2012 (Junior): Appeared in all 11 games, mainly on special teams ... posted two tackles ... one tackle vs. Lafayette and Cornell ... earned team's Most Improved Defensive Player award at conclusion of 2013 spring practice.
2011 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 11 games, mainly on special teams ... made eight tackles ... six of eight tackles were solo ... recovered a fumble in fourth quarter of win at Princeton.
2010 (Freshman): Appeared in seven games ... saw additional playing time as season progressed ... recorded season-high two tackles vs. Lafayette ... posted team high-tying nine tackles in JV game vs. Lycoming ... also recorded one-half sack in that contest.
Steelton-Highspire High School: Three-year varsity starter on football team and four-year starter on baseball squad ... co-captain of football team as a senior and baseball team as a junior and senior ... helped football team to PIAA District 3 title and PIAA Class A state championship in 2007 and 2008.
Personal: Matthew Jerome Johnson ... born Feb. 26, 1992 in Harrisburg, Pa. ... son of Gary and Barbara Johnson ... has two brothers, Gus and Andy ... majoring in psychology.