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Anthony Johnson

Coconut Creek, Fla.
Chaminade-Madonna Prep
High School
Previous School
Anthony Johnson - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

2022 – First Team All-ACC … Associated Press and Phil Steele First Team All-ACC … Pro Football Focus Second Team All-ACC … accepted invite to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. on Feb. 4, 2023 … named the Team Defensive MVP at the program’s annual awards banquet … First Team VaSID All-State … listed on Phil Steele’s Preseason All-ACC Second Team … 2023 Senior Bowl Preseason Watch List.  2021 –  Named to the Pro Football Focus All-ACC Third Team.

2022 –
One of five team captains voted on by the players at the end of the season … started all 10 games at cornerback … 7th in the country with 1.4 passes defended per game … T-2 in the ACC and T-18th in the nation in total passes defended (14) … T-4th in the ACC and T-16th in the nation in pass breakups. 2021 – Appeared in all 12 of UVA’s games and started in 11… eighth in the ACC in passes broken up with nine total… seventh in the ACC in interceptions with three… fifth on the team in total tackles with 44… made his season high of tackles of seven against Wake Forest… made 2.0 tackles for loss on the season.

A transfer from Louisville where appeared in 32 games with five career starts … made 42 career tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, two interceptions and broke up 15 passes … appeared in eight of Louisville’s 11 games in 2020 with one start. Johnson is the only player in Cardinal football history to break up a pass on three consecutive plays, a feat he accomplished in 2020 against Florida State … in 2019 Johnson made 27 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, broke up seven passes, had one interception, forced three fumbles and recovered another for the Cardinals … graduated from Louisville with a degree in marketing.

A 2017 graduate of Chaminade-Madonna Prep in Hollywood, Fla., where he played cornerback for head coach Dameon Jones … earned all-state and All-Broward County honors in 2016 … made 30 stops with 10 passes broken up and three interceptions as a junior in 2015 … named a three-star recruit by, and … ranked No. 89 on ESPN’s top 300 safeties … considered one of the best defensive backs in the Florida … also participated in track & field at Chaminade-Madonna Prep … son of Sheniqua Johnson and Anthony Johnson…pursuing a master’s degree in Educational Psychology.