#97 Brandon DePrato

DL | So | 6-4 | 235 | Cypress, Texas | Cypress HS

2016 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted during initial year with the program.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played on the 2016 U.S. Under-19 National Team and competed in the 2016 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Under-19 World Championship, a seven-nation tournament in Harbin, China … Started on the defensive line as a junior and senior … As a senior, totaled 84 tackles, five pass breakups and one interception … Also blocked a punt … Earned academic all-state and all-district honors … Recorded 65 tackles, including 2.0 sacks as a junior … Added two interceptions and two pass breakups … Played wide receiver as a sophomore … Caught 20 passes for 400 yards … Coached by Trenton Faith … Also ran track.

PERSONAL: Born on April 16, 1998 … Son of Curtis Johnson and Tanya Block … Has two siblings: Hunter Johnson and Brittany Block … Cousin, Cody Johnson, played football at the University of Houston from 2006-10 … Recreation and sport management major.