Florida Tech Tight End Kenny Johnston Named Second Team Preseason All-American

By  //  August 5, 2016

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TE Kenny Johnston had 43 catches for 787 yards and 10 touchdowns last season for the Florida Tech Panthers. (Image By Amanda Stratford)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech tight end Kenny Johnston rose from relative obscurity to one of the nation’s most feared tight ends in 2015. On Wednesday, the senior was designated as such after being named Second Team Preseason All-American by FootballGameplan.com.

The Jacksonville, Florida native was a human highlight reel in 2015, hauling in 43 passes for 787 yards and a Gulf South Conference-best 10 touchdowns.

It didn’t take long for the former Stanton Prep standout to make a name for himself, snagging three touchdowns (as many scores as he had receptions the previous season) in the season opener against Newberry.

ABOVE VIDEO: Kenny Johnston talks to Space Coast Daily following a victory over West Alabama last season.

Johnston is one of just three tight ends named to one of the three all-American teams, being joined by Ashland’s Adam Shaeen and Southern Arkansas’s Tanner Hudson.

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Four other GSC players were selected, including West Georgia’s Dylan Donahue and Marcus Sayles, North Alabama’s Stephen Evans and Shorter’s B.J. McCoy.