The Yellow Jackets are leading the ACC in turnover margin
Georgia Tech forced season-high six turnovers in road win at Pitt
Postgame quotes from head coach Paul Johnson
The Yellow Jackets remain undefeated at 5-0.
Coach Johnson meets the media to preview #WOFvsGT
ACC Championship on December 6, 2014.
Football Buries NC State (Photos by Steven Jensen)
Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina
2014 TEAM DEFENSIVE EFFORT AWARD
2014 (Redshirt Senior): Saw action in 13 games, starting 12 ... Earned Team Defensive Effort Award at team's end-of-season banquet ... Had 72 tackles which is fourth-best on defense, including 51 solo and 3.0 tackles for loss ... Finished career with 283 tackles, which are most by Tech defensive back in school history ... Tallied eight tackles - five solo - in Tech's 49-34 Orange Bowl win over Mississippi State on New Year's Eve ... Recorded one interception, recovered two fumbles, forced two fumbles and had team-high five pass break-ups ... Had three solo tackles vs. Florida State in ACC Championship game (Dec. 6) ... Led defense with 10 tackles, including six solo and two for loss of three yards, and forced and recovered fumble at Georgia (Nov. 29) ... Had three solo tackles vs. Clemson (Nov. 15) ... Tallied four tackles and one pass break-up at NC State (Nov. 8) ... Registered two tackles vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) ... Tied career high with 14 tackles, forced one fumble and had seven-yard fumble return at Pitt (Oct. 25) ... Recorded seven tackles, including six solo, and had two pass break-ups at North Carolina (Oct. 18) ... Registered five solo tackles vs. Duke (Oct. 11) ... Had five solo tackles, one pass break-up and caught sixth career-interception, which was returned for 19 yards, vs. Miami (Oct. 4) ... Tallied six tackles and broke up one pass at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20) ... Had two solo tackles vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13) ... Had three solo tackles, including one tackle for loss of one yard, against Wofford (Aug. 30) ... Graduated from Georgia Tech in December with master's degree in building construction.
2013 (Senior): Sat out entire season to recover from injury ... Redshirted.
2012 (Junior): Started first 13 games of season ... Suffered injury that kept him sidelined for Hyundai Sun Bowl ... Led team in total tackles (87) ... Had 53 solo tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and one sack ... Had one interception, which was returned for touchdown ... Forced one fumble, recovered one fumble and had one pass break-up ... Recorded eight tackles and half-tackle for loss in season opener at Virginia Tech (Sept. 3) ... Had two tackles for loss, including one sack, in win over Virginia (Sept. 15) ... Registered eight tackles vs. Miami (Sept. 22) ... Had career-high 14 tackles, including 10 solo tackles, plus two tackles for loss at Clemson (Oct. 6) ... Recorded fifth career interception and returned it 22 yards for second career pick-six vs. BYU (Oct. 27) ... Had nine tackles and recovered fumble at North Carolina (Nov. 10).
2011 (Sophomore): Started all 13 games at safety ... Three interceptions tied for team lead and ranked tied for 10th in ACC ... 78 tackles (48 solos) ranked second on team ... Had 3.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks ... Recovered two fumbles and broke up three passes ... Had interception, fumble recovery and four tackles in second week of season, at Middle Tennessee State (Sept. 10) ... Recorded interception to go with seven tackles in key home win vs. North Carolina (Sept. 24) ... Came up big in win at NC State (Oct. 1) ... Picked off Wolfpack pass and returned it 34 yards for first career pick-six ... Had five tackles, including tackle for loss, vs. Maryland (Oct. 8) ... Recorded eight tackles at Virginia (Oct. 15) ... Had seven tackles (five solos) vs. Clemson (Oct. 29) ... Registered six tackles and recovered fumble vs. Virginia Tech (Nov. 10) ... Recorded eight tackles vs. Georgia (Nov. 26) ... Matched career high with nine tackles, had 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack vs. Utah (Dec. 31).
2010 (True Freshman): Played in all 13 games and started three times ... Led all Tech freshmen - true and redshirt - in tackles with 46, including 28 solo tackles ... Had 3.0 tackles for loss, one sack, two fumble recoveries, one interception, one forced fumble and one pass break-up ... Forced fumble and made four tackles in first college game, vs. South Carolina State (Sept. 4) ... Made first start, recorded first career sack and made nine tackles at Kansas (Sept. 11) ... Had seven tackles, including five solo tackles, vs. NC State (Sept. 25) ... Recorded first career interception and returned it 18 yards vs. Middle Tennessee State (Oct. 18) ... Had tackle for loss and five solo tackles in Independence Bowl vs. Air Force.
High School: Rated 21st-best prospect in Georgia by Rivals and 28th by Superprep ... Rated 9th on AJC Fab 50 list ... Earned all-state, all-region and all-county honors as safety in 2009 ... Broke school records for career and single-season interceptions ... Member of academic honor roll ... Helped lead Sandy Creek to state championship in 2009 ... Recorded 53 tackles and seven sacks as junior in 2008 ... Stock rose with outstanding performances in state playoffs.
Personal: Full name is Isaiah Nathan Johnson ... Born May 16, 1992, in Columbus, Ohio ... Son of Nathan and Dominica ... Has three siblings - Aaron Smith, Tyler Smith and Sierra Johnson.