SEC's Top 25 players: No. 25 A.J. Johnson

Published: Monday, July 1, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, July 1, 2013 at 5:52 p.m. counts down this season's standout players in the nation's toughest conference.

No. 25 A.J. Johnson

Position: Linebacker

School: Tennessee

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 240 pounds

Year: Junior

Why he's No. 25: Johnson emerged as one of the SEC's top linebackers last season as a sophomore, earning second-team recognition on the coaches' All-SEC team. He averaged 11.5 tackles a game and recorded 8.5 tackles for losses and one sack. He's a fast, physical player who is especially strong against the run. He also contributed on offense as the Wildcat quarterback in goal-line situations. Six of his 12 carries went for touchdowns.

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