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Jermaine Johnson II

Jermaine Johnson II - Football - Florida State Seminoles

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ACC Defensive Player of the Year…first player in ACC history to earn defensive or offensive Player of the Year in his first season with an ACC program…ESPN All-American…Walter Camp and CBS Sports/247Sports first-team All-American…AP, FWAA, The Athletic second-team All-American…Ted Hendricks Award finalist…semifinalist for Bednarik Award and Lombardi Award…first-team All-ACC…four-time ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week…FSU Defensive MVP…started all 12 games and recorded 70 tackles, 18.0 for loss with 12.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, 12 quarterback hurries, two pass breakups and one fumble recovery…led ACC in tackles for loss and sacks, which were most at FSU since Demarcus Walker in 2016…ranked sixth nationally in sacks and eighth in tackles for loss…tackles total was most among all Power 5 defensive linemen…was only Power 5 player with at least 3.0 sacks and 4.0 tackles for loss in multiple games…made seven tackles, including career-best 5.0 tackles for loss with career-high-tying 3.0 sacks, and one forced fumble vs. Miami…no player in history of FSU-Miami rivalry has recorded more tackles for loss…his 5.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks were both single-game highs for any ACC defender in 2021…TFL total was most by FSU defender since 2012 and one shy of single-game school record…recorded career-high 11 tackles, with 4.0 tackles for loss and career-high 3.0 sacks, and one pass breakup vs. Jacksonville State…in records dating back to 2000, was first FSU player with 11, 4.0 and 3.0 in a game…first ACC player to record 11 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks in a game since 2011…opened season with then-career-high seven tackles, 2.5 for loss with 1.5 sacks, vs. No. 9 Notre Dame…was first FSU defender to reach those benchmarks against ranked opponent since Brian Burns in 2017…recorded 10 tackles, with 0.5 sack, and one quarterback hurry at Wake Forest…became first FSU defender since Demarcus Walker in 2016 to have consecutive games with at least 10 tackles…registered three tackles, 1.0 sack, and two quarterback hurries vs. Louisville…made seven tackles and one pass breakup vs. Syracuse…had six tackles, 1.0 sack, and one quarterback hurry at North Carolina…registered four solo tackles, including 2.0 for loss with 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery at Clemson…strip-sacked Clemson quarterback and returned fumble six yards for touchdown that gave FSU 20-17 lead with 7:39 remaining in fourth quarter…was Florida State’s first strip-sack with same defender forcing fumble and recovering fumble for touchdown since 2013…made one tackle vs. UMass…credited with five tackles and season-high three quarterback hurries vs. North Carolina State…had three tackles, 1.0 for loss, and two quarterback hurries at Boston College…recorded six tackles, including 1.0 sack, and season-high-tying three quarterback hurries in season finale at Florida.


Appeared in 21 games with four starts in two seasons at Georgia, totaling 36 tackles, 8.0 for loss with 7.5 sacks, 24 quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and two pass breakups…made 16 tackles, including 5.0 sacks, 11 quarterback pressures and one pass breakup in seven games during 2020 season…sacks total ranked third among Bulldogs…posted career-high-tying four tackles vs. No. 2 Alabama…played all 14 games in 2019, recording 20 tackles, 3.0 for loss with 2.5 sacks, 13 quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and one pass breakup…registered 96 tackles, including 19.0 for loss with 12.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries in 20 games at Independence…rated as consensus top-three JUCO prospect nationally…earned All-Metro honors at Eden Prairie.