When the Texas A&M Aggies need someone to help shrink the pocket or stifle the backfield, they turn to junior linebacker Buddy Johnson.

Johnson, who stands 6-foot-2-inches and weighs 228 pounds, has started all five games so far in his third year for Texas A&M and has eclipsed his career total for tackles for loss (TFL) – five in 2018 – and matched his output for tackles – 27 in 2018.

The Aggies, who are currently on a bye week, received a solid performance from Johnson in their hard-fought 31-27 win over SEC rival Arkansas on Sept. 28. Johnson registered seven tackles, 2.5 TFLs, a sack, a quarterback hurry and a pass deflection in front of a packed house at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

During his time at Dallas Kimball High, Johnson was a star on both sides of the ball. In addition to being a highly recruited all-district linebacker, he led the Knights in rushing and receiving in 2016 with 472 rushing yards and 446 receiving yards, in addition to 268 passing yards.


A Barn Burner Week For Texas Conservatives

Grassroots candidates are closing with positive messages while the moderates continue with numerous last minute attacks. The Texas GOP is also meeting this week to make some big decisions.