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Player Info

Dontae Johnson
CB #36
Height:
6-2
Weight:
200
Age:
25
College:
North Carolina State
Hometown:
Pennington, NJ
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
15
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Biography

Goldmine

  • During the 2016 offseason, Johnson formed a special relationship with Will Randleman, a young man who suffered a traumatic neck injury while playing youth football in the Bay Area. Initially, Johnson was expecting his visit with Will to be a somber one. However, he was greeted by something unexpected. “He was in such amazing spirits. When I was talking to him, I saw his passion and love for football. We connected over that,” said Johnson. When Johnson visits Will, the two talk about the injury, but also go much deeper into their friendship. “We’re friends now. It’s amazing that we’ve opened up to each other. I’ve honestly learned so much from him,” Johnson continued. “His attitude has really made me cherish and value the opportunity that I have. I just want to help any way I can and let him know he’s not fighting this alone.”
  • Hauling in 50 passes for 600 yards and 13 touchdowns is an impressive stat-line for a two-way player, which is exactly what Johnson was in high school. He split time as a receiver and defensive back during his time at Pennington Prep (NJ) High School. What made Johnson focus his attention on the defensive side of the ball moving forward? He credited a defensive mentality. Johnson said, “I was more of a physical player. Just the fact that I liked playing defense better. Playing basketball, I had a defensive mindset. So, I guess it just translated to football. I always had a defensive mindset.” 
  • Johnson, a sports management and business administration major, spent the summer prior to his senior year as a sports marketing intern with French West Vaughan, a marketing/public relations firm based out of Raleigh, NC. During his internship, he worked with some high-profile athletes and clients which provided great experience. “I actually got to do a few things with MoGo, the flavored mouthpiece that [former 49ers QB] Colin [Kaepernick] wears. I did that and then I did a few things for [Cincinnati Bengals DT] Geno Atkins, getting him some suits for the ESPY’s.” Johnson believes if he weren’t a professional football player, that he had found his calling in sports marketing. He said, “That was definitely something I would do. Just the interaction with players and businesses, I felt like that was cool.”

Goldmine

  • During the 2016 offseason, Johnson formed a special relationship with Will Randleman, a young man who suffered a traumatic neck injury while playing youth football in the Bay Area. Initially, Johnson was expecting his visit with Will to be a somber one. However, he was greeted by something unexpected. “He was in such amazing spirits. When I was talking to him, I saw his passion and love for football. We connected over that,” said Johnson. When Johnson visits Will, the two talk about the injury, but also go much deeper into their friendship. “We’re friends now. It’s amazing that we’ve opened up to each other. I’ve honestly learned so much from him,” Johnson continued. “His attitude has really made me cherish and value the opportunity that I have. I just want to help any way I can and let him know he’s not fighting this alone.”
  • Hauling in 50 passes for 600 yards and 13 touchdowns is an impressive stat-line for a two-way player, which is exactly what Johnson was in high school. He split time as a receiver and defensive back during his time at Pennington Prep (NJ) High School. What made Johnson focus his attention on the defensive side of the ball moving forward? He credited a defensive mentality. Johnson said, “I was more of a physical player. Just the fact that I liked playing defense better. Playing basketball, I had a defensive mindset. So, I guess it just translated to football. I always had a defensive mindset.” 
  • Johnson, a sports management and business administration major, spent the summer prior to his senior year as a sports marketing intern with French West Vaughan, a marketing/public relations firm based out of Raleigh, NC. During his internship, he worked with some high-profile athletes and clients which provided great experience. “I actually got to do a few things with MoGo, the flavored mouthpiece that [former 49ers QB] Colin [Kaepernick] wears. I did that and then I did a few things for [Cincinnati Bengals DT] Geno Atkins, getting him some suits for the ESPY’s.” Johnson believes if he weren’t a professional football player, that he had found his calling in sports marketing. He said, “That was definitely something I would do. Just the interaction with players and businesses, I felt like that was cool.”
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 81 66 15 0.0 0 14 1 20 -- 20 1 0 2
2016 SF 15 0 15 11 4 0.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 SF 16 3 32 29 3 0.0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2
2014 SF 16 3 34 26 8 0.0 0 6 1 20 20 20 1 0 --

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