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T.J. Johnson
T.J. Johnson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Aynor, S.C.

High School:
Aynor

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 319

Position:
OC

Experience:
3 VL

2012-13 Gamecock Spotlight Video

2012: Senior leader of the offensive line and a team captain... started all 53 games over the past four seasons, a school record... a second-team All-SEC selection by the league's coaches and by Phil Steele... is the only Gamecock in history to start in four wins over in-state rival Clemson... was on the preseason Rimington Award watch list for the second-straight season... named to the second-team on Phil Steele's 2012 Midseason All-America and All-SEC squads... member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... played in the East-West Shrine Game following the season... has a degree in sport and entertainment management... invited to the NFL Combine.

2011: Junior who started all 13 games at center... was a third-team All-SEC selection according to Phil Steele... was on the Rimington Award watch list... one of three players named a Harold White GPA Award winner at the 2011 Garnet & Black Spring Game... member of the 2011 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2010: Started all 14 games at center... named first-team All-SEC by Rivals.com and second team by Phil Steele... also named second-team All-Sophomore by College- FootballNews.com... rewarded with a game ball and was named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week following opening-game performance vs. Southern Miss when he helped pave the way for a 224-yard rushing total... earned a spot on the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... given the Weight Room Effort Award in the spring.

2009: Redshirt freshman offensive lineman who earned Freshman All-SEC recognition by the league's 12 coaches... earned honorable mention Freshman All-America honors by CollegeFootballNews.com... earned his first start as the right guard in the season-opening win at NC State... became the only offensive lineman and one of just five players on the squad to start every game... named the Most Improved Offensive Lineman in the spring.

2008: Redshirted in his first season on the Carolina campus.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Aynor (S.C.) High School in 2008... earned first-team all-state honors as selected by the Associated Press as a senior... was a second-team All-State pick by The State... played in the 71st-annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas... named to the All-Atlantic Region team by PrepStar magazine... Rivals.com ranked him as the 13th-best offensive center in the nation and the 17th-best player in the state of South Carolina... considered a three-star prospect... chose South Carolina over offers from Vanderbilt, Duke, Wake Forest, East Carolina, Kentucky, Maryland, and NC State.

PERSONAL: Anthony Eugene Johnson is pursuing a degree in sport and entertainment management.

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