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6 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Johnathan Durham

In which BracketCat counts down the sixth day until kickoff with a profile of defensive back Johnathan Durham.

Goal No. 6: SELF-DISCIPLINE. Do it right; don't accept less.


#6 Johnathan Durham
True Freshman
6-0 | 180
Aledo, Texas


Position: Defensive Back

Previous College: None

Projection: Redshirt

Status: On Scholarship

Johnathan Nelson Durham (b. Aug. 9, 1996) is a promising young defensive back from Aledo High School in Texas.

A two-year letter-winner for the Bearcats under head coaches Tim Buchannan and Steve Woods, Durham helped to lead Aledo to back-to-back state championships, claiming the Texas Class 4A Division II title as a junior with a 16-0 record and a Texas Class 5A Division I title as a senior with a 15-1 mark.

Durham earned first-team all-state honors from the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors and All-District 8-5A accolades as a senior, and also was a first-team member on the Class 5A Padilla Poll Coaches all-state team.

He tallied 31 tackles, five interceptions and 15 pass deflections in 2014; earned honorable mention all-state honors as a junior, in addition to first-team all-district honors; and tallied seven interceptions as a junior.

An academic all-district performer, Durham also competed in track and was a high school teammate of Jordan Mittie, the son of K-State women’s basketball head coach Jeff Mittie, who still was TCU's coach at the time.