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Defensive Back DJ Johnson Inks Deal with Predators

Saturday February 28, 2015

 Preds Strengthen Secondary with Addition of DB DJ Johnson

– Feb. 28, 2015 – The Orlando Predators have announced that the team has agreed to terms with second-year defensive back James “DJ” Johnson.

Johnson (6-0, 200, Texas Tech) spent the 2014 season with the San Antonio Talons, where he accumulated 32.5 total tackles with 13 pass breakups, four interceptions, one fumble recovery, and one forced fumble.

“DJ is a fluid athlete for a player of his size and has great physical talent,” said Head Coach Rob Keefe. “With that year of experience under his belt, I expect DJ to take great strides in 2015.”

A native of Austin, Texas, Johnson played collegiately at Texas Tech University, where he was a two-time All-Big 12 Conference selection. As a senior in 2012, he registered 90 tackles with one sack, two tackles for loss, five pass breakups, and two interceptions. A three-year starter for the Red Raiders, Johnson collected 239 total tackles with one sack, 4.5 tackles for loss, 18 pass breakups, eight interceptions, and four forced fumbles over the course of his collegiate career.

The Orlando Predators 2015 season opener against the Philadelphia Soul is scheduled for 7:00pm on Sunday, March 29 at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando. Tickets are available for purchase by calling 844-455-PRED (7733).

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The 2014 South Division Champion Orlando Predators enters its 24th season as Central Florida’s most exciting and innovative professional sports franchise. Proud members of the Arena Football League, the Predators have achieved unprecedented success on the field. Orlando has advanced to the AFL playoffs a league-leading 22 times in their history while securing seven conference championships, including two ArenaBowl Championship victories in 1998 and 2000.