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Tyreek Johnson

  • position EDGE
  • height 6-3
  • weight 270
  • class Redshirt Senior
  • Hometown Sumter, S.C.
  • High school Lakewood
  • position EDGE
  • height 6-3
  • weight 270
  • class Redshirt Senior
  • Hometown Sumter, S.C.
  • High school Lakewood

Tyreek Johnson Bio

* 2023 CSC Academic All-District
* 2023 NFF Hampshire Honor Society
* 2023 co-The President’s Outstanding Student-Athlete Award
* 2023 Gamecock Toughness Award – Defense
* 2022 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
* 2021 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
* 2020 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
* 2019 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
* 2019 Harold White GPA Award – Defense
* 2018-19 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

EDGE rusher who spent six years in the Gamecock Football program… hampered by injuries early in his career… appeared in 26 games with four starts… logged 29 tackles with 5.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks… outstanding student who was recognized for his academics by the SEC every year since his arrival in 2018… was named to the 2023 NFF Hampshire Honor Society… selected to play in the 2024 Tropical Bowl.

2023 (Redshirt Senior)
Recognized as a co-winner of The President’s Outstanding Student-Athlete Award and earned the Gamecock Toughness Award for the defense, both presented at the 2023 Garnet & Black Spring Game… became a member of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society… appeared in 11 games making four starts… credited with 16 tackles with 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks… also had a pair of quarterback hurries and blocked a kick… made his first start against Tennessee, then started each of the final three games of the season… seven of his 16 stops came at Texas A&M… had a sack and two hurries against Jacksonville State… blocked a field goal attempt against Florida… had a sack in his finale against Clemson… named to the CSC Academic All-District team.

2022 (Redshirt Junior)
Fifth-year player who saw action in 12 contests… credited with 10 tackles including seven solo stops… had a pair of tackles for loss and recovered a fumble… posted a career-best three tackles at Arkansas and followed that performance with two tackles against Georgia… had two stops, including a tackle for loss, while also recording his first career fumble recovery at Florida… named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll for the fifth time.

2021 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Listed as a redshirt sophomore for the second-straight season after injuries derailed the first years of his Gamecock career… appeared in two games… played in the season opener versus Eastern Illinois and in the season finale against North Carolina in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl… credited with his lone tackle against the Panthers… named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2020 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Worked his way back following off-season knee surgery… was not available in the spring after having surgery for a subluxed kneecap… did not see any game action… a member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2019 (Redshirt Freshman)
Redshirt freshman who was sidelined during the spring due while rehabbing an ACL injury… lone appearance came vs. Charleston Southern… credited with a pair of tackles… sidelined most of the season with a subluxed kneecap which required off-season surgery… named the Harold White GPA Award winner for the defense at the spring game… named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2018 (Freshman)
Enrolled in January 2018 after graduating from high school in 2017… suffered a torn ACL very early in fall camp and missed the entire season… named to the First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Graduated from Lakewood High School in Sumter, S.C. in 2017… suffered a torn labrum in his shoulder late in his senior season, leading him to sit out the 2017 season… registered 91 tackles, including 23 for loss as senior… also blocked six kicks and had five sacks in his final season with the Gators… finished with 87 tackles including 21 for loss, with seven sacks and three forced fumbles as a junior… coached by Larry Cornelius… selected to the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas following his senior campaign… ranked as the 14th-best prospect in South Carolina and the 41st-ranked strong-side defensive end in the country by 247’s composite rankings.

Tyreek Donte Johnson was born April 26, 1999… earned a degree in integrated information technology and is working on a Master’s degree in health information technology.