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Johnson Named To D3football.com All-East Region Third Team

Johnson Named To D3football.com All-East Region Third Team

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Dec. 7, 2016) – Earlier this week, U. S. Merchant Marine Academy senior offensive tackle Parker Johnson (Middletown, Md.) was named to D3football.com's 2016 All-East Region Third Team. The honor comes after Johnson's role on the Mariners' offensive line during this past season.
 
Johnson was a member of the USMMA O-Line that helped lead the program to the third-best ranked rushing offensive in all of Division III. The Mariners averaged 299.9 rushing yards per game over their nine games this season and ranked behind only Washington & Lee (390.3ypg) and Salisbury (376.7ypg).
 
Thanks to Johnson's strong efforts on the offensive line, Merchant Marine also ranked in the top 10 in the nation both sacks allowed and tackles for loss allowed. The Mariners' 0.67 sacks allowed per game was sixth-best in the country and their 3.89 tackles for loss allowed ranked seventh in DIII.
 
For the complete release from D3football.com, click here.
 
USMMA finished the 2016 season with its first winning record in 13 years. The Mariners battled their way to a 5-4 mark, including a 4-3 record in Liberty League action, which was good for third place in the standings – their highest finish in the conference. It was also Head Coach Mike Toop's first winning season at Kings Point.
 
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