University of Tennessee
| (1991-12-24) December 24, 1991 (age 24)|
American football linebacker
Tennessee Volunteers football (#45 / Linebacker)
Curt Maggitt, Cameron Sutton, Adrienne‑Joi Johnson
A. J. Johnson (linebacker) Wikipedia
Alexander James Johnson (born December 24, 1991) is an American football linebacker. He played college football at Tennessee.
Johnson made 138 tackles in 2012 to lead the Southeastern Conference in that category. He made 106 tackles in 2013, and was named First Team All-SEC.
He was also named a Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America in 2011.
Following speculation that he might skip his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft, Johnson announced in January 2014 that he would remain at Tennessee for his senior year. In April 2014, Johnson was named a Strength and Conditioning All-American by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
In November 2014, Johnson was suspended after he was accused of rape.