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He’s an All Star

By Staff | Apr 5, 2015

One Blue Earth Area Buccaneer senior football player has had his high school football career extended.

Jacob Johnson has been selected to play in the 42nd annual Minnesota Football Coaches All Star Football Game on June 27 as part of the South All Stars team.

The game will be played at Husky Stadium at St. Cloud State University and has a 1 p.m. start time.

Called the “Tackle Cancer” All-Star game, it features players and coaches representing 79 schools and 27 conferences across the state.

The 5-foot-10, 185 pound Johnson was listed as both a running back and a linebacker for the Buccaneers this past season. However, he is slated to just play linebacker in the All Star game.

Johnson was the leading tackler for the Bucs last season, with 101 tackles. He also had three sacks and one fumble recovery on defense.

“Jacob was our leading tackler and there is a reason for that,” Buccaneer coach Randy Kuechenmeister says. “He has a nose for the football.”

Offensively the Buc senior had 102 carries as a running back and gained 681 yards and scored eight touchdowns on the ground. He also had four pass catches for 16 yards and one more touchdown.

“He is tough, hard to bring down when he runs with the ball,” Kuechenmeister says. “But, he is a very good blocker as well.”

Johnson was one of seven Buccaneers to land on either the Big South Conference All Conference team or on the Honorable Mention list.

“Jacob is an excellent leader who plays with a lot of heart and makes the others around him better,” the Buccaneer coach adds. “Simply put, he loves the game.”

And now Johnson will have a chance to once again put on the pads and helmet and have one more high school football game experience.