Anthony Johnson (defensive lineman)

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Anthony Johnson
No. 76 Miami Dolphins
Position: Defensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1993-01-24) January 24, 1993 (age 22)
Place of birth: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 304 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school: New Orleans (LA) Walker
College: Louisiana State
Undrafted: 2014
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
  • CBS, Sporting News Freshman All-American (2011)
  • USA Today High School All-American (2010)
  • Parade High School All-American (2010)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Tackles: 2
Quarterback sacks: 0.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Stats at

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[edit]

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.[1]

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. ranked him the No. 1 defensive tackle of his class,[2] and compared him to Darnell Dockett.[3] Johnson chose LSU over offers from almost every major school, including Alabama, Oklahoma, and Southern California.

College career[edit]

Johnson played in thirteen games for LSU in 2011, and was named to both the and Sporting News Freshman All-American team's.[4] 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.[5]

Professional career[edit]

2014 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
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 38 in
All values from NFL Combine[6]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On May 10, 2014, Johnson signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent. On December 13, 2014 he was placed on season ending injured reserve after an ankle injury.[7]


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