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Tyrell Johnson
Player Profile:
Tyrell Johnson 35677
Position: DB
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 197
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rison
High School: Rison
Experience: 3 Letters
Named to 2006 preseason All-Sun Belt Conference Team by The Sporting News ... also picked as TSN’s Preseason “Defensive Player of the Year” in the league.

2005: Played in all 12 games ... led team in tackles with 112 (83 solo, 29 assists) ... also had two pass interceptions for 112 return yards ... had one stop for minus three yards ... recovered one fumble and caused another ... has broke up two passes ... recorded 25 tackles against North Texas (second-best in school history) ... named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week twice ... named first-team All-Sun Belt Conference ... helpful in community service ... one of seniors who visited Women’s and Children’s Hospital during New Orleans Bowl week.

2004: Started all 11 games as a redshirt freshman at safety ... finished third on the team in total tackles, with 94 (61 solo, 33 assists) ... second-team All-Sun Belt ... also named second-team Freshman All-American by ... led the team with four interceptions and finished third with five passes broken up ... forced one fumble and recovered one ... returned a fumble 55 yards for a score against Idaho ... best tackle effort came against North Texas in the season finale, with 15 total hits ... picked off two passes against Utah State ... long interception of 37 yards came at Ole Miss ... had three games with double figure tackles ... broke up two passes against Memphis ... had three other games with nine tackles.

2003: Redshirted and participated on the scout team.

High School: Hampered with an ankle injury, he still helped team to perfect regular season and the 8AA title ... earned all-state and all-conference honors in 2002 ... named all-district three times ... All-Southeast Arkansas twice ... Marine Scholar... had 353 career rushes for 2,725 yards (7.72 yards per carry) ... scored 49 career touchdowns ... caught six passes for 120 yards and had 53 punt returns for 460 yards ... also had 18 kickoff returns for 339 yards and one TD ... had three interceptions (returned one for score) and recorded 20 tackles, forced two fumbles and recovered 2 fumbles ... also played basketball three years and participated in track and field three years ... rushed for 1,085 yards (7.7 yards per carry) and scored 16 touchdowns ... returned 22 punts for 198 yards ... also started on Rison's 2000 Class AA state championship team ... named to Hooten's Arkansas Football Magazine Sonic Super Team for Class AA.

Miscellaneous: Mother was sprinter at University of Arkansas ... majoring in management information systems ... born 5-19-85 ... given name is Marcellous Tyrell Johnson ... son of Patricia and Travis Bell ... also recruited by Tulsa.

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