August 11th, 2011 10:33 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: LSU
Tags: Anthony Johnson, Michael Brockers, Monte Kiffin, SEC
LSU freshman defensive tackle Anthony Johnson is known as “Freak” by his teammates. He’s 6-3, 295 pounds and he happens to be remarkably fast for his size. How fast?
“My sophomore year, I committed to the University of Tennessee, and the defensive coordinator at the time, Monte Kiffin, said he wanted me to run a 40-yard dash. I was 315 pounds at the time and I ran a 4.8-second 40.
Ever since that day, (Kiffin) said it was some freaky stuff, so he called me the ‘Freak’ — and it just stuck with me.”
While Tiger coaches are trying not to overwhelm the freshman phenom, his teammates already see a guy who can go toe-to-toe with LSU’s offensive linemen. “This guy comes in and goes against the ones, and it looks like he’s been playing int he SEC for a long time,” Michael Brockers told The New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Get used to hearing the name Anthony Johnson, folks.
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