Members of the Inaugural TAJ-Talented 10th  Black College All-American Team.

During the month of February, (Black History Month) one member of the All-American team will be featured on the UrbanmediaToday.com website daily. Today we put the spot light on:

Southern’s Danny Johnson : (Defensive Back) 

    #1  Senior 
   5’10”  194lbs
East Feliciana, Louisiana  
    (East Feliciana HS ) 

#5  Nationally HBCU Football Passes Defended (15)

BOXTOROW All-American Team 
SBN Black College All-American Team 
                                  NFL Reese’s College Senior Bowl 

 

Danny Johnson (R) being presented with Walter Payton Award By Jarrett Payton (L) the son of Walter Payton ( Photo Courtesy of Southern University Athletics )

Johnson started off the 2017 season named as the South Western Athletic Conferences Representative to recieve the 9th Annual  Walter Payton Award before the MEAC/SWAC Challenge (presented annually before the start of the challenge). Danny finished the season as one of only 10 SWAC players in the past 10 years to play in the NFL Senior Bowl.

 

The Louisiana native finished second on the Jaguars defense in total tackles with 55; what is more impressive is 43 of those were all by his lonesome. Johnson nabbed 3 interceptions this year and racked up 118 yard in total yardage once he had the pigskin in his hands and returned two of those interceptions to the house for touchdowns.

 

The 5’10” Senior  bothered opponent receivers getting in their way for 12 pass break-ups and a total of 15 passes defended this past season. Johnson was an intrical part of  Southern University’s 7 wins and 4 losses this season; number one also returned punts  and kick offs for coach Dawson Odums Jags. He made a trip to the house on one of his 13 punt returns averaging  17.1 yards per return for a total of 222 yards. He led the Jags in Kickoff return yardage with a total of 326 yards on 15 returns averaging 21.7 yards a return. So it was safe to say there was no need for the young speedster to take a knee on kickoff returns if he found himself in the endzone.

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