AUS team adds local homegrown defensive talent

2012 Football Canada Cup Special Teams MVP Jason Johnson hopes to make more memories in front of the hometown crowd with some usual suspects.

Jason Johnson

Defensive Back, Special Teams (Kick Return)

6’1, 180 lbs

Tantramar Regional (high school:  NBHSFL) 

Mount Allison


This upcoming fall, Jason will be suiting up for his home CIS team, the Mount Allison Mounties. In the 2012 Football Canada Cup, Jason excelled on the field as he was selected as an all-star defensive back and kick returner while being named the tournament’s Special Teams MVP after returning two kicks for touchdowns.

Mount Allison defensive coordinator Scott Brady said Jason is one of the top athletes to come out of the Maritimes this year.

“Jason has natural instincts and he’s a very good athlete,” says Brady. “He has all the tools that he will need to be successful and if he commits himself to learning proper technique and learning offenses, he can be very successful at the CIS level.”

When it came to choosing which university to attend, Jason didn’t take long to decide.

“After the Football Canada Cup, I wanted to make my decision early,” says Jason. “I actually made the decision to sign with the Mounties back in September.”

“The school has great academics and a great football program.”

Staying home and playing in front of his family was very important to Jason.

“My mom has been my biggest supporter,” says Jason. “She has given a lot of her time to helping me with football and school.”

Following the footsteps of former Mountie standout Justin Richard, the New Brunswick high school all-star becomes the next hometown talent to embark on a career at the Sackville, New Brunswick school.

It was current Mountie defensive back Michael Bohan that made the decision easier for Jason.

“I went to school and played football with Michael,” says Jason.  “He always pushed me to do my best.”

“He has always been a great role model.”

Joining his former teammate, Jason looks to become the next Tantramar Titan to contribute to the growing success of the hometown Mounties.


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