Florida Tech Tight End Kenny Johnston Earns AFCA All-American Selection
By Florida Tech // December 10, 2016
first Panther to earn AFCA honor
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – This week, Florida Tech redshirt-senior tight end was named an American Football Coaches’ Association Second Team All-American, becoming the first player in school-history to garner the honor from the AFCA.
Johnston is one of two tight ends in the nation to receive AFCA All-American status, joining first teamer Adam Shaheen of Ashland. The Jacksonville, Florida native ranked fifth in the Gulf South Conference in receiving yards per game at 70.6, while his 21.6 yards per catch were a league high. Johnston’s seven receiving touchdowns tied for fifth most in the GSC.
This is not the only All-American honor for the Stanton College Prep product. Johnston was tabbed to the FootballGameplan.com Preseason All-American squad before the 2016 season and pulled down Don Hansen All-American laurels a season ago.
The Panthers are starting to make a name for themselves in producing outstanding talent at the tight end position. Former Panther Gabe Hughes was bestowed with All-American distinction following the 2015 season by D2Football.com.
The AFCA selects a 25-player team in each of its five divisions. The team is made up of 11 offensive players, 11 defensive players, a punter, a placekicker and an all-purpose player. The offensive unit normally consists of two wide receivers, one tight end, four offensive linemen, one center, one quarterback and two running backs. On defense, four defensive linemen, three linebackers and four defensive backs are normally chosen.