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Jermaine Johnson

Jermaine Curtis Johnson II is an American football defensive end for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL).

He played college football at Independence CC and Georgia before transferring to Florida State in 2021 where he was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year. Johnson was drafted by the New York Jets with the twenty-sixth overall pick of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Johnson began his collegiate career at Independence Community College. While at Independence, he was featured in the fourth season of the Netflix documentary series Last Chance U where he played under head coach Jason Brown.

As a freshman, he had 58 tackles, eight sacks, and three forced fumbles. Johnson transferred to the University of Georgia following the season.

Johnson played in every game for the Georgia Bulldogs as a sophomore, where he had 20 tackles and 2.5 sacks. As a senior, he finished third on the team with four sacks 16 total tackles, and 11 quarterback hurries.

Towards the end of the season, Johnson entered the transfer portal and enrolled at Florida State for his final season of NCAA eligibility. Johnson had seven tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks in his first game for the Seminoles, a 41-38 overtime loss to Notre Dame, and was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week.

He was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and first-team All-ACC after he finished the season with 70 tackles and led the ACC with 18 tackles for loss and 12 sacks.