40 Justin Tomlinson
40 Justin Tomlinson
Height: 6-0
Weight: 200
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Broken Arrow, Okla.
High School: Berryhill HS
Position: LB

2014 - Tomlinson played in 10 games for the Lions, including nine starts at linebacker... Finished the season with 49 tackles, five tackles for loss, and two sacks... Tomlinson hit his season high nine tackles twice against Lindenwood and Pittsburg State... Against Lindenwood, he also recorded two sacks for 21 yards... In the season finale, Tomlinson forced and recovered a fumble... Named MIAA Academic Honor Roll (3.72 GPA).

2013 - Appeared in nine games at linebacker as a sophomore for the Lions...Recorded 16 tackles, eight solo, along with a tackle for a loss of one yard and a quarterback hurry on the season...Totaled a season-high four stops in the Lions season-opening win over Central Oklahoma...Also made three tackles, two solo at Northwest Missouri and two tackles, both solo, a TFL and a quarterback hurry in Southern's win over Lindenwood-Belleville.

2012 - Tomlinson played in four games at linebacker as a true freshman making five total tackles, two solo, while also registering a pass break-up. Recorded three tackles, one solo, at Northwest Missouri while recording a pass break-up and a pair of stops in Southern's homecoming victory over South Dakota School of Mines.

Prior to Southern - Tomlinson comes to Southern after a standout career at Berryhill High School in Broken Arrow, Okla. ... this past season, Tomlinson was the District Player of the Year, while being named first-team All-Metro and honorable mention All-State ... this past year, Tomlinson had 198 tackles, with five forced fumbles and three recoveries ... for his career, he had 582 tackles in his career with seven sacks, one interception, one defensive touchdown, ten forced fumbles, six recoveries and one blocked punt ... Also a standout on the offensive side of the ball, Tomlinson had 14 career rushing touchdowns and 743 yards on the ground ... this past season, he scored seven times with 475 yards on 97 carries.