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 Antonio Johnson 7
Antonio Johnson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Waco, Texas

High School:
Waco HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 215

Position:
LB

Experience:
3L

CAREER STATS
Defensive
Year G/GS UT AT TT TFL-Yds QB-Yds FF/FR PBU Int-Yds
2007 11/0 6
10
16
0.5-1 0.0-0 0/1 0
0-0
2008 12/10 35 37
72
5.0-15 1.0-15 1/1 2 1-5
2009 12/12 37 40 77 6.0-24 2.0-13 1/2 3 1-54
2010 13/13 42 28 70 4.5-32 3.0-29 1/2 2 1-20
Career 48/35 120
115
235
16.0-72 6.0-52 3/6 7
3-79

• 2010 honorable mention All-Big 12

All-Big 12 linebacker and four-year letterman... Started final 27 straight games of career, 35 career starts (48 games played)...Local product from Waco High School.

2010 (Senior): Starting outside backer in all 13 games, one of eight players to start every game, earned All-Big 12 honors as senior... Named honorable mention All-Big 12 by league coaches and AP... Totaled 70 tackles (42 solo), three sacks (29 yards), four hurries, two fumbles recovered, one fumble forced, one pass breakup and caught one pass... Second on team with three sacks, third on squad with 4.5 tackles for loss (-32 yards) and fourth with 70 total tackles... Had season-high nine tackles at No. 4 TCU in third game... Made five tackles, including sack for 13 yards, plus made reception on fake punt for 34 yards vs. Texas Tech in sixth game... Had three tackles, sack (eight yards), forced fumble and recovered fumble in win over Kansas State in eighth game... Made interception and returned 20 yards, also five tackles and two hurries, in win at Texas in ninth game... Led team with eight tackles (six solo) at No. 19 Oklahoma State... Made eight stops in Texas Bowl vs. Illinois.

2009 (Junior): Starter in all 12 games at outside linebacker as junior in 2009... One of 11 Bears to start every game... Totaled 77 tackles (fourth-most on team), six tackles for loss, two sacks, two forced fumbles and two PBUs on season... Also had one interception and 54-yard return... Two fumbles forced (0.17 per game) ranked seventh in Big 12 Conference... 6.4 tackles-per-game ranked 25th in league... Made career-high 13 tackles (five solo), including one sack, in second game vs. UConn... Had 10 tackles, including career-high seven solos (one TFL), at No. 19 Oklahoma in fifth game... Made eight stops at Iowa State (sixth game) and at Texas A&M (11th game), also recovered fumble at A&M... Made interception and returned 54 yards in season finale vs. Texas Tech, also had 6-yard fumble recovery.

2008 (Sophomore): Played all 12 games, starter in 10, at linebacker as sophomore in 2008... Finished third on team with 72 tackles (35 solo) on season... Five tackles-for-loss on season ranked fifth on team... Also totaled three hurries, one sack, one interception, one breakup, one fumble force and one fumble recovery on season... Ranked 25th in Big 12 with 6.0 average tackles-per-game... Made six tackles (2 solo), one for loss, in first career start in season-opener vs. No. 23 Wake Forest... Had seven tackles and a fumble recovery in win over Northwestern State in second game... Registered nine tackles (4 solo) at Connecticut in fourth game... Made then-career-high 12 tackles (then-career-best six solos), including one for loss vs. No. 1 Oklahoma in fifth game... Two tackles, one hurry and one pass breakup in win over Iowa State in sixth game... Totaled 11 tackles at Nebraska in eighth game... Had five tackles (4 solo), two for loss including career-first sack (-10 yards) a forced fumble and hurry vs. No. 14 Missouri in ninth game... Made four tackles, all unassisted including one for loss, and added first career interception (5 yards on return) in season finale at No. 7 Texas Tech... Moved to linebacker from defensive end during spring 2008 drills.

2007 (True Freshman): As true freshman, played in 11 games at defensive end, credited with 16 tackles (six solos), 0.5 tackles for loss and fumble recovery... Registered then-career-high four tackles vs. both Texas Tech (one solo) and Oklahoma State (three solos)... Produced three multi-tackle games... Had fumble recovery at Kansas State... Missed game at No. 20 Kansas due to injury... 120 of 177 snaps, including season-high 45 vs. Oklahoma State, came over season's final four games... Received first varsity letter.

High School: Waco High School, Waco, Texas... 2006 Waco Tribune-Herald Super Centex Defensive Player of Year helped WHS to 13-3 record and runner-up finish in Class 4A Division II playoffs as senior defensive end... First-team Waco Tribune-Herald Super Centex honoree... Waco Tribune-Herald Top 100 recruit also rated No. 4 on publication's Central Texas Top 25 list... Also named to first-ever season-ending All-Texas team compiled by Texas Football's Jake Shaw... Honorable mention Class 4A all-state honoree from Texas Sports Writers Association also 2006 District 16-4A defensive MVP... Class 4A Team Texas first-team pick by Texashsfootball.com also shared Most Outstanding Defensive End honor with Wolfforth High's Aaron Wampler... Credited with 72 tackles (36 solos), 16.5 sacks for 137 yards, 25 tackles for loss, four pass breakups and fumble recovery for TD in final prep season... 2007 THSCA All-Star Game participant... Totaled 10 tackles, six sacks, one forced fumble and fumble recovery for touchdown vs. Brownwood in 2006... Coached by Johnny Tusa at District 16-4A school.

Personal: Son of David and Pamela Johnson, Antonio Maurice Johnson was born June 26, 1988, in Waco, Texas... Majoring in general studies.

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