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Austin Johnson DT 6' 4 313 lbs

Rank: 
58
Round Drafted: 
49
College: 
Penn State

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  • Johnson and Anthony Zettel form one of the top defensive tackle duos in college football and will be among the Nittany Lions’ top candidates for All-Big Ten and All-America honors. The Galloway, N.J., native nearly doubled his output from 2013 to 2014, securing 47 tackles and six TFL during his sophomore campaign. His freshman season featured 27 stops and three TFL.
      • One of the most athletic members of the squad, Johnson’s 6-4, 325-pound frame is complemented by his precise footwork and evolving technique.
      • Johnson is among the Nittany Lions that are on schedule to graduate in December, looking to earn his degree in journalism in just 3.5 years.
      • He is one of 14 returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey.