerback in win over Ohio State as defense held OSU to 177 yards total offense . . . recorded two solo tackles in win over OSU . . . started at cornerback in win at Penn State as defense allowed no offensive points and held PSU to 147 yards total offense . . . recorded first interception of the season midway through the fourth period after PSU had pulled to within two points on intentional safety . . . also had one tackle and one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in win at Illinois, collecting one solo tackle and one assist . . . started at cornerback in win over Purdue . . . recorded seven tackles, matching a career-high with five solo stops . . . started at cornerback in win at Minnesota . . . recorded one solo tackle and his second interception of the season . . . started at cornerback in win over Wisconsin to clinch share of Big Ten title . . . seven tackles, including six solo stops, as defense held Badgers to 186 yards total offense . . . also recorded one tackle for loss and came up with third interception of the season . . . started at cornerback in Capital One Bowl win over LSU . . . recorded three solo tackles and one assist . . . his interception and seven-yard return in the third period led to an Iowa field goal in the 30-25 victory.

2003 Honors - - Big Ten Conference co-Defensive Player of the Week vs. Miami, OH . . . 2003 - - started all 13 games at left cornerback . . . recorded two interceptions in opening win over Miami, including a theft and 20-yard return to the Miami one-yardline just before halftime to set up Iowa touchdown . . . second interception came in the Iowa endzone to stop a Miami scoring threat . . . also recorded three solo tackles, two assists and three pass break-ups while earning co-Player of the Week honors . . . recorded one tackle in win over Buffalo . . . had four solo tackles and one assist in win at Iowa State . . . recorded five solo tackles and two pass break-ups in win over Arizona State . . . had one interception and a 14 yard return vs. ASU, stopping a scoring threat with his theft in the endzone . . . recorded three solo tackles and two assists, including one tackle for loss, at Michigan State . . . recorded one solo tackle in win over Michigan before leaving early in the game with an injury . . . recorded two solo tackles and two assists at Ohio State before leaving the game in the second half due to injury . . . recorded one tackle and three pass break-ups in win over Penn State . . . recorded three solo tackles and three assists in win over Illinois . . . recorded one solo tackle at Purdue . . . recorded three solo tackles and three pass break-ups in win over Minnesota . . . had an eight-yard return after collecting his team-leading fourth interception of the year and eighth of his career . . . recorded one solo tackle, one assist and two pass break-ups in win at Wisconsin . . . his second quarter interception and 39-yard return set up Iowa's second touchdown of the game as Hawkeyes rallied from a 21-7 deficit to win 27-21 . . . recorded three solo tackles, three pass break-ups and one interception in Outback Bowl win over Florida.

2002 Honors - - first team Freshman all-Big Ten by The Sporting News . . . honorable mention Freshman all-America by Rivals.com . . . 2002 - - saw action in all 13 games, with first career start coming in win over Northwestern . . . tied for team lead with four interceptions . . . two solo tackles and first career interception in win over Akron, recording a 38-yard return . . . two solo tackles and two assists in win at Miami . . . three solo tackles vs. Iowa State . . . three solo tackles and two assists in win over Utah State, including one tackle for loss and one pass break-up . . . three solo tackles and a pass break-up in win at Penn State . . . second interception of the season came at Penn State and he had a 33 yard return to the PSU one-yardline . . . one tackle and a pass break-up in win over Purdue . . . recorded one solo tackle in win over Michigan State . . . saw action on special teams in win at Indiana, but had no statistics . . . one solo tackle in win at Michigan as defense held Wolverines to 149 passing yards and 171 yards total offense . . . one solo tackle and two assists in win over Wisconsin, along with third pass interception of the season . . . saw fulltime action in the second half due to D.J. Johnson injury and helped defense hold Badgers to 78 rushing yards and 215 yards total offense . . . started for the first time in win over Northwestern and recorded five solo tackles . . . started in win at Minnesota, collecting one solo tackle, two assists, one forced fumble and a pass interception . . . saw action vs. Southern Cal in Orange Bowl but had no statistics.

High school honors - - Played quarterback and defensive back as a prep . . . named first-team all-conference as a senior . . . honorable mention all-state as a junior . . . captained team his junior and senior years while being named team MVP . . . named conference Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore and Offensive Player of the Year as a junior.

Personal - - Born 11/2/83 . . . health & sport studies major . . . parents are Sandra Jordan and Joseph Johnson . . . one of two players from Erie on Iowa roster . . . named to prep scholastic honor roll as a freshman and sophomore . . . high school coach was Jeff Nichols.

Johnson's Collegiate Stats

Defense Solo Ast. Total T/Loss Sacks Int/Yds. PBU FF RF
Freshman 23 8 31 1/1 0/0 4-71 2 1 0
Sophomore 30 12 42 2/4 0/0 6-81 16 0 0
Junior 34 7 41 1/2 0/0 4-13 3 2 0
Senior 51 16 68 1/5 0/0 3-18 11 0 1
Career 138 43 181 5/12 0/0 17-183 32 3 1
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