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TCU linebacker Jawuan Johnson named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

The grad transfer had 12 tackles and a touchdown in TCU’s win over Oklahoma State.

TCU Football vs Oklahoma State
TCU Football vs Oklahoma State
Melissa Triebwasser

For the second consecutive week, a TCU player has earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week accolades. After Ben Banogu was honored for his performance against Baylor, Jawuan Johnson was tabbled with the accolade for his performance against Oklahoma State.

Johnson earned the honor after recording 12 tackles against Oklahoma State, while also scooping up a fumble and taking it 15 yards to the house on Oklahoma State’s first play from scrimmage in the second half.

Johnson has really come on in the second half of the season, recording 46 tackles, three tackles for loss, a sack, and two fumble recoveries in the past five games, after recording just 13 tackles in TCU’s first seven games.

A graduate transfer from Northern Illinois, Johnson started seeing more playing time once Garret Wallow moved to safety (due to injuries at safety), and his play has kept him in the lineup ever since.

Now he’s got one more chance to impress NFL scouts, after helping TCU become bowl eligible.