Johnson, UTs first Butkus Award finalist, led the Longhorns with 116 tackles, including 18 tackles for loss (second most in a season among linebackers in Texas history) and three fumble recoveries. His four interceptions in 2003 tied the school record for interceptions by a linebacker and ranks second nationally among others at his position. The 6-4, 230-pounder also recorded nine QB pressures and eight pass breakups during the regular season.
A consensus first-team All-Big 12 selection (2002-2003), Johnsons career stats include 319 tackles and eight interceptions. Although Johnson has indicated he will likely return for his senior season, the junior has also said he will finalize his decision following the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl, set for Dec. 30 in San Diego.
Johnson has already been named first -team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America and the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
Seniors OG Tillman Holloway, CB Nathan Vasher and SE Roy Williams earned spots on the AP third-team squad.
Texas continues bowl preparation Tuesday afternoon at Frank Denius Field.