2012: Returns for his third season as a starter at one of the safety positions ... Expected to be a leader in the secondary and overall within the defense ... Named to Preseason All-MW Third Team by the Phil Steele
2011: Played in 12 games and started the final nine games of the season ... Was sixth on the team with 54 tackles ... Also registered 2.0 tackles for loss, the first of his career ...Set a season high with seven tackles against New Mexico and matched it against Fresno State and Idaho ... Lone pick of the year was against New Mexcio... Named preseason third-team All-WAC by Phil Steele.
2010: Played well off the bench in the season opener against Eastern Washington and then locked down a starting job for the final 12 games of the regular season ... Was fifth on the team with 56 tackles ... Provided one of the highlights of the year with a game-changing 65-yard interception return for a touchdown in a win over Cal ... Set a career high with a nine-tackle performance against BYU.
2009: Played in four games during his first season of playing time at Nevada ... Recorded first career tackle at San Jose State and then notched another stop against New Mexico State.
2008: Redshirted his first year at Nevada.
A graduate of Inglewood (Calif.) High School ... Was a four-year letterwinner in football and also lettered four years in track and one year in basketball ... Was a first-team All-Ocean League selection as a senior and was named his team's Most Valuable Player ... Was a standout QB who accounted for 26 touchdowns ... Defensively, recorded 186 tackles and three interceptions in his career ... Was a member of the yearbook committee ... Was on the honor roll all four years and maintained a 3.0 GPA career.
Born Marlon De'Shaun Johnson on June 23, 1990 in Atlanta, Ga. ... Son of Clarissa Carter and Michael and Charnetta Johnson ... Has a younger sister, Michele, and four older brothers, Michael, Jason, Jerel Woods and Marvis Davis ... Father played at Oregon ... Chose Nevada because it was the perfect fit ... Was also recruited by New Mexico, UNLV, and Baylor.