Johnson Dismissed from Football Team
Kevin Johnson had 17 tackles in the first 6 games.
Clemson, SC-Clemson starting cornerback Kevin Johnson has been
dismissed from the Clemson team. Head Coach Tommy Bowden made the
announcement on Wednesday.
"Kevin Johnson has been dismissed from the team for the
remainder of the season for a violation of team rules in a matter
related to academics," said Bowden.
Johnson had started five off the first six games and had 17 tackles
and three passes broken up. He did not have an interception. The
native of Orangeburg, SC started eight of the 10 games he played in
during the 2001 season and had 41 tackles and one interception. He
played 12 games as a freshman in 2000 and made 16 tackles, most of
which came on special teams.
Justin Miller, a first-year freshman from Owensboro, KY, will
start in Johnson's place at cornerback on Saturday against Wake
Forest. Miller is the only first-year freshman to play this season
and he has 19 tackles in six games.
He has two interceptions, second on the team, and has four passes
broken up for six total passes defensed, also second on the team.
This will be Miller's first start on defense. He started on offense
in the victory over Louisiana Tech. He has played 155 snaps on
defense so far this year compared to the 247 for Johnson.
Sophomore Ryan Hemby will serve as Miller's backup at cornerback.
Secondary Depth Chart
CB 2 BRIAN MANCE 5-11 185 Sr.
24 Jamaal Fudge 5-10 180 *Fr.
ROV 42 ALTROY BODRICK 6-1 215 *Gr.
48 Kelvin Morris 6-4 220 Jr.
33 Ronny Delusme 6-1 200 *So.
FS 3 ERIC MEEKINS 6-3 197 Sr.
29 Travis Pugh 6-1 190 So.
34 Charles Harper 5-10 180 *Jr.
CB 9 JUSTIN MILLER 5-11 180 Fr.
22 Ryan Hemby 5-10 166 *So.