Started all 12 games in his final season at Connecticut...totaled 95 tackles, second on the team, including 37 solo...registered 6.5 tackles for loss and forced two fumbles, recovering one...posted double-digit tackles five times, including four consecutive games...career-high 14 tackles in a win over Buffalo (Sept. 29)...recorded 12 tackles against Temple (Oct. 13) and 11 in an overtime win at Louisville (Nov. 24)...made 28 career starts, while appearing in 45 games...finished with 227 tackles in his career and 20.5 TFLs...named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll following the Temple game...earned the team's John L. Toner Scholar Athlete Award.
Led the Huskies in tackles last season with 97 and started all 12 games ... has a total of 33 career games played with 14 starts ... had a career-high 11 tackles against both Fordham (Sept. 3), USF (Oct. 15) and Louisville (Nov. 19) ... also had ten tackles against both Iowa State (Sept. 16) and Western Michigan (Oct. 1) ... was sixth on the team for tackles for a loss ... had three tackles for a loss against Louisville ... tied for the team lead in fumble recoveries with two ... was named to the 2011 BIG EAST All-Academic Team and was also a `10 selection ... received the teams Football Alumni Award, for leadership, dedication and teamwork.
Saw reserve duty in 2010 on defense and also played on special teams...Had four tackles against Temple (Sept. 18) and a pair against Michigan (Sept. 4)...Also recorded an interception vs. Texas Southern (Sept. 11)...A member of the 2010 BIG EAST All-Academic team.
Gained his first collegiate experience by seeing action in 12 games in 2009 and starting the Louisville (Oct. 17) and Rutgers (Oct. 31) games...registered 28 tackles on the season with five for a loss...had a career-high eight tackles in regular season finale vs. USF (Dec. 5)...also had seven tackles in the win vs. Louisville.
Named first-team all-state as a senior ... Earned all-county and all-conference recognition as a junior ... Also named all-county in basketball ... Team captain.
Jory Kennedy Johnson ... Born on April 7, 1989 ... An economics major.
- University of Connecticut football seniors Jory Johnson (Mobile, Ala.) and Michael Smith (Houston, Texas) have accepted invitations to participate in select all-star games in the coming weeks. Johnson, an outside linebacker that started all 12 games this season for the Huskies, will play in the Raycom College Football All-Star Classic at the Crampton Bowl in his home state in Montgomery, Ala. The game is scheduled for 2:00 pm CT on Saturday, January 19 and will be broadcast live on the CBS Sports Network.
Johnson, an outside linebacker that started all 12 games this season for the Huskies, will play in the Raycom College Football All-Star Classic at the Crampton Bowl in his home state in Montgomery, Ala. The game is scheduled for 2:00 pm CT on Saturday, January 19 and will be broadcast live on the CBS Sports Network. Johnson totaled 95 tackles, second on the team, including 37 solo in his final season for UConn. He finished his career with 227 tackles and 20.5 for a loss and was earned the team's John L. Toner Scholar Athlete Award at the conclusion of the season. - Connecticut football
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