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Jaleel Johnson
DT #94
Height:
6-3
Weight:
316
Age:
23
College:
Iowa
Hometown:
Brooklyn, NY
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BIOGRAPHY

• Shares University of Iowa alma mater with Vikings alums Chad Greenway and Paul Krause.

• Earned two letters in high school as a heavyweight wrestler.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in sociology...born in Brooklyn but raised in the Chicago area.

PRO Marks the 8th Iowa Hawkeye drafted by the Vikings organization...selected in the 4th round (109th overall).

COLLEGE Started the final 27 games of his career in Iowa City at DT, appearing in 47 games total over his 4-year playing career...Recorded at least 1 solo tackle in 23 of his final 27 games...Earned 1st-Team All-Big Ten honors his senior season after totaling 55 total tackles (29 solo), 10 TFL and 8.0 sacks...Awarded the Team Hustle Award...Earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for his role in the Hawkeyes 14-13 upset of No. 2 Michigan, racking up 9 tackles (6 solo), 2 TFL, 1 sack and a safety that gave Iowa its 1st points of the game as the Hawkeyes defense held the Wolverines to 201 yards of offense...Received Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honors by the league coaches and media following his junior season...Totaled 45 tackles (22 solo), 5.5 TFL and 4.0 sacks in 14 games, all starts at DT... Assisted with a strong defensive performance against Illinois State as the Hawkeyes allowed just 35 net rushing yards and 231 total yards of offense...Recorded 5 solo tackles and a sack against Iowa State as the Cylcones offense was held to no points and 66 yards of offense in the 2nd half...Recorded 2 solo tackles in the Hawkeyes 45-16 Rose Bowl loss to Stanford.

• Shares University of Iowa alma mater with Vikings alums Chad Greenway and Paul Krause.

• Earned two letters in high school as a heavyweight wrestler.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in sociology...born in Brooklyn but raised in the Chicago area.

PRO Marks the 8th Iowa Hawkeye drafted by the Vikings organization...selected in the 4th round (109th overall).

COLLEGE Started the final 27 games of his career in Iowa City at DT, appearing in 47 games total over his 4-year playing career...Recorded at least 1 solo tackle in 23 of his final 27 games...Earned 1st-Team All-Big Ten honors his senior season after totaling 55 total tackles (29 solo), 10 TFL and 8.0 sacks...Awarded the Team Hustle Award...Earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for his role in the Hawkeyes 14-13 upset of No. 2 Michigan, racking up 9 tackles (6 solo), 2 TFL, 1 sack and a safety that gave Iowa its 1st points of the game as the Hawkeyes defense held the Wolverines to 201 yards of offense...Received Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honors by the league coaches and media following his junior season...Totaled 45 tackles (22 solo), 5.5 TFL and 4.0 sacks in 14 games, all starts at DT... Assisted with a strong defensive performance against Illinois State as the Hawkeyes allowed just 35 net rushing yards and 231 total yards of offense...Recorded 5 solo tackles and a sack against Iowa State as the Cylcones offense was held to no points and 66 yards of offense in the 2nd half...Recorded 2 solo tackles in the Hawkeyes 45-16 Rose Bowl loss to Stanford...Received an increased role during his sophomore campaign as he appeared in all 13 games...Recorded 11 tackles (2 solo), 2.5 TFL and a sack on the year...Tallied 3 assisted tackles, a TFL and 0.5 sack in the Iowa’s loss to Tennessee in the TaxSlayer Bowl...Appeared in 7 games as a redshirt freshman, recording 1 assisted tackle...Appeared in the Hawkeyes Outback Bowl loss to LSU but did not register any statistics...Redshirted in 2012.

PREP Attended St. Joseph’s High School for 3 years before graduating from Montini Catholic...Earned prep All-American honors and 1st-team all-state recognition as a senior...Was a team captain and played both offensive and defensive line as his team went 12-2 en route to winning the state championship...Wrestled in high school as well, earning two letters.

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