Buddy Johnson


Experience: R

Height: 6-2

Weight: 240 lbs

College: Texas A&M



Butkus Award semifinalist ... started all 10 games ... served as a veteran leader on the SEC's top defense, finishing the season ranked ninth nationally ... led the team in tackles (86), tackles for loss (8.5) and forced fumbles (2), while his 4.0 sacks on the year was good for second among Aggies ... led the team in tackles in seven games, reaching double figures in the category on six occasions ... served as team captain in six games ... prior to the season, was named to the Nagurski and Butkus Award Watch Lists ... helped lead the defense with 11 tackles, reaching double figures in the category for the third time in his career in the season‐opening win over Vanderbilt ... led the defense for the second straight game with eight takedowns at Alabama ... forced a fumble with under four minutes remaining in the game that set up A&M's game‐winning drive to top No. 4 Florida ... led an A&M defense that tallied 6.0 sacks and limited the Bulldogs to negative rushing yards with 12 tackles, two breakups and another forced fumble ... matched his career high of 12 tackles, including two tackles‐for‐loss and one sack in the win over Arkansas ... helped the A&M defense limit the Gamecocks to 150 yards total offense in the win at South Carolina ... picked off his first career interception and returned it 15 yards for his second career defensive touchdown in the victory over LSU ... also added a sack against the Tigers ... made two tackles in the win at Tennessee, reaching 200 for his career ... led the defense with 10 tackles, 2.5 for loss including a sack, in the Orange Bowl victory over North Carolina.