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Kentucky needed help on the defensive side of the ball coming into this offseason and it wasted no time to land one of its key additions in Georgia linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson.

Dumas-Johnson played 38 games and had 24 starts for the Georgia Bulldogs and was a key member of their back-to-back NatioUpon his transfer to Kentucky, he swiftly emerged as one of the standout acquisitions for any team nationwide. Ranked at an impressive No. 18 on 247Sports’ list of the top 50 ‘most impactful’ transfers for the 2024 season, Dumas-Johnson claimed the title of the top linebacker transfer and secured the fifth spot among defensive players.nal Championship run.

In his career, he totaled 126 tackles, including 17 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, seven pass breakups, one interception and one forced fumble.


His production is to be expected. He was an AP Preseason All-America First Team selection heading into the 2023 season before missing four games to injury.

“Pop (Jamon) Johnson from Georgia brings an awful lot to our football team,” Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops said when he signed. “Again, a guy that has unbelievable experience but has that burning desire to bring that winning culture with him and work extremely hard and fit in with us, and Pop is a guy that obviously will have an immediate impact in our program. We’re really excited about him.”



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