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Austin Johnson
Austin Johnson


Galloway, N.J.

High School:
St. Augustine Prep

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 302



H.S. Coach:
Dennis Scuderi


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Penn State Football vs. Illinois 11/2

Penn State Football vs. Illinois

When members of the Nittany Lion defense were asked last spring about younger players who had made a strong impression during winter conditioning and the 15 spring practices, one name consistently came up -- defensive tackle Austin Johnson. A strong and tough player, Johnson made his presence known on the Dirty Show during his redshirt season, helping preparing the offensive line for the rigors of the Big Ten campaign. In his first game in Beaver Stadium, he recorded a game-high-tying five tackles, with two sacks, to help the defense post the win in the Blue-White game. Johnson has excellent drive and physical attributes and will be a primary challenger for a starting assignment next to senior DaQuan Jones. He played at St. Augustine Prep, which produced former Nittany Lion defensive end Jack Crawford, a 2012 NFL Draft choice who plays with the Oakland Raiders. Johnson is one of eight returning players from New Jersey.

2012 (Freshman Season)
Redshirt season.

High School
Johnson was named all-state, All-Cape-Atlantic League and All-South Jersey during his senior season, helping lead St. Augustine Prep to the Cape-Atlantic League championship. He was selected a team captain during his junior and senior seasons under Coach Dennis Scuderi. Johnson was a second-team All-Cape-Atlantic League and second-team All-South Jersey selection during his junior year. He was invited to participate in the Chesapeake Bowl, All-Cape-Atlantic League all-star game and the New Jersey North-South game. ranked Johnson among the nation's Top 25 prep defensive tackles. He also was all-state in basketball and was named Cape-Atlantic Player-of-the-Year as a senior. Johnson helped the Hermits to the NJSIAA Non-Public Group A state championship during his junior season.

Full name is Austin Hunter Johnson. He is the son of Austin and Tammy Johnson, and has two older sisters, Brandi and Erika, and one younger sister, Kennedy. He enjoys playing video games and lifting weights. Johnson intends on majoring in management in the Smeal College of Business and would like to own his own business. Born May 8, 1994 in Galloway, N.J.

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