Mike Johnson (offensive lineman)

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Mike Johnson
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Johnson in 2013
No. 79
Position:Offensive guard / Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1987-04-02) April 2, 1987 (age 34)
Pensacola, Florida
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:304 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school:Pensacola (FL) Pine Forest
College:Alabama
NFL Draft:2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 98
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Games played:18
Games started:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Michael P. Johnson (born April 2, 1987) is a former American football offensive lineman. He played college football for the University of Alabama, and was recognized as a consensus All-American. The Atlanta Falcons chose him in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Johnson was born in Pensacola, Florida. He attended Pine Forest High School in Pensacola, where he achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA and scored a 27 on the ACT exam. He played high school football for the Pine Forest Eagles. Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Johnson was listed as the No. 17 offensive tackle prospect in the nation.[2]

College career[edit]

Johnson attended the University of Alabama, where he played for coach Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide football team from 2006 to 2009. He earned first-team All-American honors from Pro Football Weekly in 2008. The following year, Johnson was named a consensus first-team All-American and was a member of Alabama's first national championship team in 17 years.

Professional career[edit]

Johnson was drafted 98th overall in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. On June 19, the Falcons signed Johnson to a deal.[3] He played two games in 2011 spending most of the season on injured reserve. He played 16 games in 2012 as the second string guard and a blocking tight end on goal line/short yardage situations.[4] Johnson, who went into the preseason as the projected starter at right tackle, suffered a fractured fibula and dislocated left ankle on August 6, 2013, and was placed on injured reserve three days later.[5]

Johnson retired from the NFL before the 2015 season began and several months after being released from the Falcons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alabama gets 10 on All-SEC team", Tidesports.com, December 7, 2009[dead link]
  2. ^ "Rivals.com Offensive tackles 2005". Rivals.com. January 18, 2005.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 24, 2010. Retrieved June 20, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Mike Johnson Career Stats". nfl.com. February 8, 2013.
  5. ^ Ledbetter, D. Orlando (August 9, 2013). "Falcons place Johnson on injured reserve; sign Nady". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved August 9, 2013.

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