#48 Dreon Johnson
Position: Fullback
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 235
Year: Junior
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Mayde Creek H.S.
Major: Deaf Studies

Outstanding blocker at fullback ... key to Tigers’ running game ... very physical player who will see plenty of action ... missed Spring practice with an injury.

2012 SEASON: Appeared in seven games at fullback ... ran for six yards on three carries ... ran for one yard on one carry at Villanova ... had two carries for five yards in season finale at New Hampshire.

AT MAYDE CREEK H.S.: Versatile performer at Mayde Creek High School ... saw action at offensive tackle, fullback and defensive end for the Rams ... two-year team captain for Coach Lance Carter ... earned first team All-District honors at offensive tackle ... honored as top offensive lineman in the district as a senior ... led team in tackles as a junior ... three-year starter ... also a member of the Rams’ wrestling team and track and field team.

PERSONAL: Has one brother and one sister ... lists mother as the person he admires the most ... hobbies include playing basketball ... favorite NFL teams are the Houston Texans, the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers ... favorite NFL player is running back  Brandon Jacobs  ... lists LeBron James as his favorite athlete ... favorite movie is “Dead Presidents” ... favorite actor is Terrence Howard ... enjoys listening to music by Z-RO ... likes to eat Mexican food ... mother is a substitute teacher ... son of Lamonica Benton ... born on December 12, 1992 in College Station, Texas ... major is deaf studies.


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