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ANTONIO 'T' JOHNSON

NO. 81

DEFENSIVE END

6-2, 217, Age 25, Sophomore

Lancaster HS (Lancaster, S.C.)

4-YEAR COLLEGE: Signed with North Carolina A&T.
2005 SEASON: Successfully made the switch from offense to defense. ... Moved from wide receiver, where he played a significant role for Palomar's 2004 team, to defensive end. ... Also played a major role on special teams. ... Recorded 35 tackles on the season ... Had a key fumble recovery as the Comets came back in the fourth quarter to win their season-opener at West Los Angeles on Sept.3. ... Had an assisted tackle and a quarterback heat in a 38-12 win over Los Angeles Harbor on Sept. 10. ... Contributed an assisted tackle and a QB heat in a 40-32 victory over Orange Coast on Sept. 17. ... Recovered a fumbled punt as the Comets gave nationally No. 4-ranked and host El Camino a scare on Octg. 1 before eventually losing 40-31. ... Had 4 solo tackles, a quarterback heat and a fumble recovery Oct. 15 vs. Riverside Community College. ... Contributed 3 solo tackles and a quarterback heat as the Comets led nationally No. 4-ranked Fullerton in the fourth quarter Oct. 22 before eventually losing 23-14. ... Had 2 solo tackles against Long Beach City College on Nov. 12.
2004 SEASON: Started at receiver for the Comets and had 13 receptions for 154 yards and 1 touchdown.
MILITARY SERVICE: Served on active duty for the U.S. Marine Corps from Sept. 1999 to September 2003. ... All-Marine in football.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football, basketball and track & field at Lancaster High School. ... Was an All-Region selection in South Carolina under coach Johnny Boscoe. .... Helped Yellowjackets to a 10-0 record and conference championship as a senior. ... Also was All-Region in track & field. ... Coaches Award winner in both football and basketball.
ACADEMICS: Graduated from Lancaster High School in 1999. ... Architectural Drafting major at Palomar.
PERSONAL: Born July 12, 1980, in Lancaster, S.C. ... Son of Lula Moe Johnson. ... Has 3 adult brothers (Jamie Johnson, Randy Jackson and Jesse Hall) and an adult sister (Angie Hall). ... Married to Griseldo Johnson. ... Has 1 daughter, Mekich, Nicole Gaskins, 4. ... Brother Randy Jackson played defensiv tackle for the University of South Carolina. ... Cousin of Tiffani Johnson, who played women's basketball for the University of Tennessee and is a forward for the Houston Comets in the WNBA. ... Lives in Vista.

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