April 28, 2012
Virginia defensive end Cam Johnson waited three long days and more than six rounds before being selected in the 2012 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday. Johnson was the 30th pick of the seventh round and 237th overall. He extends UVa's streak to 29 years of having a player drafted.
Johnson appeared in 42 games, starting 34 times in his career at Virginia. He had 30 tackles in 2011, 11 of those for a loss. He added four sacks and two forced fumbles in a season that ended at the Chick-fil-A Bowl for the Cavaliers. He finished his career with 130 tackles, 12.5 sacks and 33.5 tackles for loss. Johnson was the 30th ACC player selected, the only one from Virginia.
Johnson is the first Cavalier selected by San Francisco since Patrick Estes in 2005.