Redshirt Senior (2012): Played in two games ... had two tackles against UAB.
Redshirt Junior (2011): Played in nine games, making three solo stops ... Had tackles against North Texas, Marshall and Tulsa.
Sophomore (2010): Played in nine games, primarily on special teams ... Recorded two tackles against Texas State ... Posted a tackle against UTEP ... Had a season-high four stops vs. Mississippi State ... Recorded two tackles at SMU.
Redshirt Freshman (2009): Competed in each of the first five games before being sidelined with injury ... Finished with seven tackles against Northwestern State during the season opener... Recorded five tackles against Texas Tech... Moved into the starting lineup after injury shelved Matt Nicholson for the remainder of the season ... Made his first start at C-USA rival UTEP ... Finished with four tackles and a pass breakup against the Miners ... Recorded six solo tackles but was lost for the rest of the season with a knee injury at Mississippi State.
Freshman (2008): Sat out as a redshirt.
High School: Competed for coaches Tim Finn and Joe Kettler at Texas City High ... Ranked No. 124 nationally by Scout.com ... Member of the Houston Chronicle Area Top-110 team ... Named First-Team All-District as a senior ... Led the team in tackles with 116 ... Was selected as Team Captain while being named to the All-County squad ... Helped lead team to a 12-2 record in 2007... Participated in track and was named Most Improved.
Personal: Full name is Kristopher Ethan Johnson ... Born Sept 12, 1989, in Galveston, Texas ... Son of Kyle and Tami Johnston ... Brother, Kyle, played football at SMU for two years ... Cousin, Justin Douglas, played football at Texas A&M for two years ... Also recruited by Northwestern, Notre Dame, Texas Tech and Arizona ... Ran a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash ... Majoring in kinesiology-sports administration
Johnston's Career Bests
Tackles: 7, vs. Northwestern State (9-5-09)
Pass Breakups: 1, at UTEP (10-3-09)