Jamon Dumas-Johnson - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 2


  • position Inside Linebacker
  • height 6-1
  • Weight 245
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Hyattsville, Md.
  • High school St. Frances Academy
  • Previous School Georgia

2024 – Senior
• Transferred to Kentucky after three seasons at Georgia
• Played in 38 career games with 24 starting assignments and helped the Bulldogs win back-to-back national championships in 2021 and 2022
• Has 126 career tackles, including 17 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, seven pass breakups, one interception and one forced fumble
• Preseason Second Team All-SEC Defense (Athlon and Phil Steele)

2023 – Junior (Georgia)
• Started in nine games, missing four due to injury
• Totaled 34 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, two pass breakups and a quarterback hurry
• Earned a spot on the several national watch lists, including the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, the Butkus Award and the Lombardi Award
• Selected to the AP Preseason All-America First Team and The Sporting News Preseason All-America First Team

2022 – Sophomore (Georgia)
• Started at linebacker in all 15 games for the Bulldogs
• Had a fantastic season as a true sophomore, becoming a finalist for the Butkus Award and being named a First-Team All-American by Sporting News and ESPN
• Earned second-team All-America honors by The Associated Press, AFCA and The Athletic
• Named to the Associated Press All-SEC second team
• Was the team’s second-leading tackler with 70 total stops, including team-high 9.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 QB sacks … Also had 26 QB hurries, third-most on the team
• Posted four tackles and two QB hurries against TCU in the CFP National Championship Game
• Had two tackles, a sack and three QB hurries against Ohio State in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

2021 – Freshman (Georgia)
• Played in 14 of UGA’s 15 games as a reserve linebacker and on special teams as a true freshman
• Finished with 22 total stops on the season, along with 2.0 QB sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss, one interception and two QB pressures

High School
• Was ranked a four-star prospect and was the nation’s No. 10 linebacker coming out of St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, Maryland
• Coached by Henry Russell
• As a junior in 2019, he helped lead the Panthers to an 11-1 record and the No. 3 high school team in the country
• Featured on HBO’s “The Cost of Winning” documentary

• First name is pronounced “jah-MON”
• Born in Hyattsville, Maryland/Prince George’s County
• Son of Jimmie Dumas and Julia Johnson
• Has six siblings – Javon, Jimmie, Brandon, Niko, Daron and Daenard
• Twin brother, Javon, is younger by 19 minutes
• Major is community and leadership development

Pop Says
• Nickname is “Pop”
• He chose Kentucky because it was the best fit
• One thing most people don’t know is he’s a twin
• Three words to describe him are funny, loud and understanding
• One thing he will never do again is swim in the ocean

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