Skyhawk Football | Ben Johnson - 41
|Hometown||Primm Springs, Tenn.|
|Height/Weight||6-2 - 215 lbs.|
2011: Started in all 11 games for the Skyhawks … Named to OVC All-Newcomer team … Named Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week … Named College Football Performance Awards Linebacker of the Week … Led the Skyhawks and ranked fourth in the OVC with 97 total tackles, 46 unassisted and 51 assisted tackles, and 7.5 tackles for loss for 25 yards ... Record 3.5 sacks for 19 yards … Led the OVC in forced fumbles with three … Recorded two interceptions … Hurried the quarterback eight times and recorded two pass breakups … Tallied a season-best 15 tackles in the season-finale at Eastern Kentucky … Averaged 8.7 tackles per game.
2010: Provided depth at linebacker.
High School: Played quarterback, running back, wide receiver, linebacker and free safety at Fairview High School ... In 2008 was named all-region, all-state defensive back, MVP defensive player in region, All-Midstate and all-county ... Also played basketball for the Yellow Jackets.
Personal: Son of Tim and Denise Johnson ... Majoring in sports management.