For the second time in two seasons, the sophomore defensive back saw action in all 13 games. He started five games this season, and his versatility allowed him to play in multiple spots this season. He made his first career start against Florida Atlantic University, and he accounted for three tackles.
He made 38 tackles this season, up from the 26 tackles he made during his freshman season. He also made plays in the backfield, with three tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.
Looking ahead, Johnson seems to be a front-runner to start at safety next season. He has shown flashes of his playmaking abilities that should have ‘Canes’ fans excited to see what he can do next season.
In the clip below, Johnson shows his football instincts, which makes him such a valuable piece to the defense.
Miami's Jaquan Johnson showed good awareness here. He picks up Cook out of the backfield and Francois has to run into a big hit. pic.twitter.com/orYog6wxWh— Dave Lackford (@Rivals_DLack) October 9, 2016
In this next clip, Johnson shows his strength and form.
#Miami Top story: @WeAreDBNation1: 'Miami S JaQuan Johnson Running the "alley" ' pic.twitter.com/ojUvvEtFGp, see more https://t.co/ATlvRfJSq8— Jason Leeps (@JasonLeeps) September 9, 2016
The future is bright for this one!