NAME: Tucker Johnson
SCHOOL: Scranton Prep
LAST SEASON: 2019
Tucker Johnson was the epitome of toughness on both sides of the ball for the Cavaliers. As a senior linebacker, he had 144 yards tackles, 5 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, 4 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries and 4 passes broken up. For his career, he had 396 tackles and 8.5 sacks. During his tenure as a starter, Prep had a record of 35-6 which included District 2 championships his sophomore and junior seasons. On offense, Johnson rushed for over 1,700 yards during his career including 1,300 yards his junior season. He had 18 career rushing touchdowns.
Johnson was NPF Lackawanna Football Conference Division II first-team linebacker and fullback both his junior and senior seasons. He was also 2019 NPF Lackawanna Football Conference Division II Defense Player of the Year. He was also an NPF All-District 2 linebacker that season. Johnson was named an all-state linebacker by the Pennsylvania Football Writers in both 2018 and 2019. He was also first-team linebacker by the Pennsylvania Football News in 2019. Johnson was also named first-team linebacker by EasternPaFootball.com his junior and senior seasons. He was also a two-time WNEP Dream Team member. Johnson will continue his athletic and academic career at Division 1 St. Joseph’s University where he will play lacrosse.
Scranton Prep coach Terry Gallagher on Johnson: “Tucker was a quick, tough and physical football player. He had a nose for the football, and was always around the ball. His relentless motor, toughness, intelligence and natural instincts made him a standout on both sides of the ball. He never backed down from a challenge, and embraced the idea of facing adversity. His fearless attitude, incredible work ethic, and unique leadership skills have allowed him to become one of the best football players and leaders to have ever played in our program. The impact he had on his classmates, teammates, teachers, coaches, and the Scranton Prep community will last for generations to come. Our entire coaching staff was honored to have the opportunity to have coached him over the past four years. The amount of love and respect I have for him is beyond words. I will forever be indebted to him and his family for the opportunity to be part of their lives. Every coach should be lucky enough to coach a player, and more importantly a person like Tucker Johnson.”
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