Indiana DB Jamar Johnson announces plans for 2021 season
Indiana head coach Tom Allen will be without one of his best defenders next fall.
Safety Jamar Johnson has announced he will enter the 2021 NFL Draft after having a breakout junior season.
The first team, All-Big Ten safety made the new public on his Twitter page on Monday, and in a passionate post thanked his family, as well as Allen and the IU football program.
— iwonagrammy (@jamarjohnson568) January 11, 2021
“I would also like to thank Coach Allen, and all of my coaches for believing in me and providing me with an opportunity to further my education and career at Indiana University,” Johnson wrote. “It has most definitely been an amazing journey over these past three years at IU.”
“With that being said, and after much prayer and long conversation with my family, I have decided that I will be entering the 2021 NFL Draft,” Johnson added. “I have loved my time at IU, will always bleed crimson and cream!”
A junior from Sarasota, Fla., Johnson finished tied with Jaylin Williams for the team lead with four interceptions after the 2020 season, returning those picks for a total of 94 yards. He also had 43 tackles, including 33 solos, 3.5 tackles for loss and four pass breakups, a sack and a forced fumble.
Johnson will end his time in Bloomington as the active IU leader with nine takeaways and seven interceptions.