Milano Seamen safety Jeremiah Johnson sees first action in battle for Milan

Milano Seamen safety Jeremiah Johnson, who had only just recently signed with the Italian club, saw his first piece of action last weekend since leaving Jacksonville University (FCS DI) in 2020.

The Seamen rolled over crosstown rivals, the Milano Rhinos 55-30 in a one-sided contest.  Johnson, who had not seen game action for almost a year, was asked to go up against the league-leading, and borderline unstoppable, Jason Sharsh out of Hawaii. Johnson fared well in the early parts of the game showing what made him such a dominant presence in division one football, but as the game wore on, fatigue and the time spent away from the field gave Sharsh the edge on this day. Still, that was game experience well needed by Johnson who was a 2019 All-Pioneer Football League Second Team DB while at Jacksonville. He had only signed on to the Seamen in the last 10 days after the early departure of previous safety Jarey Elder due to a call up from the Spring League.

At Jacksonville, the 5’10 180 pound safety recorded 75 tackles, 2 TFL, 3 forced fumbles, 1 interception and 5 pass break ups in his senior year earning him All-Pioneer Football League Second Team DB honors, an invite to the FCS Bowl Game 2019 as well as the 2020 FBS All-American Tropical Bowl Game.

Johnson on the signing:

“It’s an amazing opportunity to be able to play for the Seamen and be round a group of guys who are as passionate about the game as I am! I love the entire Milano Seamen Organization!”

Although the Seamen were convincing winners against the Rhinos, what was more important for Johnson was the game experience. This weekend, he and the Seamen will be up against the powerful Swarco Raiders from Austria as the Central European Football League tournament kicks off.

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Daniel Mackenzie is a Press Association graduate who works in journalism and communications in the third sector. Daniel began playing football for the London Warriors and Team Great Britain and has since played across Europe.