81  John Julien
John Julien


Marietta, Ga.

High School:
Kell HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 235


2008 (Redshirt Freshman): Started all 12 games in which he saw action, making his first collegiate start against Shorter College in the season opener ... Recorded 30 tackles on the season including 17 solo stops with 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks ... Was also credited with four quarterback hurries on the season, including two in the home win over Chattanooga ... Tallied a career-high five tackles, including four solo stops, against nationally-ranked Liberty ... Named to the inaugural Southern Conference All-Freshman team along the defensive front ... Was also named to the 2008 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team ... Missed the end of spring drills due to injury and precautionary measures.

2007 (Freshman): Did not see game action, taking a redshirt ... Recorded two tackles and a pair of sacks in WCU's annual Spring Game.

Prior to Western: Was a two-time defensive player of the week and was named the Kell HS defensive lineman of the year during his senior season ... Posted 65 tackle with nine for loss and four sacks while also breaking up three passes ... Named a Rivals.com 2-A Star.

Personal: Full name is Jonathan Steve Julien ... Is the son of Jean and Magali Julien ... Has two younger siblings: Fabrice and Garphil ... Was born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.

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