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#22 Nic Johnston
Position: Safety
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Coppell, Texas
High School: Coppell HS

· Program’s all-time leader with 14 tackles for loss

Sophomore (2012)
Saw action in 11 games and started eight … did not play in the season opener at South Alabama (Sept. 1) … led the team with four forced fumbles, ranked second with five TFLs and was third with 73 stops (45 solos/28 assists) … also recorded five pass breakups, an interception and a sack … blocked a punt at Idaho (Nov. 17)… racked up a career-high 12 tackles at #22 Louisiana Tech … posted 10 stops, including a sack, against McNeese State (Nov. 10) … registered a half dozen tackles and two TFLs, forced a fumble, picked off a pass and broke up three throws at New Mexico State (Sept. 29).

Freshman (2011)
Started all 10 tilts … ranked fourth on the team with 59 tackles (30 solos/29 assists) and his nine for loss stood second … added three fumble recoveries, two interceptions and a pair of forced fumbles … also defended three passes and registered a half sack … had a season-high 11 stops (5 solos/6 assists), including 2.5 for loss, against Georgia State (Oct. 29) … racked up 10 (5 solos) more two weeks later at McNeese State (Nov. 12) … recovered two fumbles, picked off a pass and forced a fumble against Bacone (Sept. 24) … other interception came against Minot State (Nov. 19)… redshirted in 2010.

Prior To UTSA
A 2009 first-team Dallas Morning News all-area choice … led one of Metroplex’s top defenses with 105 tackles (61 solo), three for loss, 14 pass breakups and seven interceptions … also was named the District 6-5A Defensive Most Valuable Player … coached by Joe McBride.

Personal
Born Dec. 13, 1991 … son of Dianne and Chris Johnston … exercise science major.

Career Statistics
Year    G/GS    TT (S/A)    TFLs (Yds)    Sacks    FF/FR    INT    PBU    BLK    
2012    11/8    73 (45/28)    5.0 (18)    1.0    4/0    1    5    1    
2011    10/10    59 (30/29)    9.0 (29)    0.5    2/3    2    3    0    
Total    21/18    132 (75/57)    14.0 (47)    1.5    6/3    3    8    1    

Career Highs
Tackles: 12, at #22 Louisiana Tech (11/3/12)
Tackles For Loss: 2.5, vs. Georgia State (10/29/11)
Fumble Recoveries: 2, vs. Bacone (9/24/11) ^
Pass Breakups: 3, at New Mexico State (9/29/12) ^
^ UTSA record

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