Mike Johnson (offensive lineman)

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Mike Johnson

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Johnson in 2013
No. --Free agent
Position: Offensive guard / Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-04-02) April 2, 1987
Place of birth: 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 who is currently a free agent. 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

Johnson was born in Pensacola, Florida. He attended Pine Forest High School in Pensacola, where he was a good student with a perfect 4.0 GPA and 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

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 2nd 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]


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