Johnson in the 2013 NFL season.
|Date of birth:||December 8, 1984|
|Place of birth:||Greenville, Mississippi|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||328 lb (149 kg)|
|High school:||Leland (MS)|
|NFL Draft:||2007 / Round: 5 / Pick: 152|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Roster status:||Free agent|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2014|
Antonio Rico Johnson (born December 8, 1984) is an American football nose tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Indianapolis Colts. He played college football at Mississippi State.
He played defensive tackle at Mississippi Delta Community College for two years earning honorable mention All-America honors before transferring to Mississippi State University to play from 2003 to 2006.
The Tennessee Titans drafted Johnson as the 152nd overall pick in 2007 NFL Draft. He was given the number 96 by the Titans. On August 1, 2007, Johnson tore his ACL while participating in training camp drills and was forced to miss his entire rookie season.
Johnson spent the first nine weeks of the 2008 regular season on the Titans' practice squad.
On May 13, 2013, Johnson agreed to terms with the Tennessee Titans, reuniting him with the team that drafted him. Johnson was on hiatus from football in 2014, as he pursued a career as a professional PC video game player.
New England Patriots
- "Antonio Johnson Pro Football Reference Profile". pro-football-reference.com.
- Kyed, Doug. "Patriots Sign Three, Including RB Dion Lewis, To Future Contracts". NESN. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
- Patriots release OT Mark Asper, LB Cameron Gordon and DT Antonio Johnson