71  Jason Johnson
Jason Johnson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
St. Louis, MO

High School:
Pattonville HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 284

Position:
Offensive Tackle

Experience:
4L


A returning veteran who was a starter at offensive tackle in 2003 until he suffered a knee injury in the fourth game of the season ...Appeared in every game in 2001 and 2002 ... Lettered for two years at tight end but was moved to offensive tackle in the spring of 2003 ... 2003: Was the Memphis starter at left offensive tackle in the season opener against Tennessee Tech ... Played 52-of-72 snaps in the win over the Golden Eagles ... Did not come out of the Memphis win over Ole Miss, playing all 70 offensive snaps ... Participated in all 74 plays against Southern Mississippi ... Started his fourth game of the season against Arkansas State but suffered a knee injury after just three series ... Sustained a torn MCL against the Indians ... Missed the next three weeks before he could begin rehabbing his knee ... Returned to action for the East Carolina game ... Worked 20 of the team's 79 offensive snaps ... Played 25 of 80 plays in the Tigers' dramatic win over Louisville on the road ... Worked 45-of-73 offensive snaps in the win over Cincinnati ... Logged 40 plays in the USF contest ... Capped the season with 20 plays in the win over North Texas in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... Finished the 2003 season playing 338 of the team's 1000 total snaps ... Suffered a knee injury in spring drills and missed part of the spring ... Was ready for fall camp of 2003 ... Worked with Jeff Cameron and John Doucette at tight end in 2002 ... Was a regular in all of the two tight end sets ... 2002: Played in all 12 games for the Tigers in 2002 and worked at two positions ... Worked in fall camp as an offensive tackle and was expected to see action in the offensive line ... Was moved back to tight end after an injury to starter Jeff Cameron ... Shared time with freshman John Doucette and was used mainly in blocking situations ... Had his first pass reception of the season in the win over Army in November ... Caught one pass for two yards ... Had one pass reception for 13 yards and a cruical first down in the TCU contest ... 2001: Lettered as a tight end during the 2001 season ... Played in every game for Memphis and was a regular on special teams and in all of the Tigers' two tight end sets ... Did not have a pass reception but was used as a blocker in all of the team's two tight end sets ... Climbed the depth chart in the spring of 2001 at tight end ... Had a 15-yard touchdown reception in the third scrimmage ... Will provide depth for starter Jeff Cameron at tight end and can also work as a backup punter ... 2000: Was redshirted during the 2000 season but traveled with the Tiger varsity as the backup punter ... Was never pressed into service and had four years of eligibility remaining at Memphis ... Was used as a tight end and as the team's reserve punter ... Worked with the offensive scout team against the number one defense throughout the fall ... Prep: Lettered in both football and basketball at Pattonville HS ... Earned three letters in football and was a two-year starter ... Served as captain of the team as a senior ... Was a second team all-conference selection ... Had 11 pass receptions for 195 yards and three touchdowns in 1999 ... Averaged 17.7 yards per catch ... Caught 24 passes for 416 yards as a junior in 1998 ... Had two touchdown receptions ... Averaged 16.5 yards per reception as a junior ... Was a first team all-conference selection in 1998 ... Was also being recruited by the University of Illinois and Eastern Illinois ... Played for coach Don Greco at Pattonville High ... Is the son of Charles and Jeannine Johnson ... Born: 9/13/81.

JOHNSON'S CAREER STATISTICS
Offensive Line	Games/Starts	Snaps/Total Snaps
2003	           9/4	          338/1000
2004 12/11 763/1906
Total 21/15 1101/1906
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