Normal, Ala. – Alabama A&M’s four year starter at left tackle, Jamal Johnson-Webb, was recently invited to the Raycom All-Star classic and the annual Texas vs. the Nation All-Star games.
Webb, who was recruited by former Bulldog coach Ben Blacknall after one year of high school football, is a 6-6, 306 pound offensive lineman from Atlanta, Georgia. During his career in high school he saw time on the Mundy’s Mill football and basketball teams.
“I am really proud of Webb,” Pearl mentioned. “You always like to see kids hard work pay off. I wish him nothing but the best going forward.”
In 2009 Webb played on an offensive line in 12 contests switching sometimes to right tackle. He was credited with a tackle vs. Alcorn State and was a part of the Bulldogs fourth Eastern Division champion team in 10 years.
In 2010 he saw action in 11 games and posted a tackle vs. Prairie View A&M. Webb helped anchor a line that saw Bulldogs running backs rushed for 1,883 yards and finished ranked third in the conference in rushing.
2011 saw 12 starts for the former Tiger. As a right tackle Webb was successful in anchoring a line that gave up only 22 sacks on 399 passing attempts and 1,805 rushing yards. The team finished fifth in Southwestern Athletic Conference in total offense, fourth in rushing offense and fifth in passing offense.
During the most recent year Jamal opened holes for Kaderius Lacey to claim the all-time leading rushing title and season rushing trophy. In 2012 the offense finished fifth in total offense, fifth in scoring offense, fifth in passing efficiency and second in red zone offense.
Throughout the 2012 season all 32 NFL team scouts visited with pro liaison and offensive line coach Cedric Pearl multiple times interested and learning about the Bulldogs six-foot-six lineman.
“Jamal is the most athletic lineman I’ve ever coach,” stated Pearl. “He is a hard worker who has developed into an NFL prospect.”
“When he came in as a freshman, coach and I spoke with him about the physical tools it would take to be a National Football League offensive lineman. With his knowledge of the game and hard work he has position himself to play at the next level.”
Throughout his career in the Maroon & White, Dubb, as he is known among his teammates, graded out consistently at the 90% range. Scouts and coaches have listed his strengths as a good run blocker and a great pass blocker.
Grading lineman consists of grading on the assignment of the play, the technique that the player uses to execute his assignment and how motivated the player is in his pursuit.
“Jamal is deserving of the invites because he is a great player,” said head coach Anthony Jones. “Each year he has grown and developed in the right way. Getting better in the right way means each year he elevated his game and got better and better at his position, that’s how you grow.”
“Jamal will represent A&M and his family extremely well,” Jones continued. “I wish him the best of luck.”
The first annual Raycom All-Star classic will be played on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama. The Texas vs. the Nation classic is scheduled for February 2, 2013 and will be played at Eagle stadium in Allen, Texas.
Courtesy Alabama A&M Media Relations