22 - Najja Johnson
Najja Johnson
Height: 6-0
Weight: 187
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
High School: Marietta
Position: DB

Hoof Prints: Has blossomed into one of the top defensive backs in the MAC...led the MAC in interceptions in 2012 with five...named to the 2013 Jim Thorpe Award Watch List...originally a walk on.

Junior (2012): Continued to grow as a premiere cornerback, starting in all 12 games for the team... led the team and the Mid-American Conference in interceptions, with five, which ranked 13th nationally... finished second among UB’s defensive secondary players in tackles, with 43 (27 solo)... made a pair of tackles and picked off a pass against Kent State (9/19)... stunted a potential scoring drive with an acrobatic interception on the road against Ohio, also adding in four tackles (10/6)... picked off a pass in the closing seconds to help the Bulls seal a win over Massachusetts (11/17)... made the SportsCenter Top 10 with a jaw-dropping interception in the season finale at Bowling Green, adding a second interception and a season-high seven tackles against the Falcons (11/23). 

Sophomore (2011): Earned the starting cornerback job in the preseason and posted outstanding numbers, including 39 tackles (31 solo)... started in all 12 games for the team... led the Mid-American Conference with 15 pass breakups, which also ranked nationally... had three tackles (one for loss) against Pittsburgh (9/3)... broke up a career-high four passes and made four tackles against Ball State (9/17)... set a career high with seven total tackles and added three breakups against Tennessee (10/1)... recorded his first interception of the season against Akron, picking off a pass in the endzone and returning it out 31 yards (11/19). 

Redshirt Freshman (2010): Made three tackles for the season, two solo.

Freshman (2009): Redshirted in his first season at Buffalo.