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The Daily Nole — Oct. 14, 2021: FSU’s Johnson Named Semifinalist for Lombardi Award

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Lead Story

Florida State defensive end Jermaine Johnson has been a godsend for the Seminoles this season.

On Wednesday, Johnson was named one of 12 semifinalists for the Lombardi Award. A Georgia transfer, Johnson currently leads the ACC with 6.5 sacks and ranks second in the conference with 7.5 tackles for loss.

First given in 1970, the award is named for legendary NFL coach Vince Lombardi and goes to the player “who best embodies the values and spirit of NFL’s legendary coach Vince Lombardi.” Typically, it is awarded to an offensive or defensive lineman or a linebacker. Previous winners from Florida State are linebacker Marvin Jones in 1992 and defensive end Jamal Reynolds in 2000.

Between the Lines

There were no FSU athletic events scheduled for Wednesday.

On the Agenda

There are no FSU athletic events scheduled for Thursday.

News and Notes

FSU football has fallen out of the top 10 of the 247Sports Composite recruiting rankings. At 11th, the Seminoles still own the top class in the ACC.

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Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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