|NFL Draft: Alabama Prospects |
Jamie Newberg and Amy Campbell discuss the the rich talent pool heading to the Draft from Alabama
Apr 22, 2013
|Catching up with Nico Johnson |
Reporters caught up with the former Alabama linebacker during halftime Tuesday's basketball game
Feb 27, 2013
|Senior Bowl: Nico Johnson |
Linebacker Nico Johnson wants to prove that he is more versatile than NFL scouts think.
Jan 23, 2013
|Cochran is the energy behind Bama's success |
Alabama strength coach Scott Cochran inspires his players on and off the field on a daily basis
Jan 7, 2013
|Alabama preparing for Auburn QB Wallace |
Tide hoping to make Auburn's true freshman QB's first trip to Bryant-Denny Stadium an unhappy one
Nov 21, 2012
|Alabama knows it can't overlook Auburn |
The Crimson Tide learned a lesson two weeks ago in a loss to Texas A&M--don't look past the opponent
Nov 20, 2012
|Game Preview: Alabama vs. Mississippi State |
The battle of the unbeatens kicks off at 7:30 p.m. CT on ESPN at Bryant-Denny Stadium
Oct 27, 2012
|A battle of undefeateds |
No. 11 Mississippi State will be No. 1 Alabama's greatest challenge so far this season
Oct 24, 2012
|The weary not resting during bye week |
Notebook: Nick Saban says there's "lots of catching up to do" during bye week
Oct 2, 2012
|Johnson Orchestrating Tempo For Defense |
Alabama Linebacker Concerned With Rebel Offense
Sep 25, 2012
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|2009 Scout.com HS Football Rankings (full list):|
||Pos Rank: #2
|Scout.com Player Evaluation:|
| Aggressiveness |
| Change of Direction |
| Hitting Ability ||
|AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT|
| Foot Quickness |
|A very physical player who runs through his tackles, Johnson is also agile enough to change direction while in pursuit. He has soft hands and light feet, but is a heavy hitter who causes turnovers on contact. He is a little high on his run-throughs and this causes him to get chipped quite a bit, but he is strong enough to re-track in pursuit. Johnson has very strong hands and doesn't lose ball carriers after contact--Burke Hayes|
|2008 Stats: 78 tackles, 32 assists, one fumble recovery, one blocked punt and 11 interceptions during his senior season.
2008 Awards: Selected to U.S. Army All-American Bowl Team; Andalusia Star News All County Team, Orlando Sentinel's All-Southern Team (AL), Press Register's Super Southeast 120 (#12), Parade All-American, High School Butkus Award Finalist, ASWA 4A First Team All-State.
2007:Nico Johnson made 80 tackles and blocked one field goal attempt during his junior season. He missed three games due to a partial tear in his MCL. Johnson was named ASWA first team All-State 4A as a sophomore and repeated the honor as a junior All-State first team selection linebacker in 2007. He benches 320-pounds, cleans 280, squats 645 and has an impressive 37-inch vertical jump.
Soph. stats (2006): Johnson recorded 113 solo tackles and 15 assists from his middle linebacker position.
Johnson reports a 2.8 core GPA and a 22 ACT.
Johnson: "I missed three games (knee and ankle injury) or I would have had a lot more tackles. I try to play aggressive and use my hands well. I run hard and give it my all. Defense is all about effort and I definitely give my best effort.
"I want to do everything better. I want to get my hands even better and I'd like to take on blockers better and get faster."