2013 SENIOR SEASON: Returned to the Minnesota lineup against UNLV after suffering a torn ACL in November 2012 recorded three solo tackles, one tackle-for-loss and blocked a PAT against UNLV made three tackles at New Mexico State, which including 1.5 tackles-for-loss recorded three tackles, including one tackle-for-loss against Western Illinois made one tackle against San Jose State and two solo tackles against Iowa assisted on one tackle at Michigan totaled two solo tackles at Northwestern and against Nebraska made three tackles at Indiana started against Penn State and made one tackle started against Wisconsin and made two tackles, both of which were for a loss competed at Michigan State.
2012 JUNIOR SEASON: Played in 10 games made 21 tackles, 5.0 tackles-for-loss and two sacks Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota debut at UNLV and made three tackles made two tackles against New Hampshire and Western Michigan recorded his first career sack against Syracuse saw action at Iowa and vs. Northwestern, but did not record any statistics recorded two tackles at Wisconsin, vs. Purdue and vs. Michigan recovered a fumble and made a career-high seven tackles at Illinois suffered a season-ending injury in practice after the Illinois game and missed the rest of the season.
PREVIOUS SCHOOLS: Transferred from Butler County Community College earned first-team All-Jayhawk Conference honors as a sophomore recorded 27 total tackles, including 7.0 tackles-for-loss and 3.0 sacks in 2011 also tallied a forced fumble, recovered a fumble and broke up one pass during his sophomore campaign helped lead Butler to a No. 2 final ranking and a win in the Citizen's Bank Bowl Grizzlies finished 2011 with an 11-1 mark, winning the conference and region titles coached by Troy Morrell at BCC played his freshman season at Western Carolina started 10 of 11 games at WCU as a true freshman recorded 45 total tackles, eight tackles-for-loss and two sacks in 2010.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played his senior season at Byrnes High School named a three-star prospect by Rivals.com tallied nearly 160 tackles and 16 sacks, while earning Area Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior recorded 150 tackles, including 95 solo stops, as a junior at Camden (S.C.) High School recorded more than 300 total tackles in his high school career.
PERSONAL: Roland Johnson was born May 14, 1992 son of Rochella Johnson business and marketing education major.
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