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#18 James Johnson
Position: Safety
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Upland, Calif.
High School: Upland
Experience: Redshirt


  • Young player with great potential that adds depth to the secondary.
  • Has the ability to play any of ASU's safety positions
  • Excellent athlete with outstanding ball skills.

Redshirt Freshman (2014):

  • Saw his first career action in the opener against Weber State (8/28), logging two pass breakups.
  • Had a career high six tackles and a tackle for loss in his first career start against UNM (9/6).

Freshman (2013):

  • Redshirted on the season.

High School:

  • Played wide receiver and defensive back at Upland.
  • Earned All-West Region honors by PrepStar in 2012.
  • Ranked by ESPN as the No. 24 safety prospect in the country.
  • Listed by as the No. 60 safety recruit in the nation.
  • Was a three-year varsity starter in the secondary for Upland.
  • Upland High also produced Sun Devil cornerback Osahon Irabor.
  • Totaled 45 tackles, seven interceptions and one fumble recovery in 2012.
  • Added 33 receptions for 599 yards (18.2 avg.) with one touchdown as a senior.
  • Totaled 62 tackles and two interceptions as a junior in 2011.
  • Helped lead Upland to a 12-1 record in 2011.
  • Registered 39 tackles, two forced fumbles and one interception as a sophomore in 2010.
  • Chose ASU over reported scholarship offers from Arizona, Colorado, Fresno State, Houston, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon State, San Jose State and Wyoming.
  • Coached by Tim Salter at Upland High.
  • Verbally committed to ASU on Oct. 6, 2012.
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