Antonio Johnson
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Johnson at the 2023 NFL Combine
No. 26 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (2001-10-29) October 29, 2001 (age 22)
East St Louis, Illinois, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:East St. Louis Senior
College:Texas A&M (2020–2022)
NFL draft:2023 / Round: 5 / Pick: 160
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:17
Sacks:1.0
Forced fumbles:1
Pass deflections:3
Interceptions:2
Player stats at PFR

Antonio Johnson (born October 29, 2001) is an American football safety for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas A&M.

Early years

Johnson attended O’Fallon Township High School in O’Fallon, Illinois before transferring to East St. Louis Senior High School in East St. Louis, Illinois.[1] He was selected to play in the 2020 All-American Bowl.[2] A four-star prospect, he committed to play college football at Texas A&M University.[3][4][5]

College career

Johnson played in seven games and made one start as a true freshman at Texas A&M in 2020, recording 14 tackles.[6] As a sophomore in 2021, he started all 12 games and had 79 tackles, an interception, and a sack and was named a member of the All-Southeastern Conference second team.[7][8][9]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 1+78 in
(1.88 m)
198 lb
(90 kg)
32+18 in
(0.82 m)
9+34 in
(0.25 m)
4.52 s 1.57 s 2.63 s 4.34 s 7.18 s 31.0 in
(0.79 m)
9 ft 10 in
(3.00 m)
8 reps
Sources:[10][11]

Johnson was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round, 160th overall, of the 2023 NFL draft.[12]

References

  1. ^ Kvidahl, David (August 26, 2019). "No. 4: Johnson eager to join recent ring party at East St. Louis". STLtoday.com. Retrieved May 11, 2023.
  2. ^ Criddle, Dean (January 2, 2020). "East St. Louis safety Antonio Johnson impresses during All-American Bowl workouts". Belleview News-Democrat. Retrieved July 19, 2023.
  3. ^ Halfacre, Paul (September 21, 2019). "East St. Louis DB Johnson commits to Texas A&M". St. Louis Today. Retrieved July 19, 2023.
  4. ^ Smith, Cam (September 23, 2019). "Despite Auburn loss, Texas A&M gains in recruiting with 4-star Antonio Johnson". USA TODAY High School Sports. Retrieved July 20, 2023.
  5. ^ "Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M Aggies, Safety". 247Sports. Retrieved September 27, 2022.
  6. ^ Underwood, Hannah (March 30, 2021). "Texas A&M offseason breakout candidates: Is safety Antonio Johnson poised to make an impression as a sophomore?". Dallas News. Retrieved July 19, 2023.
  7. ^ Zwerneman, Brent (October 12, 2021). "How 'Friday Night Lights' helped draw Antonio Johnson to Texas A&M". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved July 20, 2023.
  8. ^ Thompson, Cole (May 9, 2022). "Where Does Texas A&M DB Antonio Johnson Rank Among Early 2023 Draft Prospects?". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved July 20, 2023.
  9. ^ Brown, Travis L. (October 15, 2021). "Family of Texas A&M's Antonio Johnson to celebrate his success Saturday close to St. Louis home". The Eagle. Retrieved July 19, 2023.
  10. ^ "Antonio Johnson Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved April 14, 2023.
  11. ^ "2023 NFL Draft Scout Antonio Johnson College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved April 14, 2023.
  12. ^ Oehser, John (April 29, 2023). "NFL Draft Round 5, Pick 160 Overall: Johnson is the Selection". Jaguars.com. Retrieved July 19, 2023.