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 37)
Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
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
Games played:18
Games started:1
Player stats at PFR

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 life

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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

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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

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Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 5+14 in
(1.96 m)
312 lb
(142 kg)
32+12 in
(0.83 m)
9+34 in
(0.25 m)
5.31 s 1.82 s 3.04 s 5.01 s 8.15 s 25.0 in
(0.64 m)
7 ft 7 in
(2.31 m)
21 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[3]

Johnson was drafted 98th overall in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.[4] On June 19, the Falcons signed Johnson to a deal.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

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

References

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  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. ^ "2010 NFL Draft Scout Mike Johnson College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved February 3, 2024.
  4. ^ "2010 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 13, 2023.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 24, 2010. Retrieved June 20, 2010.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Mike Johnson Career Stats". nfl.com. February 8, 2013.
  7. ^ 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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