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January 11, 2009

Meet Bradley Johnson

This is part of a series of 2009 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 4. All answers are provided by the featured player. Click here for previous entries in the series.

Name: Bradley Johnson
Birthdate: Sept. 25, 1991
Birthplace: Richmond, Va.
Hometown: Amelia, Va.
Nicknames: None
Height: 6’1
Weight: 210
Position: Outside linebacker
High School: Dinwiddie (Va.) High School
Senior statistics: 124 tackles, five tackles for loss, five pass breakups, four interceptions, two fumble recoveries
Rankings: -- Three stars, No. 22 outside linebacker, No. 22 player in Virginia. -- Two stars, No. 57 weakside linebacker
Bench max: 300
40-yard dash: 4.7
Runner-up: Virginia Tech
Other schools considered: West Virginia, South Carolina, Duke, East Carolina, Richmond
Favorite NFL player: LaDainian Tomlinson
Favorite NFL team: None
Favorite all-time Terp: E.J. Henderson
Favorite music: Lil Wayne
Favorite book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Favorite movie: The Longest Yard starring Adam Sandler
Favorite TV show: The Simpsons
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite high school class: Government
Favorite thing about College Park: “The people.”
Other high school sports: None
Hobbies: “During the summer I like to fish.”
Intended major: Business
Something that not many people know about you: “I’m terrified of spiders.”
Best football moment: “[Making an] interception at Hopewell last year. It was my first interception.”
Role model: “My mom because she never gives up.”
Why Maryland? “Because I just fell in love with the coaches and the players.”

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About Matt Bracken

Matt Bracken was a lightly recruited football and tennis prospect out of East Lansing (Mich.) High School in 2001, but spurned all (nonexistent) scholarship offers to attend the University of Michigan. Matt graduated from UM in 2005, earned a master's degree in new media journalism from Northwestern University in 2006, and spent the first 11 months of his career as an online producer / videographer / blogger at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. He has worked at The Baltimore Sun since July 2007, where he currently serves as the deputy sports editor for digital.

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