Roland Johnson
Roland Johnson


Camden, S.C.

High School:
Byrnes HS

Last College:
Butler County CC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 286

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Minnesota Races Past UNLV 51-23 in Season Opener

Ra'Shede Hageman blocked a field goal that Martez Shabazz picked up and raced for a 78-yard touchdown in the third quarter


Gophers Release Depth Chart, Injury Report

Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29


Texas Bowl: Minnesota vs. Syracuse 12.27.13

Texas Bowl: Minnesota vs. Syracuse 12.27.13


Gopher Football vs. Michigan, Nov. 3

Photos from Gopher Football vs. the Michigan Wolverines on Nov. 3, 2012 at TCF Bank Stadium.

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Game-By-Game Stats (PDF)

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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