Johnson Tabbed Candidate for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award

Aug. 24, 2010

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- TCU preseason All-America safety Tejay Johnson has been selected as one of 30 candidates nationally for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

In addition to being named to multiple preseason All-America teams, Johnson also appears on watch lists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Lott Trophy and Thorpe Award. He is also a nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.

Johnson was an All-Mountain West Conference selection for the nation's leading defense last season. He tied for TCU's team lead with three interceptions while placing fourth with 59 tackles. Johnson recorded a career best and TCU season-high 14 stops in a 38-7 win at BYU. It was the most tackles in a game by a Horned Frog since Marvin White totaled 14 against Baylor in 2006.

A senior from Garland, Texas, Johnson is a habilitation of the deaf/hard of hearing major.

In addition to his work on the gridiron, Johnson mentors middle school kids, volunteers at a homeless shelter and participates in Big Brothers/Big Sisters events. He is also a member of TCU's gospel choir and the secretary and historian for the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

TCU two-time consensus All-American Jerry Hughes was a 2009 finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.



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