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Jaquan Johnson | Safety

Team: Miami (FL) Hurricanes
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 190

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Miami senior S Jaquan Johnson (hamstring) practiced Tuesday.
The star safety is tracking toward a return on Saturday against FSU. Johnson has been sidelined since injuring his hamstring in the first half of the win at Toledo two weeks ago. Oct 3 - 1:14 PM

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Miami senior S Jaquan Johnson will reportedly only be available in an emergency situation for Thursday's game against North Carolina.

Johnson, who hasn't played since Miami's Sept. 15 win at Toledo, did participate in pregame warmups and is in uniform. However it was reported during the first quarter that Miami is hopeful that it can avoid using Johnson against UNC, so as to give him even more time to recover. Miami's next game isn't until Oct. 5 against in-state rival Florida State.
Sep 27 - 8:15 PM

Miami senior S Jaquan Johnson, who suffered a hamstring injury in a Sept. 15 win over Toledo, participated in pregame warmups ahead of Thursday's game against North Carolina.

Johnson was ruled to be a game-time decision for Miami's ACC opener, and while a final determination on his status has yet to be made the mere fact that he's going through warmups is a positive sign. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound senior, considered to be one of the top draft-eligible safeties in college football, did not play in Miami's Sept. 22 win over FIU as a result of the hamstring injury.
Sep 27 - 7:33 PM

Miami senior S Jaquan Johnson (hamstring) is a game-time decision for Thursday's showdown with North Carolina.

Johnson (5'11/190) sustained a right hamstring injury in the first half of Saturday's win over FIU. That he's been able to make enough progress in practice to at least theoretically remain in play for Thursday is a good sign, but we'll have to wait until closer to kickoff to see if he'll be taking the field in earnest. In four games this season, the senior standout -- he could see Day 1 interest come the draft -- has registered 22 tackles. Still looking for his first interception after picking off four passes a year ago.
Sep 26 - 2:10 PM

Miami senior S Jaquan Johnson (hamstring) spent Monday's practice off to the side working with a trainer.

Johnson missed Saturday's game against FIU. We'll have further updates on Miami's star safety as information becomes available, but for now consider him questionable for UNC on Thursday.
Sep 24 - 12:13 PM

Miami HC Mark Richt ruled out senior S Jaquan Johnson (hamstring) for Saturday's game against FIU.

Last Saturday against Toledo, Johnson suffered a right hamstring injury during the second quarter and exited the game. Miami's defense was pitching a shutout at the time and ended up giving up 24 points to Toledo after Johnson left. Something to keep an eye on Saturday. Johnson is one of the best safeties in the nation.
Sep 20 - 12:51 PM

Miami senior S Jaquan Johnson is "unlikely" to return to Saturday's game at Toledo due to a right hamstring injury.

Johnson did not return to the game after suffering the injury during the second quarter, and his absence had a noticeable impact on the Miami defense. Johnson's efforts to loosen up the hamstring via stretching and riding an exercise bike proved to be unsuccessful.
Sep 15 - 2:54 PM

Miami senior S Jaquan Johnson has not played in the second half of Saturday's game at Toledo due to a right hamstring injury.

Johnson, considered by some scouts to be the top draft-eligible safety in the 2019 class, was seen on the Miami sideline riding an exercise bike in an attempt to loosen up the muscle. In the aftermath of Johnson's injury the Miami defense struggled to slow down Toledo in the passing game, and the Rockets managed to score 14 points in the third quarter.
Sep 15 - 2:35 PM

Miami senior S Jaquan Johnson (undisclosed) remains in the locker room to begin the second half against Toledo.

He suffered an injury during Toledo's only scoring drive of the game so far in the second quarter. We'll have an update on Miami's star safety when more information is known.
Sep 15 - 1:56 PM

Pro Football Focus lists Miami senior S Jaquan Johnson as the top safety in the 2019 class.

Johnson is followed by Boston College's Lukas Denis in the second spot, with Wyoming's Andrew Wingard, Washington's Taylor Rapp and Maryland's Darnell Savage Jr. rounding out the top five. PFF notes Johnson's (5'10/190) "solid" ball skills, but do note that there's no standout part of his game, which could hurt his draft stock. Right now he looks like a potential first-round pick, but there seems to be a lot of fluctuation in grading the top defensive backs in this class, and there's a long way to go.
Aug 17 - 10:12 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline writes that Miami senior S Jaquan Johnson "has traits of [Ed Reed] in his game."

Pauline stresses that Johnson should not be viewed as an Ed Reed clone, but rather as a safety who shares similar on-field DNA. Notes the analyst, "He’s fast in any direction of the field and shows good change of direction as well as a tremendous closing burst. Johnson is a terrific open-field tackler and does not back down from a challenge." The 5-foot-10, 190-pounder put in 85 tackles and four interceptions for Miami's turnover-hungry defense last autumn. As for his potential range for next spring's draft, Pauline currently sees him as coming off the board in the first or second round.
Aug 2 - 11:58 AM

Miami junior S Jaquan Johnson will return to school for the 2018 season.

This is a nice get-back for the Hurricanes. Johnson (5'10/190) led the team with 85 tackles and tied for the team lead with a quartet of interceptions -- one of which he returned for a touchdown. He has started all of Miami's games this season. Johnson will have one last chance for big things when the Canes take on Wisconsin in the Orange Bowl later on Saturday.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 06:39:00 PM