Played in 40 games with 16 starts at defensive tackle ... Started 13 games as a junior, in what was his final year with the Tigers ... Opted to forgo senior season and declared for the 2014 NFL Draft following the Outback Bowl in January ... Finished career with 77 tackles, 22.0 tackles for loss and 7.0 sacks ... Earned second-team All-SEC honors in 2013 ... Clocked at 4.7 in the 40-yard dash ... Lost 40 pounds since his freshman season when he played at 330 pounds.
Played in 13 games with 13 starts at defensive tackle for the Tigers ... Earned second team All-SEC honors from both the AP and the SEC Coaches after recording 35 tackles, a team-best 9.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks ... Added three quarterback hurries and intercepted a pass (vs. Georgia) ... Tied career-high with five tackles to go along with one sack (-5 yards) and a tackle for a 3-yard loss in road win over Mississippi State ... Followed that with three tackles, including a sack for a 9-yard loss in win over Florida ... Other sack went for a 5-yards loss vs. Furman ... Had only interception of career vs. Georgia ... Closed out career with three tackles, including 2.0 for losses, in Outback Bowl win over Iowa ... Anchored an LSU defense that limited Iowa to just 11 first downs and 233 total yards (76 rushing, 157 passing) in Outback Bowl ... For year, LSU ranked No. 3 in the SEC in total defense and No.5 in the league in rushing defense.
Played in 13 games, starting three times ... Starts came in wins over Idaho, Auburn and Towson ... Combined for 13 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss (13 yards) and 1.5 sacks (9 yards) in those three games ... Finished third on the team with 10.0 tackles for loss ... Had a total of 30 tackles, 3.0 sacks and two quarterback hurries ... Added one pass breakup for an LSU defense that ranked among the best in the nation in several categories ... Had best game of season in win over Ole Miss with four tackles, including 2.0 totaling 13 yards in losses and a sack for an 11-yard loss ... Had three tackles, including a sack for a 6-yard loss, in win over Auburn ... Had half-sacks vs. Towson and Florida ... Had career-best five tackles in wins over Idaho and Towson ... Opened season with three tackles, including one for a loss vs. North Texas ... A week later vs. Washington, had three tackles and another tackle for loss in the 41-3 LSU victory.
Earned freshman All-America honors by CBSSports.com and Sporting News in his first season ... Played in all 14 games as a backup at defensive tackle ... Made his collegiate debut against Oregon and picked up a tackle, including a half tackle for a loss, on his first play ... Tallied two tackles, both for losses, including his first career sack at Mississippi State ... Credited with 0.5 tackles for a loss against Arkansas.
The consensus No. 1 defensive tackle prospect by all major recruiting services in 2010 ... Rated as a five-star prospect by every recruiting service ... The highest rated defensive player in the state of Louisiana ... Selected to the prestigious Parade All-America team ... Awarded the 2010 Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year ... Is the first lineman, and only third defender, in the 16 years of handing out the honor to win the state's Gatorade Player of the Year honor ... Named to the USA Today 2010 All-USA First-Team ... Broke the Louisiana career sack record with 67.5 sacks during his four years at O.P. Walker ... Awarded the Louisiana 4A Most Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010 ... Four- time all-district selection.
Broke the Louisiana freshman sack record ... Recorded 129 tackles, 31 tackles for loss and 17.5 sacks as a senior in 2010 ... Rated the No. 2 overall player in the country by ESPN.com ... A member of ESPNU's Top 150 ... Rated the No. 4 overall player in the country by Scout.com ... A member of Scout.com Hot 100 and Rivals.com Top 100 for 2011 ... A participant in the 2011 Under Armour All-America game ... Listed as a member of the 2011 Under Armour All-American Team and a PrepStar Top 150 All American ... Listed in the Sporting News' Top 100 ... Named to the New Orleans Times Picayune's 2011 Blue-Chip List ... Ranked second on the Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register Super South East 120 ... Member of the PrepStar All Southeast Region ... Coached by Emmanuel Powell.
Parents are Nakisha Johnson and Sherman Patty ... Born Jan. 24, 1993 ... Nicknamed "The Freak" ... Sang in the O.P. Walker choir and also sang National Anthem before some of his high school football games ... Majoring in general studies ... Family was displaced after Hurricane Katrina, moving to Alabama for a period of time ... Returned to New Orleans and finished his high school career at O.P. Walker, where he became one of the most sought after high school players in the country.
- LSU DT Anthony Johnson declares for draft...No defense in the country knows the feeling of seeing talented juniors leave for the NFL Draft than LSU 's, and it looks like nothing will change where the 2014 version is concerned. Starting Tiger defensive tackle Anthony Johnson tweeted Thursday that he will forgo his senior season in Baton Rouge and enter April's draft. Johnson led LSU with 9 tackles for loss in 2013, his first season as a full-time starter, and finished fifth on the team with three sacks. It speaks to Johnson's immense potential that those numbers were considered slightly disappointing after a sophomore season with 10 tackles-for-loss and three sacks as the third member of the Tigers' tackle rotation.
The 6-foot-3, 294-pound Johnson was a consensus five-star prospect and the No. 1 defensive tackle in the class of 2011 coming out of New Orleans' Perry Walker High School, earning the nickname "Freak" for his quickness and agility. LSU could lose both of its starting defensive tackles if fellow junior Ego Ferguson also declares for the draft. - Jerry Hinnen, CBSSports.com