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

· 2013 honorable mention All-Conference USA
· Program’s all-time leader in tackles for loss (14), forced fumbles (7) and fumble recoveries (4) in addition to ranking second in interceptions (4).
· Has had a hand in a total of 13 turnovers (nine fumbles/four INTs) in the first 33 games of his career

Junior (2013)
Played in all 12 contests (11 starts) and earned honorable mention All-Conference USA laurels … racked up 70 tackles (25 solos/45 assists), including three for loss … also was a part of three turnovers (1 INT/1 FR/1 FF) in addition to breaking up a pair of passes … recorded UTSA’s first interception of the year against UAB (Oct. 26) and added a season-high 10 stops in that contest … recovered a muffed punt in the end zone for his first career touchdown the following week at Tulsa (Nov. 2) … also had nine-tackle performances against Rice (Oct. 12) and at North Texas (Nov. 23).

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 … graduated this past summer with an exercise science degree and has been accepted in UTSA’s master of business administration (MBA) program for the fall.

Career Statistics
Year    G/GS    TT (S/A)    TFLs (Yds)    Sacks    FF/FR    INT    PBU    BLK    
2013    12/11    70 (25/45)    3.0 (10)    0.0    1/1    1    2    0    
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    33/29    202 (100/102)    17.0 (57)    1.5    7/4    4    10    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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