After helping Texas earn its sixth victory and bowl eligibility, junior linebacker Gary Johnson was named Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.
Johnson had seven tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry in the Longhorns’ 28-14 victory against West Virginia. It was the first weekly honor of Johnson’s career.
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With Texas leading 21-14 in the fourth quarter, Johnson delivered a strip-sack on Mountaineers quarterback Chris Chugonov. Texas recovered the ball and scored two plays later, securing its fifth conference victory.
Overall, the Texas defense held West Virginia to season lows in points and total offense. It was also the sixth time this season the Longhorns kept their opponent below 100 rushing yards.
Johnson and Texas conclude the regular season against Texas Tech on Friday at Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium.
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