Jayden Johnson - Football - Arkansas Razorbacks

#8 Jayden Johnson

DB | Jr | 6-2 | 206 | Cedartown, Ga. | Cedartown HS

2021 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 11 games with three starts as a true freshman … Finished with 24 tackles with nine being solo and 15 being assisted stops … Totaled two tackles for loss … According to Pro Football Focus, saw action in 337 snaps with 269 coming on defense and 68 on special teams … Registered six games with multiple tackles … Recorded first career tackle in season opening win over Rice (Sept. 4) … Finished with two stops including a tackle for loss against Georgia Southern (Sept. 18) … Compiled four tackles, including a tackle for a loss at Georgia (Oct. 2) … Made one solo stop against Ole Miss (Oct. 9) … Filed one assisted tackle versus Auburn (Oct. 16) … Made first career start, tallying two assisted stops in win over UAPB (Oct. 23) … Logged second straight start and totaled three tackles in win over Mississippi State (Nov. 6) … Recorded third consecutive start, finishing with a career high six tackles in road win at LSU (Nov. 13) … Charted three stops at Alabama (Nov. 20) … Totaled one solo stop in Outback Bowl win over Penn State (Jan. 1).

HIGH SCHOOL: Consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN … Rated the No. 44 safety in the country by ESPN … Played on both sides of the ball, seeing time at quarterback, wide receiver, running back, cornerback and safety for head coach Jamie Abrams at Cedartown High School … Named the No. 26 player in Georgia by 247Sports … As a senior, rushed 48 times for 347 yards (7.2 ypc) and five touchdowns, made 17 receptions for 336 yards (19.8 ypc) and three touchdowns, while also adding 17 tackles, three interceptions, a pass deflection, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery … As a senior, won a Region 7A-4 Conference championship … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, Kansas State, Virginia and others.