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  Keelan Johnson
Keelan Johnson

Player Profile
RS Senior

Mesa, Ariz.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 207




Six Sun Devils Named To Phil Steele All-Pac-12 Team

Sutton and Magee earned first team recognition


ASU Football Closes Out 2012 Season Versus Navy in Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

The Sun Devils will play the Midshipmen on Dec. 29 and can be watched on ESPN2.


Sun Devil Football Celebrates 2012 Season With Awards Banquet, Ring of Honor Dinner

Thirteen different postseason awards were handed out to football student-athletes


Sutton Named To All-America Team

Safety Keelan Johnson named to All-Pac-12 team


Four Crucial Victories Create An Epic Gold Friday

Sun Devil women's basketball, men's basketball, volleyball and football all posted victories Friday, Nov. 23.


Arizona State vs. Arizona (AP)

Arizona State vs. Arizona (AP)



View photos from the Sun Devils final home game against Washington State


Arizona State 17, No. 19 USC 38 - AP Photos

Arizona State 17, No. 19 USC 38 - AP Photos


Arizona State vs Washington State

Arizona State vs Washington State

ASU: A four-year letterman who played in 49 games, including 18 starts, for the Sun Devils...totaled 169 tackles (117 solo)...had eight career interceptions, which is tied for the second most by a Sun Devil since 2000...had one sack for five yards and 3.5 tackles for losses...forced one fumble as well as recovered one fumble...made his first career start on Oct. 3, 2009 against Oregon State... redshirted and played wide receiver during preseason camp in 2008, but moved to the defensive side of the ball during the season.

2012: Finished second on the team with 88 total tackles (65 solo)...led the team (11th in the nation) with five interceptions and 13 passes defensed...named a First Team All-Pac-12 All-American...part of a secondary that finished the season ranked third nationally in passing defense (167.92) and 10th in passing efficiency defense (105.45), leading the Pac-12 in both...registered three interceptions in the final two games of the regular season ...grabbed two interceptions against WSU (11/17)...against Arizona (11/23), collected an interception and a forced fumble in the fourth quarter that led to the Devils game-tying drive...had seven tackles and an interception against Oregon State (11/3)...posted eight solo tackles against UCLA (10/27)...had six tackles and an interception against Utah (9/22)...led team with nine tackles against both Cal (9/29) and Illinois (9/8)...had one tackle for a loss of three yards...earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention recognition...named to Phil Steele All-Pac-12 team (third team)...was a team captain...competed in the 88th East-West Shrine Game.

2011: Listed in the top ten in tackles for the season...doubled his solo and total tackles...showed his versatility by starting three games this season, two at free safety and one at strong...had interception at Illinois...recorded his first sack of career vs UCLA....followed that up with a career high and team high eight tackles (five solo) in snow at Washington State...had second interception of season vs California...had seven tackles in Las Vegas Bowl vs Boise State.

2010: Started in two games for the Sun Devils this season....had a streak of three straight games with at least four tackles starting with Portland State...had his first tackle for loss on national TV vs. #11 Wisconsin...first career interception in shutout victory vs Washington State...earned Hard Hat player recognition for his work in ASU's offseason strength and conditioning program.

2009: Played in all 12 games on the season and started one...gathered 11 tackles (nine solo) on the season...made his first career start Oct. 3 vs. Oregon State and collected a pair of solo tackles...recorded two tackles (one solo) against Louisiana-Monroe on Sept. 19.

2008: Redshirted, spending the season as a member of the scout team.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Mesa (Ariz.) High of the top all-around athletes in the state of Arizona...a local product that looks forward to playing for his home team...starred from sideline to sideline for Mesa High School...rated as the No. 9 running back in the state of Arizona and the No. 96 running back prospect in the nation by All-West Region honors by PrepStar...listed as the No. 6 running back in the state of Arizona and the state's No. 22 overall prospect by SuperPrep...also rated as the No. 22 overall player in the state of Arizona by as the No. 22 all-purpose athlete in the West region by ESPN Scouts, Inc....earned honorable mention 5A All-State recognition by The Arizona Republic as a junior and as a senior...was listed as the No. 19 overall player in the state of Arizona by the same publication...listed as the No. 3 defensive back in the state of Arizona and the state's No. 18 overall player by a senior in 2006, he led Mesa High with 16 total touchdowns and was the team's leading rusher and receiver...carried 92 times for 761 yards (8.3 avg.) with 11 touchdowns and caught 19 passes for 324 yards (17.1 avg.) with two scores...led the Jackrabbits with 1,279 all-purpose yards (116.3 per game)...totaled 59 tackles (28 solo) with three interceptions at defensive back...also played basketball at Mesa High...chose the Sun Devils over Arizona and Nebraska...coached by Kelley Moore at Mesa High School.

PERSONAL: BIS major at ASU focusing on Justice Studies and Sociology...mother is Sonya Johnson of Chandler, Ariz....born Sept. 26, 1989.



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