C.J. Johnson Earns SEC Weekly Honor

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM C.J. Johnson (UM Photography)
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C.J. Johnson (UM Photography)
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Sept. 3, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - After a strong season-opening performance against Central Arkansas, Ole Miss sophomore C.J. Johnson was honored as the Southeastern Conference Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week by the league office Monday.

The defensive end from Philadelphia, Miss., notched six tackles and a sack in helping the Rebels defeat the Bears 49-27.

With Ole Miss up just one score in the fourth quarter, Johnson's sack ended a UCA drive and provided momentum that resulted in three straight Rebel touchdown drives to seal the win. He led an Ole Miss defense that limited UCA to just one second-half score.

It is the first SEC weekly honor of Johnson's career and the first for a Rebel since Bobby Massie was named Offensive Lineman of the Week after the Louisiana-Lafayette game in 2010.

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