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Jermaine Johnson named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week, Bednarik Award semifinalist

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UGA-transfer leads ACC with eight sacks and 11 TFL.

NCAA Football: Florida State at Clemson Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State football has one of the best defensive linemen in the country and the honors continue to roll in for him. Jermaine Johnson was named an ACC co-Defensive Lineman of the Week earlier Monday.

Johnson racked up four tackles and two tackles for loss against the Clemson Tigers. Johnson put the Seminoles ahead when he stripped QB DJ Uiagalelei of the ball and ran the fumble into the end-zone for a touchdown. He became the first Seminole with a strip sack TD since 2013.

The Georgia Bulldogs transfer has been terrorizing offensive lines all season. The defensive end leads the ACC with eight sacks and 11 tackles for loss. He’s also first among all Power 5 defensive linemen with 49 tackles.

Johnson also was named a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award, given to the best defensive player in college football.

Johnson and the Seminoles look to bounce back against the NC State Wolfpack at 4:00 PM on Saturday in Doak Campbell Stadium.