Pro Career: Selected by the Cardinals in the third round (95th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft, Johnson signed a three-year contract with Arizona on 3/12/13 as an unrestricted free agent to remain with the team.
2014: Submitted the best season of his career, starting every game and recording career highs with 92 tackles, four INTs (two returned for TDs) and six passes defensed … led the team in INTs and ranked second in tackles … also had first career sack, a tackle for loss, one fumble recovery and three special teams tackles … totaled five tackles vs. SD (9/8) … recorded his first career sack and had a fumble recovery @ NYG (9/14); sack in the second quarter of Eli Manning was on 3rd-n-7 and forced a punt; recovered Rashad Jennings fumble in the fourth quarter with the Giants inside the 20 and the Cardinals holding a 22-14 lead; also had six unassisted tackles … posted eight unassisted tackles and had one tackle for loss vs. SF (9/21) … totaled six tackles, including one for loss @ Den (10/5) … recorded two INTs for the second time in his career and returned one for his second career TD vs. Was (10/12); both INTs came in the fourth quarter as part of Cardinals four forced turnovers in that quarter; returned second INT 28 yards for game-sealing TD with 18 seconds left; became first Cardinal with two fourth-quarter INTs and one returned for a TD since Robert Massey did so against Washington on 10/4/92; also had a team-high seven tackles and one special teams tackle … collected three unassisted tackles @ Oak (10/19) … tied his career high with 10 tackles, including a new personal best with nine solo stops, and had one special teams tackle vs. Phi (10/26); also had a team-leading four passes defensed, with the last one securing a 24-20 win on the final play of the game when he pushed Jordan Matthews out of bounds in the end zone before he could get his feet down … collected five tackles @ Dal (11/2) … recorded three solo tackles vs. StL (11/9) … notched third INT of the season vs. Det (11/16); added six tackles and a pass defensed … recorded a team-leading nine tackles @ Sea (11/23) … picked off Matt Ryan and returned it 88 yards for a TD in the second quarter @ Atl (11/30); marked his third career INT return for a TD and second this season; became the ninth player in team history with three or more INT return TDs; also gave him a career-high four INTs on the season; added eight tackles and a pass defensed … recorded four solo tackles and one special teams tackle @ StL (12/11) … led the DBs with eight tackles vs. Sea (12/21) … collected four tackles @ SF (12/28) … recovered Cam Newton fumble in fourth quarter of Wild Card game @ Car (1/3/15); led team with eight tackles and had one QB hit.
2013: Played in 13 games and made seven starts, posting career highs with 53 tackles and three INTs … also had five passes defensed and tied for third on the team with six special teams tackles … earned the team’s Ed Block Courage Award … started the season opener for the first time in his career and registered four unassisted tackles @ StL (9/8) … led the DBs with a season-high seven solo tackles vs. Det (9/15) … collected three unassisted tackles @ NO (9/22); left the game in the first half after losing part of his middle finger attempting tackle of Darren Sproles on punt return … inactive (finger) @ TB (9/29) and vs. Car (10/6) … returned to action and had one solo tackle and one special teams tackle @ SF (10/13) … started and led the DBs with five solo tackles vs. Sea (10/17); also had a team-high two special teams tackles … recorded his first career multi-INT game with two interceptions of Matt Ryan vs. Atl (10/27); helped Cardinals total four INTs of Ryan in the game; also had one tackle and a season-high three passes defensed… posted three unassisted tackles vs. Hou (11/10) … registered four unassisted tackles and one special teams tackle @ Jax (11/17) … collected three solo tackles and one pass defensed vs. Ind (11/24) … started with the Cardinals opening the game in a nickel defense and led the DBs with six unassisted tackles @ Phi (12/1) … intercepted a Kellen Clemens pass in the fourth quarter to help set up a TD vs. StL (12/8); also had three solo tackles, one pass defensed and one special teams tackle … with Tyrann Mathieu placed on injured reserve, started and matched his season high with seven tackles @ Ten (12/15); also had one special teams tackle and recovered Titans onside kick attempt in the fourth quarter … inactive (ankle) @ Sea (12/22) … returned to lineup and totaled six tackles vs. SF (12/29).
2012: Appeared in 15 games with three starts … recorded two INTs, including one that he returned for his first career TD … totaled 15 tackles, one fumble recovery, and 11 special teams tackles … also ran for 64 yards on two carries, converting first downs on two fake punts … collected two special teams tackles vs. Sea (9/9) … started at SS for the injured Adrian Wilson and totaled five tackles vs. Phi (9/23) … totaled two special teams tackles @ StL (10/4) … ran for 24 yards on a fake punt to pick up a first down in the second quarter vs. Buf (10/14); marked his first career rushing attempt in the NFL; replaced the injured Kerry Rhodes at FS in the second half and had one tackle … started at FS for the injured Rhodes and collected two solo tackles @ Min (10/21) … recorded two special teams tackles vs. SF (10/29); marked his 50th career game … started at SS and picked off Matt Ryan on the first play of the game @ Atl (11/18), which he returned 34 yards to the Atlanta 9 to set up a TD; was one of five Cardinals INTs in the game and the first of three in the opening quarter; recovered a Jason Snelling fumble in the third quarter; had one tackle and one special teams tackle … ran for 40 yards on a fake punt in the second quarter that helped set up a FG @ NYJ (12/2); also had one special teams tackle … picked off a Matthew Stafford pass late in the second quarter and returned it 53 yards for his first career TD vs. Det (12/16), giving the Cardinals a 21-7 halftime lead; marked his third career INT and second this season; totaled three solo tackles … inactive (hamstring) vs. Chi (12/23), snapping a streak of 51 consecutive games played dating back to his rookie season in ’09 … had one solo tackle @ SF (12/30).
