#18 Javarie Johnson
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 248
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
High School: Dunbar HS
Experience: 2 Letters
Career Statistics Career Statistics

NEW MEXICO: An athletic linebacker who has excellent size and possesses the physical tools to become a standout player in the conference ... has an opportunity to put it all together in 2014 and become a player to watch in the Mountain West ... fully recovered from a torn ACL on the first play of the 2011 season and his size is reminiscent of another Lobo defender who played in the late 1990s -- Brian Urlacher ... sat out the 2010 season after transferring from the University of Maryland ... played on the scout team in 2010.

2013 (JUNIOR): Named to Phil Steele's preseason All-Mountain West fourth team, Johnson turned in his most productive season as a Lobo ... started all 12 games at outside linebacker and finished with 45 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and one sack ... also had two quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles ... his first forced fumble came in the opener against UTSA, in which teammate SaQwan Edwards scooped up the ball and ran 45 yards for a touchdown ... second on the team with two forced fumbles ... had a career-high seven tackles against UTEP ... made a career-high four unassisted tackles against Fresno State.

2012 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 13 games ... finished with 23 tackles and was second on the team with 4.5 sacks and third with 6.5 tackles for loss ... finished with two solo tackles, both of which were for a loss and one of which was a sack, against Wyoming on Nov. 10 ... led the Lobos with two tackles for a loss, including one sack, against Fresno State on Oct. 27 ... finished the contest against the Bulldogs with five solo tackles ... recorded three tackles (one solo, two assist) against Air Force on Oct. 20 ... was credited with the first solo sack of his career against Texas State on Oct. 6 ... recorded his first career sack when he split a third-down sack with Reggie Ellis in the second quarter against New Mexico State on Sept. 22 ... led the Lobos with three unassisted tackles vs. Southern on Sept. 1 in his first action since tearing his ACL against Colorado State on the first play of the 2011 season ... finished with four tackles against the Jaguars.

2011 (FRESHMAN): Had solid spring and fall practice sessions and was on the two-deep at LB before his injury in the the season opener.

HIGH SCHOOL: Originally signed with Maryland and had enrolled early to participate in spring drills ... was a four-star recruit coming out of Dunbar Senior High School and was listed as the top high school prospect in the Washington, D.C., area.