Gerrand Johnson is native of North Louisiana. He graduated from Rayville High School in Rayville, LA. He played football at the University of Missouri and the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He finished his collegiate career with multiple All Conference honors, 16 sacks, 40 tackle for loss and 271 tackles, and leading all defensive tackles in the nation with 93 tackles in 2014. While in college Gerrand graduated with two Bachelor's Spanish and Communication Advocacy. Gerrand and his fiancé Shed-Laure Richardson is thankful to be apart the Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Eagle family.