Mike Johnson (offensive lineman)

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Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson (offensive lineman) 2013.jpg
Johnson in 2013
No. 79     Atlanta Falcons
Offensive guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-04-02) April 2, 1987 (age 27)
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
Debuted in 2011 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Games played 18
Games started 1
Stats at NFL.com

Michael P. Johnson (born April 2, 1987) is an American football offensive lineman for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Alabama, and was recognized as an All-American. The Atlanta Falcons chose him in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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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