Record: 10-3 Home: 4-1 Away: 5-1 Neutral: 1-1 MSFA: 6-1
#8 Wayne Johnson
Wayne Johnson Image
Fighting Saint Profile
Height:
5-7
Weight:
145
Class:
SR
Position:
DB
Hometown:
McConnells, SC
High School:
York H.S
 

At USF:

2010:
Named to the first unit of the AFCA/NAIA Coaches All-America team after an outstanding junior season … The second USF player in three seasons (Clayton Norberg in 2008) to receive the distinguished recognition … Was one of just five juniors to be named to the 25-man squad … Only the sixth USF player to be named a first-team All-American and just the second since 1993 … Also named a second-team All-American by NAIA coaches on the Victory Sports Network All-America team … The national honor came after he was named first-team All-MSFA/Midwest League … Tied for fifth in the nation in most interceptions per game averaging 0.7 picks per contest with his 7 interceptions in 10 games. Three came in a 17-10 MSFA/Midwest League victory over Grand View with Johnson earning the league's defensive player of the week award for that performance ... Broke up another eight passes during the year to go along with his 29 tackles (1.5 for loss) and two fumble recoveries on the season … Posted a season-best 5 tackles in lidlifter at Marian … In addition to the 3 interceptions vs. Grand View, he also had a pair of picks in the home win over Quincy … Other picks came against Saint Xavier and McKendree.

2009: Returned to USF after spending the 2008 fall semester at York Technical College near his home in South Carolina … An honorable mention All-MSFA pick after leading the Saints with 4 interceptions and half a dozen pass breakups … Also finished with 30 total tackles, including 19 solos … Two of the picks came in the 62-20 win over Olivet Nazarene on Oct. 24 … Registered a season-best 6 tackles in a home loss to eventual national semifinalist Saint Xavier … Also had 5 stops in the one-point loss at home to St. Ambrose … Led the Saints with 24 kickoff returns for 463 yards and an average of 19.3 yards per runback.

2007: A key player in the Saints' defensive secondary … Collected 26 tackles, the fifth-most among USF defensive backs … Was second on the club with 5 pass deflections … Also had a key interception to seal USF's 13-6 victory over Trinity International as his only pick of the year stopped TIU's final drive and final attempt to tie the game … Also returned 13 kickoffs for 278 yards, with a long runback of 41 yards.

In H.S.:  H.S. coach: John Barrett … A three-sport athlete at York Comprehensive High … Lettered in football, basketball and track … Captained the football team as a senior and won awards for attitude and effort … Named an All-Region 3, Division 4A player his senior season … Led team with 87 tackles that year, adding 3 interceptions, 2 sacks and 9 pass breakups … Offensively, he hauled in 22 receptions for 325 yards and 3 touchdowns … Also threw one touchdown pass for 76 yards … Was the starting point guard for two season on York's basketball team … Also a member of the school's South Carolina state champion 4x100 relay team in track.

Other: Born 12-9-88 … Majoring in recreation administration with a concentration in sport operations.


(Tackles)       UT        AT         TT          TFL        INT
2007               22          4          26            0           1
2008              19         11          30            1           4
2010              16         13          29          1.5          7
Totals            57         28          81          2.5         12

(KR)             Ret.       Yds.        Avg.          L        TD
2007              13         278        21.4         41         0
2009              24         463        19.3         35         0
Totals            37         741        20.0         41         0

