September 7, 2021
Johnson Named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Senior defensive end Jermaine Johnson II is the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week after his performance Sunday against No. 9 Notre Dame.

Playing his first game as a Seminole, Johnson, from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and a University of Georgia transfer, set career highs with seven tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. Johnson spearheaded a defense that allowed just 65 rushing yards, a 288-yard improvement from the 2020 matchup with the Fighting Irish and the fifth-fewest for a Mike Norvell-coached team.

Johnson is the first Seminole since Brian Burns in 2017 against Clemson to have at least seven tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks against a ranked opponent.

Florida State is back in action Saturday at 8:00 p.m. on the ACC Network against Jacksonville State.

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