David Johnson (tight end)

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David Johnson
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Johnson with the Pittsburgh Steelers
No. 82 Pittsburgh Steelers
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-08-26) August 26, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth: 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
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Receptions: 23
Receiving yards: 220
Touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

David Johnson (born August 26, 1987) is an American football tight end for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Steelers in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football for Arkansas State, where he was twice awarded All-Sun Belt Conference honors.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1 in 260 lb 4.73 s 1.63 s 2.75 s 4.43 s 7.28 s 3212 in 9 ft 5 in 21 reps
All values from NFL Combine[2]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

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.[3]

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.[4]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

Johnson signed with the San Diego Chargers on March 12, 2014.[5]

Second stint with the Steelers[edit]

On May 17, 2016 the Steelers signed Johnson to a one-year deal. This is Johnson's return since the Steelers selected him in the 2009 NFL Draft.

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
Career 82 32 24 224 9.3 32 1

Source:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/15855.html
  2. ^ "David Johnson". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved September 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasyfootball/players/updates/1137327
  4. ^ "Steelers Sign David Johnson". Pittsburgh Steelers. March 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ Chargers Add Versatility in David Johnson
  6. ^ "David Johnson". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 

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