2011: Appeared in all 16 games and made a career-high nine starts for the injured Kerry Rhodes … posted 49 tackles and added one fumble recovery, one pass defensed and eight special teams tackles … recorded one special teams tackle in the season opener vs. Car (9/11) … had one unassisted tackle @ Was (9/18) … played in his 30th career game and recorded two special teams tackles vs. NYG (10/2) … saw significant action at FS after Kerry Rhodes left the game with a foot injury in the first half @ Min (10/9); had his first career fumble recovery in the third quarter; also had one assisted tackle and one special teams tackle … with Rhodes out due to a foot injury, made his first start of the season vs. Pit (10/23) and totaled three tackles … led the team with a career-high 10 tackles, including a career-best eight solo tackles @ Bal (10/30) … making his third consecutive start, recorded four tackles vs. StL (11/6) … led all DBs with nine tackles, including one for loss @ SF (11/20) … had five tackles and his first pass defensed of the season vs. Dal (12/4) … made his eighth consecutive start for the injured Rhodes and had three tackles, including one for loss, and two special teams tackles vs. SF (12/11) … totaled two tackles and one special teams tackle vs. Cle (12/18) … with Rhodes inactive due to an ankle injury, made his ninth start of the season and collected five tackles in the season finale vs. Sea (1/1/12).
2010: Started one of 16 games played, recording 43 tackles, five passes defensed, one INT, one forced fumble and 12 special teams tackles … saw increased time after FS Kerry Rhodes was disqualified with just over four minutes left in the fourth quarter @ Atl (9/19) and recorded four tackles … registered one tackle, one pass defensed and tied for the team lead with two special teams tackles vs. Oak (9/26) … saw increased playing time with S Matt Ware injured and recorded four tackles vs. NO (10/10) … totaled six tackles and first career INT @ Min (11/7); INT came with the Vikings on the AZ two-yard line with 3:56 left in the third quarter … got first start of the season as part of a six DB formation vs. Sea (11/14) and recorded one tackle and one special teams tackle … recorded two tackles, one pass defensed and first career forced fumble that was recovered by FS Kerry Rhodes vs. Den (12/12) … had a season-high seven tackles and one pass defensed vs. Dal (12/25).
2009: Started one of 10 games played, contributing as a backup safety and on special teams … in first career game, finished with four tackles vs. SF (9/13) … recorded the first two special teams tackles of his career vs. Ind (9/27) … inactive for the next four games … registered one special teams tackle vs. Sea (11/15) … inactive @ StL (11/22) and @ Ten (11/29) … saw time on special teams and defense, recording one tackle vs. Min (12/6) ... played a bigger role on defense after S Matt Ware left the game with a knee injury early in the first quarter @ SF (12/14) … with Ware (knee) placed on injured reserve, saw more time at safety recording one tackle and the first pass defensed of his career @ Det (12/20) … made first career start for the injured Antrel Rolle (thigh) and led the team with nine tackles vs. GB (1/3/10) … inactive for both postseason games.
College: Started 31 of the 50 games he appeared in at Alabama, including his final 27 contests at FS … unanimous All-SEC first-team selection as a senior in 2008 … shared the Mal Moore Leadership Award with center Antoine Caldwell … given the President’s Award for perseverance in making outstanding contributions to the team’s success … started all 14 games at FS, ranking second on the team with 89 tackles (60 solos), including one sack and five tackles for loss … deflected 11 passes and ranked sixth in the SEC with five INTs for 125 yards (fifth-best season total in Tide annals) and tied the school season-record by returning two of those INTs for TDs … earned All-SEC first-team honors from the league’s coaches as a junior … named team captain and was chosen co-Defensive Player of the Year … started all 13 games at FS, leading the team with a career-high 94 tackles (57 solos) … ranked second in the conference and tied for 18th in the nation with six INTs (seventh-best single-season total in Alabama history) … played in 11 games as a sophomore … made the move to the defensive side of the ball as a freshman but played strictly on special teams during the season and appeared in 12 games … recorded eight tackles (five solos) and caused one fumble … redshirted as a freshman RB in 2004.
Personal: Lettered as a RB at Sulligent (AL) High School … during the 2014 offseason, held the fourth annual Walk-On to Champions Football Camp at Sulligent High School in support of his Walk-On to Champions Foundation … majored in Computer Science.