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6 DAYS TO 2016 KICKOFF: Johnathan Durham

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In which BracketCat counts down the sixth day until the 2016 kickoff with a profile of defensive back Johnathan Durham.

Buildwise, Johnathan Durham bears some resemblance to former K-State cornerback Byron Garvin. Both are tall, physical corners who pose a special challenge to wide receivers.
Buildwise, Johnathan Durham bears some resemblance to former K-State cornerback Byron Garvin. Both are tall, physical corners who pose a special challenge to wide receivers.
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#6 Johnathan Durham
Redshirt Freshman
6-0 | 181
Aledo, Texas

Bio

Position: Defensive Back

Previous College: None

Projection: Starter

Status: On Scholarship

Johnathan Nelson Durham (b. Aug. 9, 1996) is an athletic young defensive back who used a redshirt season in 2015 to become bigger.. He will compete for playing time on defense and special teams in 2016.

A promising cornerback from Aledo High School in Texas, Durham started for Purple in the 2016 spring game and performed fairly well. He tallied four solo tackles and had decent coverage, although he gave up two touchdowns.

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.