Former Alabama LB and three-time BCS Champion Nico Johnson has teamed up with former Crimson Tide assistant Billy Napier on ULL’s coaching staff, per CBS Sports’ Barton Simmons.

Johnson played at Alabama from 2009-2012 winning three BCS National Championships (2009, 2011 and 2012), and he racked up 162 total tackles and 16.5 tackles for loss during his career. Following his time at Alabama, Johnson was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. During his pro career, Johnson played for the Chiefs, Bengals, Redskins and Giants. He last played in the NFL in 2015. He retired from football in 2017 altogether.

Napier took over ULL’s program in 2018 and finished 7-7 during his first season. He was an offensive analyst only one season at Alabama when Johnson was there in 2011.

Johnson will assume the defensive quality control position on Napier’s staff.