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Jim Johnson
Jim Johnson

Forest City, IA

High School:
Forest City HS

Defensive Line

Iowa Items - One of four team captains...his 39 career tackles for loss ranks him first in school history...17 career sacks ties him with Jeff Drost for career lead...started 22 straight games and 32 of last 35 before missing Rose Bowl with sprained knee.

1990 - Consensus first team all-Big Ten for second straight season...started 11 games and amassed 66 tackles...second on team with eight tackles for loss (-33 yards)...season-high 12 stops at Michigan State to earn defensive MVP honors...two tackles for loss against Purdue (-16 yards), Michigan and Cincinnati...also recorded a sack and defended a pass against Purdue...nine tackles (one for loss) and a forced fumble against Iowa State...registered a sack (-9 yards) and defended a pass against Ohio State...seven stops versus Wisconsin and Michigan.

1989 - Co-winner of Roy J. Carver Award given to Iowa's Most Valuable Player...started 11 games and made 106 tackles...fourth down lineman in school history to get more than 100 tackles in a season...ninth most tackles in Big Ten...first team all-Big Ten selection by AP and UPI...led conference in tackles for loss (21 for minus 111 yards) and quarterback sacks (12-70)...the 21 tackles for loss rank seventh best in Big Ten history and ties Joe Mott's (New York Jets) Iowa record...equaled school mark with five tackles for loss vs. both Northwestern and Purdue...four sacks (minus 25 yards) vs. Boilermakers are a school record...AP Midwest Defensive Player of the Week vs. Iowa State and Purdue...four sacks (minus 25 yards) vs. Boilermakers are a school record...AP Midwest Defensive Player of Week vs. Iowa State and Purdue...had at least one tackle behind the line in 10 of 11 contests...double-figure tackles vs. Iowa State (14), Tulsa (13), Michigan State (14), Northwestern (14), Ohio State (12) and Minnesota (10)...recovered a fumble vs. Gophers...forced a fumble on Iowa State's six-yard line which the Hawkeyes recovered for a TD...team defensive MVP vs. Iowa State, Northwestern and Ohio State.

1988 - Started first 10 games before suffering injury...64 tackles (eight for losses)...nine stops in consecutive games vs. Colorado and Iowa State...one tackle for loss and forced fumble against Buffaloes...10 tackles vs. Michigan.

1987 - Season-high five tackles vs. Iowa State included two for losses.

1986 - Redshirted.

High school honors - third team all-state, first team all-conference and captain at Forest City...Career - set conference marks in shot put (51-8) and discus (153-11)...1986 league wrestling champ...109 tackles (15 for losses) as senior...Personal - born 3/2/67...general studies major.

Defense	Solo	Asst.	Total	T/Loss
Freshman	5	4	9	2/31
Sophomore	42	22	64	8/34
Junior	61	45	106	21/111
Senior	37	29	66	8/33
Career	145	100	245	39/209
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