2011 Football Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownHigh School
1Deonta StevensSOWR6-2175Chicago, ILRobeson H.S
2Pete DamianiJRLB5-11202New Lenox, ILLincoln-Way Central H.S.
3Desmond PageJRWR6-1200Columbus, OHBriggs H.S
4Garen DemerySRRB5-8194El Cajon, CAValhalla H.S
5Connor KrischJRRB6-0224Plainfield, ILJoliet Catholic Academy
6Willie McCalebbJRLB5-9189Mulberry, FLMulberry H.S
7Anthony HubertSORB5-11199Quincy, FLWest Gadsden H.S
8Wayne JohnsonSRDB5-7145McConnells, SCYork H.S
9Martelle PrinceJRLB6-2211Orlando, FLColonial H.S
10Fred GriggsSOLB5-11192Tallahassee, FLRickards H.S
11Lexus JacksonFRWR6-0162University Park, ILCrete-Monee H.S
12Ryne Van GennepFRQB6-2190Mokena, ILLincoln-Way East H.S
13Toney BrownSODB5-10175Mulberry, FLMulberry H.S
14E.J. WhiteSOQB6-1175St. Cloud, FLSt. Cloud H.S
15Stephen PelaezJRLB6-0203Spring Hill, FLNature Coast H.S
17Jesse GrooverSODB6-0190Dallas, GAEast Paulding H.S
18Kevin FlackSOQB5-9209Freeport, ILFreeport H.S
19Adam TondiniJRLB6-0201Morris, ILMorris H.S
20Stanley PheteauJRDB5-11204Arlington Heights, ILRolling Meadows H.S
21Christian HarneySODB6-0194Lehigh Acres, FLRiverdale H.S
22Awal UmaruFRDB5-9173Atlanta, GAEast Paulding H.S
23Chalmers OscarJRDB5-10188Highland Park, ILHighland Park H.S
24Jeffrey OscarJRDB5-10180Highland Park, ILHighland Park H.S
25John MageeFRDB6-0170Plainfield, ILPlainfield South H.S
26Ryan GreerFRLB6-0204Desert Hot Springs, CADesert Hot Springs
27Michael RogersSRK/P5-10175St. Cloud, FLHarmony H.S
28Jesse HoganFRDB5-11180Lawrenceville, GAGrayson H.S
29Josh ManderSOLB6-2222Plainfield, ILJoliet Catholic Academy
30Corey GualandiSOLB6-0220Elwood, ILJoliet Township H.S
31Thomas WhiteFRDB5-11180North Fort Myers, FLRiverdale H.S
32Brandon GreerFRRB5-9161Chicago, ILChicago Vocational H.S
33Eric DavisFRDL6-2222Westmont, ILWestmont H.S
34Nikolas DiazFRRB5-8183Palos Hills, ILStagg H.S
35Brian GreenJRLB5-9189Steger, ILBloom Trail H.S
36Mason MarshallFRP6-3190La Grange, GALa Grange H.S.
38Sean MurrayFRK/P5-8165Phoenix, AZShadow Mountain H.S.
39Chris PyzalskiJRDB6-2180Romeoville, ILRomeoville H.S
40Keith ElliotFRDB5-10173Chicago, ILWalther Lutheran H.S
41Michael BarrySRLB5-8200New Lenox, ILProvidence Catholic H.S
42Drew TondiniJRLB6-0218Morris, ILMorris H.S
44Jeff CascellaFRDL6-5215Melrose Park, ILWest Leyden H.S
45Sean LeslieSRDL6-1252Chicago, ILSt. Rita H.S
46Luis SantanaJRLB5-10199Waukegan, ILWaukegan H.S
47Troy GrangerSODB5-10175Morris, ILMorris H.S
48Kenneth MasonFRLB6-0205Oak Lawn, ILBrooks H.S
49Lavell RileySODB6-0185Chicago, ILClark H.S
50Gavin ProkopecJROL6-4256St. Cloud, FLSt. Cloud H.S
51Josh GreenbackJRLB5-10187Elwood, ILJoliet Catholic Academy
52J.C. ShoopSROL6-3256Sebring, FLSebring H.S
53Jamal GrahamFRLB5-9190Chicago, ILDe La Salle Institute
54Tad KabinskiFRLB6-1195Ottawa, ILOttawa H.S
55James BowmanSRDL6-1295Chicago, ILFenger Academy
57Kyle SandersSROL6-0254Elgin, ILDriscoll Catholic H.S
58Albert CruseFRDL6-2201Chicago, ILHubbard H.S
60Marcus WinstonFROL6-0255Chicago, ILKing H.S
61Nicholas LarkinFRLB5-8189Joliet, ILJoliet West H.S
63Ellis GaryFRDL6-3253Chicago, ILPerspectives Charter-Calumet
65Sammie SabbahFROL6-0265Bolingbrook, ILBolingbrook H.S
66Tim PlettSRDL6-3230Johnsburg, ILJohnsburg H.S
67Doug SpachtJROL6-4260Long Beach, CAPoly H.S
68David ZanatoJROL5-10265Lithia, FLDurant H.S
69Brandon CottonFROL6-3327Bolingbrook, ILBolingbrook H.S
70Kendall RobinsonFROL6-3326Chicago, ILProsser H.S
71Matt LydaySROL6-3270Wilmington, ILWilmington H.S
72Stephen HeapJROL6-0281Braidwood, ILReed-Custer H.S
74John MeadeFROL6-5230Minooka, ILMinooka H.S
76Daniel SearsSOOL6-4292Manhattan, ILLincoln-Way Central H.S
77Andrew DoerrJROL6-4307Naperville, ILNaperville Central H.S
78Austin AndrewsFROL5-10246Joliet, ILJoliet West H.S
79Kyle PossediFROL6-3294Plainfield, ILPlainfield North H.S
80Luke GundersenSOTE6-3244Plainfield, ILPlainfield South H.S
81Dustin GreenwellSOTE6-4240Fort Myers, FLRiverdale H.S
82Marco MendozaSRDL6-1229Tampa, FLTampa Catholic H.S
83Josh BellFRWR6-3183Cahokia, ILCahokia H.S
84Jason CampbellJRWR5-9182University Park, ILCrete-Monee H.S
85Richard HighlandJRWR5-9158Joliet, ILJoliet Township H.S
86Elliot AllenSOWR6-2202Channahon, ILMinooka H.S
87Shane LagaFRWR6-5230Belvidere, ILBoylan Central Catholic H.S
88Eddie OrtizJRWR5-9170Chicago, ILSt. Patrick H.S.
89Corbin OrrFRWR6-5200Forest, INClinton Central H.S
90Antwione SmithFRDL6-3206Hazel Crest, ILHillcrest H.S
91David MaloneSRDL6-3260St. Petersburg, FLGibbs H.S
92Tyler NicholsFRTE6-0208Elwood, ILJoliet Central H.S
94Navi UhatafeSRDL6-2234St. Petersburg, FLGibbs H.S
96Kyle AdermannFRDL6-1205Wilmington, ILWilmington H.S
97Mike SmithJRDL6-4190Homer Glen, ILProvidence Catholic H.S
98Sean KeaseyFRDL6-2200Edwardsville, ILEdwardsville H.S
99Jeremy HaynesFRDL6-2250Chicago, ILDunlap H.S
Joe Curry - Head Coach - 7th season
Jeff Knowles - Assistant Coach - 4th season
Tom Sallay - Assistant Coach - 6th season
Will Cinelli - Assistant Coach - 3rd season
Erick Ware - Assistant Coach - 2nd season
Dan Cepek - Assistant Coach - 2nd season
Mike Curry - Assistant Coach - 2nd season
Clayton Norberg - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Mike Woodward - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Ron Novak - Recruiting Assistant - 1st season
Sean Chase - Student Assistant - 1st season
Robert Gilbert - Student Assistant - 1st season
Sarita Hogan - Manager - 4th season
Monica Flynn - Manager - 2nd season
Kaitlyn Damiani - Manager - 2nd season
Lynette Peterson - Manager - 1st season