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Tom Johnson
Tom  Johnson


Moss Point, Miss.

Last College:
Gulf Coast CC

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 277




Transferred to Southern Miss from Gulf Coast Community College in January, brings solid credentials and is expected to make an immediate impact ... Battling for the starting position at defensive end ... Enjoyed an outstanding spring campaign but still needs to continue learning the system and making the transition to NCAA Division I-A football ... Good run stopper ... Has outstanding size and strength ... Junior College: Two-year starter for Coach Bill Lee at Gulf Coast CC ... Finished sophomore year with 60 tackles, including 50 solo stops ... Recorded 17 sacks ... As a freshman, tallied 63 tackles, including 40 solo ... Also had 14 sacks ... Named Gulf Coast CC defensive MVP as a freshman and sophomore ... Second-Team All-NJCAA All-American ... Mississippi Junior College All-Star Game ... First-Team All-State ... Team's Defensive Line Most Valuable Player ... No. 16 junior college prospect on the Sun Herald's Top 50 Junior College List ... First-Team All-Region ... Received a three-star rating from ( ... Prep: Played for Coach Jerry Alexander at Moss Point High School ... Late starter who began playing as a junior ... Lettered two-years in football ... Finished senior season with 60 tackles, including 20 for a loss ... Also recorded eight sacks ... Named to the all-state and All-Coast teams ... Played in the MHSAA All-Star Game ... Helped Moss Point win the State 5A Championship in 2000-2001 ... Personal: Son of Tom, Sr. and Lenora Johnson ... Majoring in coaching and sport administration ... Born Aug. 30, 1984.

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