19 Orhian Johnson

Orhian Johnson Ohio State
usaUnited States
Gulfport, FL
High School
Boca Ciega
Past Teams
Ohio State
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Post-OSU Update: Orhian Johnson did not play in a regular season NFL game after his Ohio State career, but did play a couple of years in the CFL with Toronto. He is now a sports performance coach in the Tampa Bay area. (updated: Oct. 2023)

Pronunciation: orr-REE-un

Major: Sport and Leisure Studies (2010-12), Health Professions (2009)

Weight: 190 (2012), 205 (2011), 203 (2010), 178 (2008-09)

2012 Media Guide: Orhian is an experienced safety who has played in 37 games including consecutive seasons of playing in all 13 games in 2010 and 2011 … he has 15 starts to his credit … his 92 career tackles trail only the 110 recorded by John Simon among current Buckeyes, and his four career interceptions are tied with Travis Howard for the team lead … Orhian, in 2011, recorded 32 tackles and three interceptions (vs. Nebraska, Purdue and Penn State, respectively) … he tied with Bradley Roby for the team lead in interceptions … he had a career-high nine tackles in the win over Toledo … made six tackles against Michigan despite being hobbled by an ankle sprain and leaving the game on multiple occasions, returning to the fray each time … he recorded 50 tackles and started the final 11 games of the season in 2010 … in on eight stops vs. both Wisconsin and Penn State in ’10, and had an interception vs. Purdue and a forced fumble vs. Michigan … played in 11 games as a freshman in 2009 to earn the first of his three Varsity O letters.

2010: strong safety who was in a preseason battle with CJ Barnett for the starting nod there … 50 tackles for season … 2 tackles vs. Miami … starter for the Ohio game, forcing a Bobcat fumble … pair of stops vs. Eastern Michigan … 5 tackles in win at Illinois … 3 solo tackles and a pass breakup in Indiana win … 8 tackles at Wisconsin … 7-yard interception in the Purdue victory … 3 tackles at Minnesota … leading tackler with 8 stops vs. Penn State … 6 tackles and a TFL at Iowa … forced a Michigan fumble … 6 tackles in Sugar Bowl … second-year letterman.

2010 Media Guide: Promising free safety who will have a chance to increase his contribution this season … rangy defender who has honed his skills with experience.

2009: Hampered by injuries the first month of the season … three solo tackles in win at Indiana … recorded three tackles at Penn State … first-year letterwinner.

2009 Media Guide: Promising free safety who has an excellent chance to contribute this season … rangy defender who will hone his skills with experience … performed well working behind Anderson Russell during spring drills.

2008: Did not see varsity action working with the Buckeye scout squads … scout team workhorse: Purdue.

High School: Versatile athlete who passed for 1,100 yards and 15 scores as a senior quarterbacking the Pirates to the district championship … Class 4A Florida all-state and all-Pinellas … U.S. Army All-American Bowl … defensive MVP as a sophomore safety … also a basketball standout … honor roll student.

Personal: Son of Oscar and Gay Johnson … hobby is sleeping … favorite vacation spot is home … would like to be able to play the piano … 2009 Academic all-Big Ten performer.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2009Ohio State110107300000000000
2010Ohio State13115235170.50002017200
2011Ohio State134322111000000322100
2012Ohio State1283919200.52000026710