Darryl Johnson
No. 92 – Carolina Panthers
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1997-04-04) April 4, 1997 (age 24)
Kingsland, Georgia
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:262 lb (119 kg)
Career information
High school:Camden County (GA)
College:North Carolina A&T
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 7 / Pick: 225
Career history
Roster status:Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
  • MEAC Defensive Player of the Year (2018)
  • 2x First-team All-MEAC (2017, 2018)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2021
Total tackles:29
Sacks:2.0
Player stats at NFL.com

Darryl Johnson Jr. (born April 4, 1997) is an American football defensive end for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at North Carolina A&T.

Early life and college career

Johnson grew up in Kingsland, Georgia. He committed to play college football at North Carolina A&T, which was the only school that gave him an offer following an injury during his high school senior year. In his final year with the Aggies, he racked up 55 total tackles (19 for a loss) and 10.5 sacks, earning the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference defensive player of the year award.[1][2] Johnson declared for the NFL draft following his redshirt junior year.[3]

Professional career

Buffalo Bills

Johnson was selected by the Buffalo Bills with the 225th overall pick in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft.[1][4]

Carolina Panthers

On August 30, 2021, the Bills traded Johnson to the Carolina Panthers for a 2022 sixth round pick.[5] He was placed on injured reserve on October 30, 2021 with a hamstring injury.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b Mendelson, Nate (April 27, 2019). "3 things to know about defensive end Darryl Johnson". www.buffalobills.com. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "Johnson Named MEAC Defensive Player of the Year". NCATAggies.com. December 4, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  3. ^ Mills, Jeff (January 15, 2019). "A&T football star Darryl Johnson declares for early entry in NFL draft". Greensboro News and Record. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  4. ^ Parrino, Matt (April 27, 2019). "Buffalo Bills select EDGE Darryl Johnson, TE Tommy Sweeney in Round 7 of NFL Draft". newyorkupstate.com. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  5. ^ Gantt, Darin (August 30, 2021). "Panthers trade for Bills DE Darryl Johnson". Panthers.com.
  6. ^ Gantt, Darin (October 30, 2021). "Panthers activate Stephon Gilmore, place Darryl Johnson on IR". Panthers.com.