Anthony Johnson (defensive lineman)
|No. 76 Miami Dolphins|
|Date of birth:||January 24, 1993|
|Place of birth:||Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||304 lb (138 kg)|
|High school:||New Orleans (LA) Walker|
|Roster status:||Injured reserve|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
|Stats at NFL.com|
Anthony Johnson (born January 24, 1993) is an American football defensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins. He played college football at Louisiana State University (LSU). During his high school football career at O. Perry Walker High School in New Orleans, Johnson broke the Louisiana career quarterback sack record with 67.5 sacks.
High school career
Born to Nakisha Johnson and Sherman Patty and raised in New Orleans, Johnson's family was displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and moved to Atlanta, and later Mobile, Alabama, for a period of time.
After returning to New Orleans, Johnson attended O. Perry Walker High School, where he was a four-time all-district selection. He broke the Louisiana career sack record with 67.5 sacks during his four-year career. As a senior in 2010, he recorded 129 tackles, 31 tackles for loss, and 17.5 sacks. Both USA Today and Parade named him to their All-American teams. Gatorade named Johnson the Louisiana State Player of the Year, as the first lineman, and only third defender, in the 16 years of the award.
One of the most sought after high school players in the country, Johnson was rated as a five-star prospect by every recruiting service. Rivals.com ranked him the No. 1 defensive tackle of his class, and compared him to Darnell Dockett. Johnson chose LSU over offers from almost every major school, including Alabama, Oklahoma, and Southern California.
Johnson played in thirteen games for LSU in 2011, and was named to both the CBSSports.com and Sporting News Freshman All-American team's. He was named full-time starter in his junior year for the 2013 football season. Johnson declared for the 2014 NFL Draft after his junior season.
2014 NFL Combine
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 2 in||308 lb||33 in||10 3⁄8 in|
|All values from NFL Combine|
- "Music came first for LSU’s vocal leader: Anthony ‘The Freak’ Johnson". The Advocate. August 28, 2013.
- LSU's Ego Ferguson and Anthony Johnson to enter NFL Draft
- Miami Dolphins Place Anthony Johnson On IR