UB’s Anthony Johnson becomes 1st player to be named AP Preseason All-American


The accolades continue to pile up for the University at Buffalo football team.

On Tuesday, wide receiver Anthony Johnson was named an Associated Press Preseason All-American, becoming the first player in program history to receive the honor.

Named to the second team, Johnson is considered by analysts to be one of the top receivers in the entire country.

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Last season he set a school record with 14 touchdowns, which was the third most in the entire country.  His 1,356 receiving yards were sixth most in the FBS.

Johnson was named to the Maxwell Award and Biletnikoff Award watch lists in July. In may he was listed as the 12th best prospect ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft by CBS Sports.

You can learn more about the wide receiver on “UB Football Insider with Lance Leipold”, which airs Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. on the CW-23.

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