10  Kenyata Johnson
Kenyata Johnson

Hometown:
Jackson, MS

High School:
Provine HS

Last College:
Hinds CC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 230

Position:
LB

Experience:
2L


12/13/2012

Sixteen Tigers to Graduate Sunday

Congratulations to all of our Tiger graduates!

12/09/2012

Highland Hundred Banquet Honors 2012 Seniors

Devey named team MVP

11/23/2012

Memphis Takes on USM in Finale Saturday

16 seniors to be recognized during pregame

11/10/2012

MEMPHIS POSTGAME NOTES

Game 10 - vs. Tulane - November 10, 2012 - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - Memphis, Tenn.

11/10/2012

Tigers Claw Tulane, 37-23

Memphis gets seventh-straight win over Tulane

11/10/2012

Memphis 37, Tulane 23 - AP Photos

Memphis 37, Tulane 23 - AP Photos

10/20/2012

Memphis vs UCF

Memphis vs UCF - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tenn. Oct. 20, 2012 - Photos by Lance Murphey

08/23/2012

2012 Memphis Football Photo Shoot

Preseason Photo Shoot. Photos by Joe Murphy.

Career


Transferred to the University of Memphis from Hinds Community College and played two seasons for the Tigers ... Played in 21 games, starting all 12 contests of his junior season ... Registered 101 career tackles for the University of Memphis including 54 solo stops ... Also had four tackles for lost yardage, forced two fumbles and was credited with two quarterback hurries.

2012 (Senior)


Registered 29 total tackles (12 solo stops and 17 assists) during senior season ... In first playing time of the season, had five tackles in the Tigers' road game at Arkansas State ... Posted a three-tackle game against Duke ... Had five total tackles including a season-high four solo stops at East Carolina ... Registered tackle for lost yardage and forced a fumble against ECU ... Had a season-high six tackles on the road at SMU ... Posted tackles in each of the Tigers' three wins to end the season ... After a solo stop performance in a win over Tulane, had two tackles in the Battle for the Bones victory at UAB ... Closed out his collegiate career with a four-tackle game against Southern Miss ... Had an assisted tackle for lost yardage against Southern Miss.

2011 (Junior)


In his first season with the Tigers, started all 12 contests ... Registered 72 total tackles with 42 solo hits and 32 assists ... Squad's third-leading tackler ... Ranked 29th in Conference USA in total tackles ... Also recorded 1.5 TFL (4 yards), one interception (11 yards), one QB hurry, one fumble recovery (11 yards) and one forced fumble ... Logged five or more total tackles in nine contests ... In his Memphis debut, had five total tackles (3-2) and one QB hurry vs Mississippi State ... Credited with first TFL (0.5-2 yards) and added six total stops vs Arkansas State ... Posted a season-best 10 total hits, including a season-high six assists, vs Austin Peay ... Also had one TFL (2 yards) vs the Governors ... Forced his first collegiate fumble and had six total tackles (4-2) vs SMU ... Logged both his first collegiate fumble recovery (11-yard return) and interception (11-yard return) vs Tulane and added six total tackles (3-3) ... His fumble recovery halted a Green Wave drive deep into Memphis territory ... Logged a season-high eight solo stops vs UCF ... Had nine total tackles vs the Knights ... Had nine total hits (5-4) vs Marshall ... Enrolled at the University of Memphis in January and was eligible to participate in spring practice ... Logged four tackles and an interception in the 2011 Blue-Gray Game.

2009-10 (Freshman/Sophomore; Hinds CC)


Played the 2009 and 2010 seasons at Hinds Community College for Coach Gene Murphy ... Played nine games in 2010 and tallied 45 tackles, 41 of which were solo stops ... Also credited with seven TFL (17 yards) and two pass breakups ... Helped his squad to a 5-4 record in 2010 ... Saw action in four games as a freshman ... Credited with five solo tackles in 2009.

Prep


Prepped at Provine High School under Coach Willie Collins ... Posted 85 tackles and two sacks in 2008 ... Registered a season-high 12 tackles against both Greenville-Weston and Madison Central in 2008 ... Also was a member of the track team ... Competed in long and triple jumps at the state championship meet ... Named all-district and all-state in track.

Personal


Son of Anthony Perkins ... Born Mar. 9 in Jackson, Miss. ... His brother, Anthony, played football at Jackson State and Mississippi State ... Majoring in sports and leisure management.

Career Stats


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