All nine drafted players made rosters while Damion Square and Carson Tinker made squads as free agents.
Former walk-on who has become the team leader in the secondary ... a good hitter with instincts and excellent closing speed ... an intellectual player who has learned the Tide's new defensive scheme well and has good anticipation and vision in the secondary ... came to UA as a running back before earning a spot on special teams and moving over to defense ... earned the starting spot at safety in spring of 2007 ... among the SEC and national leaders in interceptions in his junior season ... named 2007 Team Captain and earned UA's Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors ... 2007 Coaches First-Team All-SEC selection ... shared the 2008 Mal Moore Leadership Award with center Antoine Caldwell for his performance during spring practice.
2007 (JUNIOR): Starter in all 13 games ... led the team with 81 tackles and six interceptions ... tied for the SEC lead with six interceptions and tied for 10th nationally ... tied for 10th nationally with 0.50 interceptions per game ... also had eight pass breakups, good for second on the team, 5.5 tackles-for-loss, a sack, two quarterback hurries and a forced fumble on the season ... led the team with 13 tackles and a pass breakup in the PetroSun Independence Bowl win over Colorado ... recorded nine tackles and made a key interception in the win over Houston ... picked off a UH pass and returned it 28 yards in the fourth quarter to help preserve the homecoming victory ... also had a pass breakup and two hurries against the Cougars ... had a team-high nine tackles and an interception at Ole Miss ... also had a sack against the Rebels ... led the team with nine stops, including seven solos and a tackle-for-loss, against No. 3 LSU ... picked off a pass and returned it for two yards and added a breakup and a quarterback hurry against the Tigers ... had eight tackles, including one for loss, a breakup and a 26-yard return of an interception to set up a game-tying Alabama touchdown against Georgia ... made two tackles, had a pass breakup and recorded his first interception of the season at Vanderbilt ... had eight stops, including five solo tackles, in the win over Arkansas ... had five tackles and a pass breakup at Auburn ... recorded five tackles, including one for loss, two pass breakups, and an interception to set up a Tide touchdown at Mississippi State ... had a team-high eight tackles, forced a fumble and made a stop behind the line against Western Carolina in the season opener ... credited with seven tackles and an assisted tackle-for-loss against Louisiana Monroe ... made six tackles against Florida State and had five and a quarterback hurry versus Tennessee ... named Alabama Defensive Co-Player of the Week after the Georgia, Florida State, Houston, Ole Miss and LSU contests and earned Special Teams Player of Week accolades against Western Carolina, more than any other player on the squad this season.
2006 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 games, recording four starts at safety ... started against Hawai'i, Tennessee, Florida International and Mississippi State ... recorded 33 tackles, including 22 solo stops, to go with 1.5 tackles-for-loss and two forced fumbles ... had at least one tackle in all 11 games he appeared in ... also returned four kickoffs for 68 yards ... missed the final two games of the regular season with an ankle injury, but returned for the PetroSun Independence Bowl game against Oklahoma State ... had a season-high seven tackles against OSU ... forced a fumble and had four tackles in the SEC opener against Vanderbilt ... also forced a fumble at Florida ... had one kickoff return for 20 yards against Duke and Ole Miss ... was the special teams co-captain in the Arkansas and Tennessee contests.
2005 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 12 games, all on special teams ... had eight tackles, including two each against Southern Miss and LSU ... also caused a fumble against Auburn ... played on 196 snaps, including a season-high 20 at Auburn.
2004 (REDSHIRT): Redshirted his initial season of eligibility.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played at Sulligent High School ... full name is Julian Rashad Johnson ... born Jan. 2, 1986.