24 - Tony Johnson
Tony Johnson
Height: 6-3
Weight: 245
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lynn, MA
High School: Lynn Classical
Position: DE/LB
Major: Sports management

2010: Started in all ten games…Named Preseason All-American by Consensus Draft Services…Was named Northeast-10 defensive lineman of the year and was also All Conference first team…Honorable mention All-American by D2 football as a junior…was 1st in the Northeast-10 with eight sacks and increased his school leading sack record to 28.5 sacks for his career…1st in the Norhteast-10 with 14.5 tackles for loss and total loss of yards (64)…Recorded 49 tackles (30 solo, 19 assists) including six or more five time…recorded five tackles (4 solo, 1 assist), 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and 4 quarterback hurries Vs. Southern Connecticut (11/6)…Recorded three tackles (3 solo) and two sacks at Pace (11/13)…Totaled nine quarterback hurries on the season.

2009: Started in all ten games…was named to the Northeast-10 All Conference first team…recorded 9.0 sacks and became Merrimack’s all-time sack leader with 20.5 in just two season…tied for 1st in the conference in forced fumbles (3) and fumbles recovered (4)…set a school-career record with seven forced fumbles…recorded 10 tackles (7 solo, 3 assists),  and two sacks against St. Anselm (9/26)…tied for 1st in the conference in both tackles for a loss (1.8) and a total loss of yards (18.8)…Recorded 61 tackles(31 solo) including 8 or more three times (Husson 9/12, St. Anselm 9/26, Bentley 10/3).

2008: Appeared in ten games…set the school record for sacks in a season with 11.5…ranked second in the country in sacks per game and first in the conference…Northeast-10 All-Conference first team and rookie team selection…tied for first in the conference with four forced fumbles, including two against Stonehill (10/25)…led team with 16 tackles for a loss, including five against AIC (11/1)…tallied 32 tackles (23 solo), including six solo tackles against Husson (9/6) and AIC (11/1)…returned interception 45 yards for a touchdown, his first career interception and touchdown against AIC (11/1)…registered three sacks three times (Husson, 9/6, Stonehill, 10/25, AIC, 11/1)…two-time Northeast-10 Freshman of the Week selection…totaled three pass breakups

Personal/High School: Born October 11, 1989…son of Tommie and Irene Dublin…has one sibling, Casey…Awarded the Harry Agganis Award…named Lynn Classical Defensive Player of the Year…Boston Herald All-Scholastic honoree… named to Shriner’s All-Star Game…all Northeastern Conference selection…also lettered in basketball…sports management major at Merrimack.