Micah Johnson

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Micah Johnson
No. 93  Calgary Stampeders
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-06-22) June 22, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Columbus, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 258 lb (117 kg)
Career information
College: Kentucky
Undrafted: 2010
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: 6-Game Injured List
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles: --
Sacks: --
INTs: --
Stats at NFL.com

Micah Johnson (born June 22, 1988) is an American football linebacker who is currently a member of the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. Previously he played for the Kansas City Chiefs before being released on September 3, 2011. He was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Kentucky. He has also spent time with the Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, and most recently the Green Bay Packers.

Early years[edit]

While playing linebacker and running back for Fort Campbell High School, Johnson was selected as the 2005 Kentucky Mr. Football.[1] Having played only two years at Ft. Campbell, his career totals there included 2,543 rushing yards, 46 touchdowns, and 293 tackles. Johnson played his freshman and sophomore years at West Potomac High School in Alexandria, Virginia, where he also starred in basketball. A highly regarded recruit, Johnson chose the University of Kentucky over Georgia and Notre Dame. Following his high school career, Johnson was invited to play in the 2006 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.[2]

Rated the nation's top inside linebacker by ESPN,[3][4] he was also selected as a high school All-American by Parade, EA Sports, PrepStar and SuperPrep.[5] Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Johnson was listed as the No. 2 strongside defensive end prospect in the nation in 2006.[6]

College career[edit]

Johnson recorded 29 tackles (20 solo, 9 assist) at linebacker in his freshman season for the Kentucky Wildcats. He was voted to the All-SEC Freshman Team by the coaches of the conference. In the Wildcats' 2006 Music City Bowl victory against Clemson University, Johnson entered the game as a running back and scored a touchdown.

As a sophomore, he recorded 58 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 5 pass breakups.

As a junior, he recorded 57 solo tackles, 30 assisted, 11.5 for loss, and 2.5 sacks. Johnson earned first-team All-SEC honors,[7] and he considered early entry into the 2009 NFL Draft.[8] However, Johnson opted to stay for his senior year.

Professional career[edit]

New York Giants[edit]

Johnson was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent following the 2010 NFL Draft. He was waived on June 21, 2010.[9]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On August 3, 2010, Johnson was signed by the Miami Dolphins.

Johnson was waived on September 15, 2010.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

On December 8, 2010, Johnson was signed to the practice squad by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Johnson was waived on September 3, 2011.[10]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

On December 13, Johnson was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals to the practice squad.

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

On May 27, Johnson was signed by the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.[11]


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Curtis Pulley
Kentucky Mr. Football
Succeeded by
Douglas Beaumont