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SEC names Vols' A.J. Johnson freshman of the week

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -

Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson has been named the Southeastern Conference's freshman of the week.

The Gainesville, Ga., native had 13 tackles against Alabama, the second-best performance by a true freshman behind Eric Berry's 14 tackles against Kentucky in 2007.  It was the biggest performance by a Tennessee player this season.

The 6-foot-3, 245-pound Johnson ranks first among SEC freshmen with 45 total tackles this season, which is tied for the Tennessee team lead with senior linebacker Austin Johnson.

The Volunteers (3-4, 0-4) host South Carolina (6-1, 4-1) on Saturday.

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