David Johnson (tight end)

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David Johnson
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Johnson with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013
No. 85, 88, 82
Position: Tight end, fullback
Personal information
Born: (1987-08-26) August 26, 1987 (age 31)
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school: Pine Bluff (AR)
College: Arkansas State
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 7 / Pick: 241
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 31
Receiving yards: 304
Receiving touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

David Johnson (born August 26, 1987) is a former American football tight end and fullback. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventh round (241st overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football for Arkansas State, where he was twice awarded All-Sun Belt Conference honors.[1] Johnson was also a member of the San Diego Chargers.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
260 lb
(118 kg)
4.73 s 1.63 s 2.75 s 4.43 s 7.28 s 32 12 in
(0.83 m)
9 ft 5 in
(2.87 m)
21 reps
All values from NFL Combine[2]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

At the end of the 2010 season, Johnson and the Steelers appeared in Super Bowl XLV. He was the starting fullback in the 31–25 loss to the Green Bay Packers.[3]

On October 9, 2011, Johnson scored his first career touchdown when he caught a one-yard pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger against the Tennessee Titans.[4]

On April 11, 2012, the Steelers signed Johnson to a one-year, $1.26 million contract. During a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles on August 10, 2012, Johnson suffered a torn ACL which eliminated him for the 2012 season. He was waived/injured on August 13, 2012, and subsequently reverted to injured reserve on August 16. On March 12, 2013, the Steelers signed Johnson again to a one-year deal.[5]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

Johnson signed with the San Diego Chargers on March 12, 2014.[6]

Pittsburgh Steelers (second stint)[edit]

On May 17, 2016, the Steelers signed Johnson to a one-year deal. In his first season back with Pittsburgh, he played in all 16 regular season games, catching 7 passes for 80 yards. He also caught a 2-point conversion pass from Ben Roethlisberger in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns. Johnson played in all three of the Steelers' postseason contests, making his only postseason reception for 1 yard against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game.

On March 9, 2017, Johnson re-signed with the Steelers.[7] He was released on September 2, 2017.[8]

Statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS Receiving
Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2009 PIT 15 3 2 9 4.5 5 0
2010 PIT 16 5 4 46 11.5 25 0
2011 PIT 16 16 12 91 7.6 25 1
2013 PIT 5 2 4 70 17.5 32 0
2014 SD 14 2 1 4 4.0 4 0
2015 SD 16 4 1 4 4.0 4 0
2016 PIT 16 5 7 80 11.4 26 0
Career 98 37 31 304 9.8 32 1

Source:[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/15855.html
  2. ^ "David Johnson". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "Super Bowl XLV - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers - February 6th, 2011". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  4. ^ http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasyfootball/players/updates/1137327
  5. ^ "Steelers Sign David Johnson". Pittsburgh Steelers. March 13, 2013.
  6. ^ Chargers Add Versatility in David Johnson
  7. ^ Varley, Teresa (March 9, 2017). "Johnson signed, staying in Pittsburgh". Steelers.com.
  8. ^ "Steelers trim roster to 53". Steelers.com. September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on January 17, 2018.
  9. ^ "David Johnson". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 19, 2016.

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