Made the move from cornerback to strong safety ... was an excellent cover corner, but has now moved to true position ... one of the program's rising stars ... one of two true freshmen in the starting lineup last season.
2003 - Had two interceptions on the season ... Navy - made five tackles, including two solo, in the bowl win over the Middies ... Oklahoma - tied for team lead with six tackles ... also had a pass breakup ... Baylor - four tackles and a pass breakup against the Bears ... Colorado - had four tackles and a pass breakup against the Buffaloes ... Missouri - four tackles against the Tigers ... Oklahoma State - three tackles and a pass breakup at Oklahoma State ... Iowa State - grabbed second interception of the season against Iowa State ... New Mexico - had nine tackles against New Mexico ... SMU - impressive in debut with seven tackles and an interception against SMU.
High School - Four-Star athlete (Max Emfinger's Blue Chip Recruiting) ... Rivals.com Prep State All-Southeast selection ... Rivals100.com Top 500 ... No. 29 overall prospect in Louisiana (Rivals100.com) ... No. 59 defensive back prospect in the country (Rivals100.com) ... OCSN Super Prospect ... 2002 Louisiana All-State Team (Max Emfinger's Blue Chip Recruiting) ... helped lead Evangel to 14-1 record and second-straight state championship in 2002 ... Evangel finished the 2002 season ranked 19th by USA Today and eighth in the South ... versatile athlete, led the team with 26 punt returns for 253 yards and two touchdowns ... also had 16 kickoff returns for 389 yards and a 24.3 yards per return average ... 73 solo tackles, 40 assists, five interceptions and six pass breakups ... All-District performer ... strong athlete - bench 315, squat 515, 36" vertical and 4.4 in the 40 ... also recruited by Arkansas, Baylor, Clemson, Oklahoma and Tennessee ... High School Coach: Dennis Dunn.
Personal - Chad Johnson ... born June 6, 1985, in Bossier City, La. ... son of Matilda Johnson ... has an older brother, Larry Bell, and sister, Carol Burns.