|88 Kyle Johnson|
A promising prospect who will look to become more involved in ECU's passing game as a sophomore after a nine-game acclimation season a year ago during first active campaign ... Will open year competing with Juwon Crowell for a top backup spot at one of the wide receiver positions ... Expected to experience considerable action in the Pirates' three or four wide-out packages and should also contribute on special teams ... Offers plenty of speed, quickness and agility while benefiting from two full seasons in ECU's strength and conditioning drills ... Enjoyed notable spring, picking up 44 receiving yards on a pair of receptions during scrimmage play before picking up three catches for 30 yards during the '07 Purple-Gold Game.
2006: A redshirt freshman that played in nine games as a member of special teams unit and reserve receiver ... Did not record any pass catching statistics or tackle totals ... vs. Navy (9/2): DNP-CD ... vs. UAB (9/9): Experienced first collegiate action as a member of the special teams ... vs. Memphis (9/16): Played on special teams squad ... vs. WVU (9/23): Experienced limited game action on special teams unit ... vs. UVA (10/7): Participated on special teams unit ... vs. Tulsa (10/14): Special teams play ... vs. SMU (10/21): DNPCD ... vs. USM (10/28): DNP INJ (leg) ... vs. UCF (11/4): Experienced action as a member of the special teams unit ... vs. Marshall (11/11): Made appearance on both special teams and on offensive side of the ball (receiver) ... vs. Rice (11/18): Experienced action as a member of special teams unit and the wide receiving corps ... vs. N.C. State (11/25): DNP-CD ... vs. USF (12/23): Played in the Papajohns.com Bowl on special teams.
2005: Redshirted ... Contributed stellar effort as a member of scout squad ... Officially signed with Skip Holtz' program in February, 2005.
High School: A two-year letterman as a wide receiver and defensive back for coach Mike Bradley at Hopewell High School ... Earned back-to-back all-conference honors as a senior and junior after not playing football as a freshman and sophomore ... Played key role for Titans' program which posted an 8-5 record in 2003 ... Averaged 18.3 yards per catch (40 receptions for 730 yards) and rushed for 300 yards during junior campaign ... Recorded six interceptions on the defensive side of the ball in `03 ... Elected as a team captain during senior year ... Earned additional varsity letter as a track athlete ... Solid academic performer, earning inclusion on the B Honor Roll eight times during high school career.
Personal: Full name is Kyle Philip Johnson ... Goes by "K.J." ... Born July 1, 1987 at Minneapolis, Minn. ... A communications major ... Earned selection to the 2006-2007 ECU Athletic Director's Honor Roll (Dean's List/fall, Honor Roll/spring).