Temple’s Stephen Johnson Named MAC Defensive Player of the Week
LB Stephen Johnson

Temple’s Stephen Johnson Named MAC Defensive Player of the Week

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

EAST DIVISION
OFFENSIVE

RB Branden Oliver, Buffalo

DEFENSIVE
LB Stephen Johnson, Temple


SPECIAL TEAMS
K Matt Weller, Ohio


WEST DIVISION
OFFENSIVE

QB Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois

DEFENSIVE
DL Drew Nowak, Western Michigan

SPECIAL TEAMS
KR Demarius Reed, Eastern Michigan
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