#14 Denzel Johnson

Columbia, S.C
High School:
A.C. Flora HS

Enters 2019 with 56 career tackles (3.0 for loss), four pass breakups and a fumble recovery in 485 snaps over 40 games.

2018: Credited with 40 tackles (2.0 for loss) and three pass breakups in 378 snaps over 15 games … recorded four tackles and a pass breakup at Texas A&M … contributed three tackles and a pass breakup at Wake Forest … made three tackles and collected team co-special teams player of the game honors vs. No. 16 NC State … contributed three tackles at Florida State … notched a career-high seven tackles vs. Louisville … added three tackles at No. 17 Boston College … posted four tackles vs. Duke … contributed five tackles and a pass breakup vs. South Carolina … registered three tackles against Pitt … added a tackle vs. No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl.

2017: Had seven tackles, a tackle for loss and pass breakup in 53 snaps over 12 games … had a tackle and pass breakup in seven snaps at No. 14 Louisville on Sept. 16 … had three tackles and a tackle for loss in 30 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 18.

2016: Produced nine tackles, including five on special teams, in 54 snaps over 13 games … appeared in first career game on special teams at Auburn and contributed a tackle … scored a touchdown by recovering a muffed kickoff return in the rout of SC State … had five tackles, including one on special teams, in 20 snaps against South Carolina … posted two special teams tackles in ACC Championship win over Virginia Tech, earning player of the game honors in that phase by the Tiger coaches.

2015: Redshirted.

Before Clemson: No. 14 player in South Carolina by ESPN … No. 2 safety in South Carolina by … named an MVP of the North team in the North-South All-Star game … led his 12-2 team to the fourth round of the AAA playoffs as a senior … AAA state player-of-the-year by High School Sports Report as a senior … Midlands Player-of-the-Year by The State as a senior … had 69 receptions for 910 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior … had two kickoff returns for touchdowns and a punt return for a touchdown as a senior … had 60 tackles, two interceptions and eight pass breakups as a senior … two of his assistant coaches were former Tigers (Airese Currie, Todd McClinton) … coached by Reggie Shaw … recruited by Mike Reed.

Personal: Majoring in sports communication … born April 19, 1997.