Johnson named 2nd Team All-American by the CFB Network

courtesy of Gary Arreaga
courtesy of Gary Arreaga

NC Wesleyan College senior linebacker Antonio Johnson, the 2X Conference Defensive Player of the Year, was recently selected to the CFB Network's Defensive All-American 2nd Team for his stellar season.

Antonio led the nation and conference in solo tackles with 76 as well as ranking 1st in conference with 117 total tackles. He was third in tackles for loss at 12.5, 1st in forced fumbles with 3, while also intercepting three passes and recording two defensive touchdowns.

He helped lead the Bishops to a 6-3 record this season vs. D3 competition (5-2 in conference).



@TheCFBNetwork D-3 2nd Team All-American Defense/Special Teams:

DL: Manny Longoria (Texas Lutheran)
DL: Joey Longoria (Mary Hardin Baylor)
DL: Cameron Brown (Cass Western Reserve)
DL: John Hadac (Ithaca)
LB: Jonathan Seay (Wittenberg)
LB: Antonio Johnson (NC Wesleyan)
LB: Clark Gaden (Monmouth)
LB: Emmett Forde (Hobart)
CB: Keith Gipson (Mary Hardin Baylor)
CB: Chris Harris (St. John's)
S: Max Garda (Washington & Jefferson)
S: Thomas Polutchko (Carnegie Mellon)
K: Sam Thoreen (Hamilton)
P: Alex Berg (Concordia-Moorhead)
KR: Jermaine Russell (Guilford)
PR: Tahmir Barksdale (Delaware Valley)