Various NFL scouts were on hand to watch six former Golden Eagles.
Corey Acosta kicked a career-best four field goals and Southern Miss held off Alcorn State 26-20 Saturday night.
Transcript of head coach Todd Monken from Southern Miss' Media Day
Emmanuel Johnson will take part in a Facebook chat as part of the 2014 Facebook Friday summer series.
All-Conference USA (2013 – Honorable Mention)
2014 (Senior): Named All-Conference USA (Honorable Mention) … Played and started all 12 games on the season … Ranked second on the team with 68 tackles, including 44 solo stops and 24 assisted tackles … Notched 3.5 tackles for loss and was credited with two pass breakups and a quarterback hurry … Had a season-high 12 tackles in the season finale against UAB, while notching a season-best seven solo stops … Added nine tackles at Mississippi State and No. 3 Alabama, while recording seven stops against Appalachian State, Rice and North Texas … Had TFLs against Rice, UTSA and UAB while adding a half a tackle for loss against Louisiana Tech … Recorded a QB hurry at UTEP, while breaking up passes against Alcorn and App State.
2013 (Junior): Named All-Conference USA (Honorable Mention) … Played and started in 10 games on the season … Finished the year with 54 total tackles, including 39 solo stops … Had a season-high seven tackles against Boise State, FIU and Louisiana Tech … Made a season-best six solo tackles against FIU, while notching a season-high four assisted stops at Louisiana Tech … Forced a fumble against Marshall … Had an interception against FIU and a pass breakup against North Texas.
2012 (Sophomore): Drew four starts on the year and saw time in all 12 games as both a backup and starting safety … Finished fifth on the team in total tackles with 48 (30 solo, 18 assisted) … Added two tackles for loss and a pair of pass breakups.
2011 (Freshman): Appeared in 12 games as a true freshman and earned his first career start at Navy at the SPUR position … Returned a blocked punt at East Carolina 15 yards for the touchdown and had two kickoff returns for 42 yards … Recorded 38 tackles (22 solo, 16 assisted) with 3.0 tackles for loss … Added one sack against SMU … Also forced a fumble at UTEP on a kickoff return and broke up three passes.
High School: Played for coach Miles Brown at McKenzie High School whose team finished 10-3 during senior campaign and region championship … Became first person in MHS history to participate in Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game and caught a 36-yard touchdown pass … Named to 1A ASWA All-State team at athlete … Accounted for more than 3,000 all-purpose yards last season and led McKenzie HS to the second round of the state playoffs as a junior … Named to the ASWA 1A All-State team as a defensive back and an honorable mention pick as a running back in 2008.
Personal: Emmanuel Javaughn Johnson … Son of Beverly and Earl Presley … Has a brother, Sir Wallace Presley, and a sister, Janae Johnson … Born on Nov. 19, 1992 in Monroeville, Ala. … Undeclared major.