CLEVELAND – Temple senior LB Stephen Johnson
(Norristown, Pa.) has earned Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors for the East division, the MAC announced on Monday.
In Temple's 42-14 win over Army, Johnson led all players with a career-high 16 tackles, including a career-best eight solo stops.
In 11 starts this season, Johnson leads the Owls with 99 tackles, 34 more than any other Owl. He also has a team-high five break-ups, two forced fumbles, and a hurry.
The MAC honor is the third of Johnson's career and his third this season.
Temple (7-4, 4-3 MAC) hosts Kent State (5-6, 4-3 MAC) on Friday, Nov. 25 at Noon at Lincoln Financial Field. The Senior Class will be honored during a pregame ceremony.
MAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Nov. 21, 2011
RB Branden Oliver, Buffalo
LB Stephen Johnson, Temple
K Matt Weller, Ohio
QB Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois
DL Drew Nowak, Western Michigan
KR Demarius Reed, Eastern Michigan