Charles Johnson (defensive end)

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Charles Johnson
No. 95     Carolina Panthers
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-07-10) July 10, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth: Hawkinsville, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
High school: Hawkinsville (GA)
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83
Debuted in 2007 for the Carolina Panthers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Tackles 224
Sacks 54.0
Forced fumbles 13
Stats at NFL.com

Charles Johnson (born July 10, 1986, in Hawkinsville, Georgia) is an American football defensive end for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Panthers in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia.

Professional career[edit]

2007 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 in 270 lb 4.86 s 1.68 s 2.79 s 7.51 s 34 in 9 ft 10 in 33 reps
All values from NFL Combine[1]

Johnson was considered by some NFL scouts to be a 1st or 2nd round pick and rated as high as the 3rd best defensive end in draft by some scouting services.[1] Charles went later than expected to the Carolina Panthers in the 3rd round with the 83rd overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. This was considered to be a great value pick by many experts.[2] [3]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

During Johnson's rookie year (2007), he appeared sparingly due to playing behind established veterans like Julius Peppers and Mike Rucker.

He appeared in all 16 games of the 2008 season. With Rucker retired, and a year of experience behind him Johnson showed great strides during the year totaling 25 tackles, 6 quarterback sacks, and forcing 1 fumble.

2010 was his first year as a starter with the departure of longtime starter Julius Peppers and was somewhat of a breakout year for Charles Johnson. Through 16 games he recorded 11.5 sacks (tied for 8th in the NFL) with 62 total tackles, and 1 forced fumble.[4] After the lockout was lifted, Charles Johnson was resigned to a six-year $72M ($32M guaranteed) contract. According to ESPN the Magazine, he was the highest paid player in the NFL during the 2011 season with a total salary of $34M.[5]

Career stats[edit]

Year Team GP GS Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Comb Total Ast Sck SFTY PDef Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF FR
2007 CAR 3 2 2 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 CAR 16 0 25 20 5 6.0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2009 CAR 13 2 25 17 8 4.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2010 CAR 16 16 62 51 11 11.5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011 CAR 15 15 40 30 10 9.0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012 CAR 16 16 41 30 11 12.5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Total 78 51 195 149 46 43.0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 12 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SportingNews.com - Pro Football War Room". Warroom.sportingnews.com. 2007-04-29. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  2. ^ Georgia. "Charles Johnson Scouting Report - 2007 NFL Draft Prospect". Fftoolbox.com. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  3. ^ "Charles Johnson, DE, Georgia". Cdsdraft.com. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  4. ^ http://espn.go.com/nfl/statistics/player/_/stat/defense/sort/sacks/qualified/false
  5. ^ http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/7858863/racing-boxing-highest-paying-sports-espn-magazine

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