Utah defeated Utah State 30-26 in the opening game of the season
UTAH: Son of Utah's all-time career rushing leader Eddie Johnson ... walked on to the team in 2010 as a receiver before moving to cornerback ... also in the mix to return punts and kickoffs.
2012-Played in three games on special teams ... four tackles ... two tackles against Utah State.
2011-Played in all 13 games on special teams ... 11 tackles ... three tackles against Arizona ... two tackles against Cal ... 21-yard kick return against Pittsburgh.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time all-region receiver ... Copper Hills (Utah) team captain ... 36 receptions for 627 yards and two touchdowns in 2009 ... 32 catches for 547 yards and five touchdowns in 2008 ... lettered three years in football and two years in track ... Utah state champion in the 100- and 200 meters, as well as the 4x100 meter relay ... all-state in track ... honor roll.
PERSONAL: Son of Eddie Johnson and Lynette Smith ... father Eddie, Utah's career rushing record-holder (3,219 yards from 1984-88), was an all-Western Athletic Conference running back in 1984 and 1986 ... one brother and three sisters ... communication major ... full name is Chandler Edwin Johnson ... born Jan 3, 1992.