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Charles Johnson

Charles  Johnson


Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
Berry Academy

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 270



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2010 (Senior): Started 10 of the 11 games in which he saw action ... Led all defensive linemen - and ranked sixth on the squad - with 58 tackles on the season including 21 solo stops and a team-best nine tackles for loss ... Posted at least one tackle in all 11 games finishing with five-or-more in seven games ... Tallied two quarterback sacks and recovered a fumble, doing so in the road win at The Citadel ... Credited with four quarterback hurries ... Recorded a career-high eight tackles against Georgia Southern ... Named the team's defensive player of the week after recording seven tackles against top-ranked Appalachian State.

2009 (Junior): Played in all 11 games making eight starts along the defensive front ... Finished with 19 tackles including nine solo stops ... Ranked sixth on the team with a career single-season best 5.5 tackles for loss including combining on a quarterback sack for three yards loss ... Tied his then career-high with four tackles against Gardner-Webb ... Batted a pass down at the line of scrimmage to accompany a career-high two tackles for loss at Chattanooga ... Forced a fumble in the home win over The Citadel, matching his career-high for solo stops with three ... In the WCU's annual Spring Game, tallied two of the defensive unit's seven sacks on the day.

2008 (Sophomore): Played in nine games, finishing with 10 total tackles with six unassisted and two for loss ... Also recorded one quarterback sack ... Posted a career-high four tackles at nationally-ranked Furman ... Tallied a carer-best three solo stops against nationally-ranked Appalachian State.

2007 (Freshman): Appeared in four games ... Credited with seven tackles, including four solo stops and one tackle for loss against SEC-foe, Georgia ... Posted a career-best three solo tackles against the Bulldogs in Athens.

Prior to Western: Originally signed prior to the 2006 season but did not attend WCU ... Tabbed first team All-Queen City Conference and was the runner up for league's Defensive Player of the Year ... Also first team All-Mecklenburg County ... Registered 98 solo tackles and 32 assists, including six tackles for losses, two fumble recoveries, five sacks and two interceptions ... As a junior, selected first team All-Big South on offense and defense ... Won his conference title in shot put and discuss, placing sixth in shot at state.