A.J. Johnson

245 lbs


A.J. Johnson is a middle linebacker for the University of Tennessee Volunteers of the Southeastern Conference. He led the Volunteers in tackles in 2012 and 2013 and was selected by Phil Steele as a 2014 preseason first-team All-American.

High School

Johnson attended Gainesville High School in Georgia. He was a four-star recruit according to Rivals, Scout, and ESPN.com. John was named the Georgia Class AAA Defensive Player of the Year and was first-team All-State three straight seasons. An Under Armour All-American, Johnson tallied 173 tackles in his senior season and 29 tackles for loss. Gainesville won three straight region titles with Johnson and went all the way to the state championship game his junior year.


Johnson played in 12 games and started 10 as a true freshman at Tennes...

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