NEW MEXICO: Returning starter on the offensive line who is poised to have a monster senior season in 2013 ... an all-conference candidate who needs to continue along the same path of improvement on the field and in the weight room ... consistently graded out the highest of all offensive linemen in 2012 ... redshirted in 2009.
2013 (SENIOR):Named preseason third team All-Mountain West by both Phil Steele and College Sports Madness ... started all 12 games for the Lobos and finished his career with 29 straight starts … led the offensive line in overall grade for each of the first six games of the season … finished with 75 knockdown blocks to help pave the way for the No. 4 rushing attack in the nation (308.8 ypg) … only missed 10 assignments in 845 plays for a final assignment grade of 99 percent … despite playing left tackle, was not penalized for holding all season … had a tremendous start to the season against UTSA on Aug. 31, leading the line in overall grade, technique grade, assignment and knockdown blocks (12) … was perfect on assignment and graded out highest overall on the line for his work against UNLV on Sept. 28 as the Lobos rushed for 497 yards … received the highest overall grade on the line when UNM rushed for 541 yards against New Mexico State on Oct. 5 … led the team with six knockdown blocks at Fresno State on Nov. 23 … started 38 games in his Lobo career and earned Honorable Mention All-Mountain West honors following the season.
2012 (JUNIOR): Started 12 of 13 games at left tackle ... earned All-Mountain West honorable mention honors as he helped UNM finish No. 5 in the country in rushing offense at an average of 301.3 yards per game ... played 844 snaps with an overall grade of 83 percent and 120 knockdown blocks ... received the highest overall grade on the offensive line against Wyoming on Nov. 10, grading out at 86 percent ... finished with a grade of 97 percent on assignments and was credited with nine knockdown blocks ... once again received the highest overall grade among lineman, recording an 81 percent against UNLV on Nov. 3 ... graded out at 84 percent effort, which also led the team, and was credited with five knockdown blocks vs. the Rebels ... led the team in three grading areas against Fresno State on Oct. 27: technique (72 percent), effort (85 percent), and overall (85 percent) ... tied for second on the team with an assignment grade of 99 percent on 71 plays against the Bulldogs ... also led the team with 13 knockdown blocks against Fresno ... once again led the way for Lobo offensive linemen, receiving an overall grade of 91 percent for his play at Air Force on Oct. 20 ... was one of two Lobos to grade out at 100 percent on assignments against the Falcons, and finished second with 11 knockdown blocks as UNM rushed for a season-high 409 yards ... tied for the team lead with a grade of 99 percent assignment and in knockdown blocks with 11 against Hawaii on Oct. 13 ... led the team with an overall grade of 83 percent against the Warriors as the Lobos ran for over 300 yards for the fourth straight week ... was perfect on assignments (in 62 plays) for the fourth straight week against Texas State on Oct. 6 ... led the team with an overall grade of 88 percent and also tied for the team lead with 10 knockdown blocks against the Bobcats ... was awarded a grade of 100 percent assignment for the third straight week as the Lobos rushed for 330 yards against No. 24 Boise State on Sept. 29 ... finished with an overall grade of 73 percent and five knockdown blocks against the Broncos ... graded out at 100 percent assignment against New Mexico State on Sept. 22, the second straight week he received a perfect score in that area ... led the Lobos with an overall grade of 87 percent, and tied for second on the team with 12 knockdown blocks against the Aggies ... started at right tackle against Southern on Sept. 1 ... turned in the best performance among the starting linemen with 87 percent overall grade and a 100 percent grade on assignments in 46 plays...led the team with 10 knockdown blocks. 2011 (SOPHOMORE): Started at left guard during the season opener but then made the move to right tackle for four starts during a seven-game span...made two starts in the final four games at left tackle, including the season finale vs. No. 8 Boise State. 2010 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN):Due to injuries, was forced into action midway through the year and started the final six games at right tackle...logged 610 plays and gained valuable experience.
HIGH SCHOOL:Late bloomer who only played two years of high school football...all-district offensive tackle as a senior in 2008...participated in the U.S. Army Redstick Bowl, a postseason all-star game in Baton Rouge...played for head coach Mike Roach.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 10, 1991, in Baton Rouge...full name is Darryl Lloyd Johnson Jr...son of Shirley Gilmore Johnson...interested in Electrical Engineering.