OUTLOOK: Senior defensive back Marquis Johnson will again be an integral part of the Alabama secondary ... saw significant playing time in 2008, especially in the nickel and dime formations ... has played in 36 career games, making three starts with 60 tackles, two interceptions, six pass breakups and a fumble recovery.
2008 (JUNIOR): Marquis Johnson stepped up his play as a junior and served as Alabama's third cornerback in nickel and dime defensive packages ... added strength and speed helped him move up the depth chart ... played in all 14 games with three starts against Western Kentucky, Florida in the SEC Championship Game and Utah in the Allstate Sugar Bowl ... recorded 49 tackles on the year, which ranked sixth on the team ... had two interceptions, a tackle for loss (-4) and five pass breakups in 2008. Clemson: Johnson snared his first career interception off a tipped pass and returned it seven yards ... was second on the team with five total tackles, including four solo stops. Tulane: He made two solo tackles in the Tide's 20-6 win over the Green Wave and also recorded a pass breakup. Western Kentucky: Johnson made one solo tackle in his first start of his career against the Hilltoppers ... the one tackle was a TFL for minus-4 yards. Arkansas: He was a regular for the Crimson Tide who played a lot of nickel and dime defense against Arkansas' spread passing attack ... logged five tackles, including three solo tackles ... intercepted his second pass of the season on the Razorbacks first play of the second half, setting up Glen Coffee's 31-yard touchdown run two plays later. Georgia: Johnson registered three solo tackles and broke up a pass in the Crimson Tide's 41-30 win at No. 3 Georgia. Kentucky: He made four tackles - three solo - while forcing the Wildcats into 22 incompletions. Mississippi: Johnson notched three tackles, including one solo stop in the Tide's 24-20 win over Mississippi. Tennessee: He made one assisted tackle and broke up a Nick Stephens' pass in a 29-9 win over the Volunteers. Arkansas State: Johnson made one solo tackle in a 35-0 win over the Red Wolves ... aided a defense that surrendered just 67 yards passing and 158 total yards. LSU: He made a career-high six tackles against LSU in the Tide's 27-21 overtime win in Death Valley ... helped an Alabama secondary that intercepted four passes and broke up four more passes. Mississippi State: Johnson was third on the team with five tackles against the Bulldogs ... has a combined 11 tackles against LSU and MSU ... also broke up a Tyson Lee pass as the Tide defense surrendered just 167 total yards. Auburn: He did not have a tackle but did break up a pass and record a quarterback hurry ... helped the Tide hold the Tigers to just 113 yards passing and 170 total yards. Florida: Johnson made four tackles ... made his second career start with the Tide opening in a nickel formation against the Gators' spread offense. Sugar Bowl vs. Utah: He started his second straight game and third of the season, making a team-high and career-best nine tackles in the Sugar Bowl, including seven solo stops.
2007 (SOPHOMORE): Played in nine games as a back-up in the secondary ... had four tackles, one pass breakup and a fumble recovery on the season ... earned the fumble recovery in the third quarter of the Houston game ... recorded tackles against Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Georgia and Florida State and had a pass breakup against the Seminoles.
2006 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 13 games and logged 183 snaps ... played 10 or more snaps in all 13 games ... had two tackles against Duke and Tennessee ... finished the season with seven tackles to his credit.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played for Booker High School, leading his team to a 13-2 record ... as a senior, had five interceptions, 15 pass breakups and 39 solo tackles ... also returned punts, averaging 37.6 yards per return ... named All-State as a cornerback and punt returner ... selected to play in the Florida Bowl ... was a three-sport star, playing on a state-champion basketball team in addition to competing in the triple jump in the Florida state track & field championships ... full name is Marquis Adrian Johnson ... born May 18, 1988.