D.J. second in SEC sacks

Junior defensive end Dennis Johnson is off to a very promising start this season with 25 tackles and three sacks...

LEXINGTON, Ky. --- Kentucky defensive end Dennis Johnson currently ranks second in the Southeastern Conference in quarterback sacks on the latest statistical report released by the league.

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Johnson, a 6-foot7, 265-pound junior from Harrodsburg, has three sacks through the first four games. He had a fourth in his grasp, but Ball State quarterback Talmadge Hill was called for intentional grounding near the end of the Cats' 28-20 victory on Sept. 8.

Florida's Alex Brown leads the SEC with 3 1/2 sacks.

As a team, Kentucky ranks fourth in the league with eight sacks for 48 yards in losses. Only Florida (11), Tennessee (10) and Alabama (10) have recorded more.

For the season, Johnson is the Cats' fourth-leading tackler with 25 stops, 13 solo. He's got a team-high five tackles for losses, six quarterback hurries, two pass break-ups and two forced fumbles.

Johnson now has 10 sacks in 27 career games. He's on pace for season highs in both tackles (39) and sacks (5).


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