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05/22/14 - 2014 LOTT IMPACT TROPHY WATCH LIST: A.J. Johnson, LB, Tennessee...Johnson returned to Tennessee for his senior season after another stellar campaign as a junior. A 2013 AP and Coaches All-SEC first-team selection, Johnson became the first Vol to record 100 tackles in back to back seasons since Earnest Fields did so in 1990-91 finishing his 2013 campaign with 106. Johnson also notched 8.5 tackles for a loss of 17 yards, tying a career high, while also recovering a fumble and breaking up three passes. Johnson notched five double-digit tackling efforts in 2013, bringing his career total to 18. He currently sits in third place on the UT career assisted tackles list with 164. The Gainesville, Ga., native enters his final season on Rocky Top with 324 career tackles in 36 career games. - Tennessee football
02/12/14 - Tennessee players cited at party...Two current Tennessee players were arrested and seven others were cited for alcohol-related offenses at a party over the weekend, the Associated Press reported. Linebacker A.J. Johnson was arrested for purchasing alcohol for a person underage and resisting arrest, and defensive tackle Danny O'Brien was arrested for criminal impersonation, resisting arrest and underage consumption of alcohol. Other current Vols players cited for providing alcohol to underage people were linebackers Jakob Johnson, Curt Maggitt and Jalen Reeves-Maybin. Cited for underage consumption were offensive lineman Dontavius Blair, defensive lineman Malik Brown, cornerback Justin Coleman and defensive end Dimarya Mixon.
The police report stated that Johnson and former Vols player Dontavis Sapp provided marijuana to underaged individuals at the party. No one was arrested on andrug charge. Johnson, who led the Vols in tackles last season, and Coleman, who started all 12 games he played last season, were the only 2013 starters in the group. In a statement, head coach Butch Jones said, "[W]e are aware of the situation and are still in the preliminary stages of gathering all facts and information." It has yet to be determined what, if any, punishment the players will face. - The Sports Xchange
02/09/14 - Two Vols arrested on alcohol-related charges...Two Tennessee players were arrested this weekend on alcohol-related charges and resisting arrest. According to the Associated Press, linebacker A.J. Johnson and defensive lineman Danny O'Brien were both arrested and taken into custody late Saturday. Johnson was charged with purchasing alcohol for a person underage and resisting arrest, while O'Brien was charged with criminal impersonation, resisting arrest and underage consumption of alcohol. “We are aware of the situation and are still in the preliminary stages of gathering all facts and information,” said Butch Jones in a statement. “We have very high standards and expectations within our football program at the University of Tennessee, and appropriate action will be taken.” Former Tennessee linebacker Dontavius Sapp, who just finished his senior season, was also arrested. Johnson, who is 22, led Tennessee with 106 tackles last season and was first team All-SEC. O'Brien had 12 tackles as a reserve in 2013. O'Brien is 20 years old. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com
01/07/14 - Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson is returning to school for his senior season rather than entering the NFL draft. Volunteers coach Butch Jones announced through his Twitter account Tuesday that he's "very excited to announce" Johnson would be a part of next year's team. Johnson earned first-team all-Southeastern Conference honors this season and made 106 tackles to lead his team for a second straight year. He ranked third in the SEC with 8.8 tackles per game. Johnson has started each of the last three seasons and has 324 career tackles. He made 138 tackles in the 2012 season and ranked fourth among all Football Bowl Subdivision players with 11.5 tackles per game. Johnson is the only full-time starter from Tennessee's 2013 front seven on defense who will be back next season. - AP Sports
12/11/13 - 2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM: LB - A.J. Johnson, Tennessee, 6-2, 243, Jr,...Johnson became the first Vol to record 100 tackles in back to back seasons since Earnest Fields did so in 1990-91 finishing his 2013 campaign with 106. Johnson also notched 8.5 tackles for a loss of 17 yards, tying a career high, while also recovering a fumble and breaking up three passes. Johnson notched five double-digit tackling efforts in 2013, bringing his career total to 18. He currently sits in third place on the UT career assisted tackles list with 164. - Tennessee football