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Anthony Johnson

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
Grady

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 220

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
10/20/1988

Villanova: Slated as a starting linebacker entering the 2010 season; Possesses a good understanding of the Wildcat defensive scheme; Has shown great improvement throughout his Wildcat career.

2009: Played in 12 games and tallied 17 solo tackles, 11 assisted stops, 1.5 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and one quarterback hurry; Registered three solo tackles at Temple; Posted three solo tackles and one assisted stop versus Lehigh; Had one solo and one assisted stop at Penn; Made two solo tackles against Northeastern; Credited with one solo tackle and three assisted stops against William & Mary; Registered three solo tackles and one assisted stop versus Rhode Island; Had one solo tackle at Richmond; Totaled three solo tackles and three assisted stops for six total tackles at Towson; Made one solo stop against William & Mary in NCAA semifinals; Posted one solo tackle against Montana in National Championship game.

2008: Played in 11 games and had seven solo tackles and six assisted stops for 13 total tackles; Made one solo tackle versus Lehigh; Tallied one assisted stop against Rhode Island; Credited with a career-high 11 tackles versus Colgate in first round of NCAA playoffs, including six solo stops and five assisted tackles.

2007: Played in six games and recorded six assisted tackles and one interception; Registered an interception versus Penn and returned it 18 yards; Tallied six assisted tackles at James Madison.

Grady High School: Senior year stats include 109 tackles, 11 sacks, 13 tackles for loss, one interception and one fumble recovery; Three-year team captain; First team All-City defense in 2004 & 2006; 2006 All-State Coaches Award; 2007 Coca-Cola Athletic Award; 2007 Sports Champion of Greater Atlanta nominee; 2007 Reggie Wilkes Scholar-Athlete Award; 2007 Derthick Spirit Award; 2006 Scholar-Athlete Award; 2006 National Honor Society.

Personal: Communications major; Born 10/20/88 in Atlanta, Ga.; Older of two children of Anthony and Tomeka Johnson.

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