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Liam Johnson Secures Another Preseason All-America Honor

PRINCETON – Liam Johnson has earned another preseason honor as he was selected as Stats Perform FCS Preseason Third-Team All-American.

Johnson was recently named a Phil Steele FCS Preseason All-American (fourth team) in July.

The linebacker co-won the Bushnell Cup for Ivy Defensive Player of the Year in 2022. The rising senior led Princeton and ranked fourth in the Ivy League in tackles (90). A former Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week, Johnson averaged 13 tackles per game over the final two weeks of the season and scored two touchdowns during the year, including a 92-yard fumble return against Penn. He averaged 9.9 tackles per Ivy League game, the third-best mark in the league.

Johnson is the 14th Princeton winner of the Bushnell Cup in program history and gave the Tigers back-to-back defensive honorees as Jeremiah Tyler won it in 2021. He’s the eighth Princeton player since 2012 to earn the conference’s highest accolade.

Princeton will take on the University of San Diego to begin the 2023 season on Sept. 16 at 4 p.m.