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Player Profile: Kyron Johnson

#15 Kyron Johnson

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Position: Linebacker
Height: 6-1
Weight: 230
Class: Senior
Hometown: Arlington, TX
High School: Lamar

2019 (Jr.): Indiana State: Started at linebacker in the season opener … Had three total tackles … Coastal Carolina: Recorded a career-high five tackles (all solos) vs. the Chanticleers … Also matched his career best in tackles-for-loss (TFL) with one on the evening … at Boston College: Set a new career high in tackles against the Eagles, totaling seven (three solo, four assisted) … Also recorded one TFL of two yards … West Virginia: One of three KU players to record nine tackles (five solo, four assisted) against the Mountaineers, to lead the team’s defensive effort and record a new career high … Also had one TFL for a WVU loss of four yards … Added one quarterback hurry to his stat line, the first of his collegiate career … at TCU: Contributed seven total tackles (two solo, five assisted) … Registered 0.5 TFL for a Horned Frog loss of a yard … Oklahoma: Matched his season and career high with a quarterback hurry against the Sooners … Made four total tackles (three solo, one assisted) on the afternoon … at Texas: Had one solo and two assisted tackles for a total of three against the Longhorns … Texas Tech: Tallied six solo stops in KU’s Homecoming victory … Also recorded his fourth TFL of the season, and eighth of his career, against the Red Raiders … Kansas State: Made a single solo tackle against the Wildcats … at Oklahoma State: Matched his season/career highs with a quarterback hurry against the nationally ranked Cowboys … Contributed three solo stops to KU’s defensive effort in Stillwater … at Iowa State: Assisted on a tackle in Ames against the Cyclones … Baylor: Helped lead the Jayhawks’ defensive effort against the Bears by making six total tackles (five solo and one assisted), as well as making his first sack and first pass breakup of the season.

2018 (So.): Nicholls: Earned his first-career start … Recorded his first-career sack against the Colonels … Credited with three solo tackles and a fumble recovery on a muffed punt … at Central Michigan: Credited with three tackles, one solo, against the Chippewas … Rutgers: Finished the game with two tackles, including 1.0 tackles-for-loss … Also credited with a pass breakup and a forced fumble in the win … at Baylor: Recorded one tackle … Oklahoma State: Credited with one tackle … at West Virginia: Recorded one sack on the quarterback … at Texas Tech: Recorded two tackles with one TFL … TCU: Totaled two tackles and a pass breakup … Iowa State: Recorded one tackle … Texas: Recorded one tackle.

2018 (So.): Nicholls: Earned his first-career start … Recorded his first-career sack against the Colonels … Credited with three solo tackles and a fumble recovery on a muffed punt … at Central Michigan: Credited with three tackles, one solo, against the Chippewas … Rutgers: Finished the game with two tackles, including 1.0 tackles-for-loss … Also credited with a pass breakup and a forced fumble in the win … at Baylor: Recorded one tackle … Oklahoma State: Credited with one tackle … at West Virginia: Recorded one sack on the quarterback … at Texas Tech: Recorded two tackles with one TFL … TCU: Totaled two tackles and a pass breakup … Iowa State: Recorded one tackle … Texas: Recorded one tackle.

2017 (Fr.): Played in all 12 games on both defense and special teams … Had a total of 17 tackles, including 12 solo tackles, 0.5 TFL and one forced fumble … SEMO: Recorded three solo tackles … Central Michigan: Had one solo tackle … at Ohio: Had two tackles and 0.5 TFL … West Virginia: Recorded one tackle … Texas Tech: Tied his career high with three tackles, including two solo hits … at Iowa State: Tallied two tackles … K-State: Recorded two solo tackles … at Texas: Had two solo tackles … Recorded a forced fumble on special teams … Oklahoma: Had one solo tackle.

High School: Received three-star recognition from Rivals.com… Transitioned to linebacker as a junior at Arlington Lamar High School… Accumulated 125 tackles as a senior under head coach Laben Delay… Named to the District 4-6A First Team by district coaches as a senior.

Personal: Son of Broderic and Stephanie Johnson… Has one sibling, Kayron… Intends to major in pre-medicine with professional aspirations of becoming a neurosurgeon… Chose Kansas over interest from SMU.