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Former Utes CB Jaylon Johnson Seals Win For Chicago Bears With PBU Against Detroit Lions

Sep 13, 2020, 2:56 PM | Updated: 3:11 pm
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Marvin Jones Jr. #11 of the Detroit Lions runs the ball against Jaylon Johnson #33 of the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on September 13, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
(Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah and current Chicago Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson recorded a pass-breakup as time expired to seal a victory for his team over the Detroit Lions.

Johnson and the Bears played against the divisional rival Lions in the organization’s 2020 season opener on Sunday, September 13.

As the clock expired in regulation, the former Utah star knocked down a pass by Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford that intended for Lions receiver Marvin Jones Jr.

Johnson’s deflection sealed a 27-23 comeback by the Bears.

After trailing 23-6 entering the fourth quarter, Chicago scored 21 unanswered points to win the game.

In his first NFL game, Johnson got the start.

He accounted for a pair of PBUs and six tackles, including five solo tackles.

Up next for Johnson and the 1-0 Bears is a game against the New York Giants on Sunday, September 20 at 11 a.m. (MDT).

Jaylon Johnson at Utah

As a freshman in 2017, Johnson started in two of the 12 games that he played in. He finished with 25 tackles, 7 passes defended, and 6 pass breakups.

In 2018, Johnson started in all 14 of Utah’s games and was named first-team All-Pac-12. He finished the season with 4 interceptions, 41 tackles, and 4 pass breakups.

Last season, Johnson was once again named first-team All-Pac-12 as well as an All-American. He started in 13 games before sitting out the Alamo Bowl to prepare for the NFL Draft. During his junior season, Johnson had 11 pass breakups, 13 passes defended, 2 interceptions, and 36 tackles.

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