Liberty defensive end Durrell Johnson has been named to the Walter Camp All-America second team, becoming the first player in program history to earn the distinction at the FBS level.
Johnson led the nation in tackles for loss with 1.9 per game and 22.5 total this season. He is one of only two FBS players with 20 or more tackles for loss in 2022, joining USC’s Tuli Tuipulotu with exactly 20.0 TFLs. Johnson also ranks No. 3 in the country with three forced fumbles and No. 34 in the country in sacks with 8.
Johnson has recorded 49 tackles during the season to go along with four pass breakups, two quarterback hurries, and an interception. He finished six of Liberty’s 12 games in 2022 with five or more tackles.
Since transferring to Liberty prior to the 2020 season, Johnson has recorded 112 career tackles along with 40.0 tackles for loss and 16.5 sacks in 32 games played.
The Walter Camp All-America team is the nation’s oldest college football All-America team. This year’s team is the 133rd announced team in the organization’s history. 26 players were selected to the first and second teams by the 131 FBS head coaches and sports information directors.
Johnson is the fifth player in program history to be named to the Walter Camp All-America team, all the previous ones coming at the FCS level (RB Rashad Jennings – 2008, K Matt Bevins – 2009 and 2010, DB/KR Kevin Fogg – 2011, S Jacob Hagen – 2014).
This is the second All-American honor of Johnson’s three-year tenure at Liberty as he was also named to the Phil Steele Postseason All-American fourth-team in 2020.