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
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


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


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

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.


  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.