Delano Johnson

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Delano Johnson
No. 95     Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Date of birth (1988-01-13) January 13, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Baltimore, Maryland
Career information
Status Active
CFL status International
Position(s) DE
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 271 lb (123 kg)
College Bowie State
High school Baltimore (MD) Dunbar
Career history
As player
20122013 Houston Texans
20142015 Toronto Argonauts
2016 Portland Thunder/Steel*
2016–present Hamilton Tiger-Cats
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career stats

Delano Johnson (born January 13, 1988) is an American football defensive end for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Bowie State University and attended Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Baltimore, Maryland. He has also been a member of the Houston Texans, Toronto Argonauts and Portland Thunder/Steel.

Early years[edit]

Johnson earned All-Met Second Team honors in football in 2005 and All-Met First Team accolades in basketball in 2006 at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.[1] He started playing football his junior year at Dunbar.[2]

College career[edit]

Johnson played for the Bowie State Bulldogs from 2007 to 2011, recording 219 total tackles, six interceptions, twenty pass breakups, five forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and five sacks during his college career. He set the school's single season record for blocked kicks and punts with seven in 2010. He also set the school record for most career blocked kicks and punts with eleven.[3] Johnson played in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl his senior season.[4] He also played basketball at Bowie his freshman and sophomore years.[2] He majored in pedology at Bowie State.[1][5]

Professional career[edit]

Houston Texans[edit]

Johnson signed with the Houston Texans on April 30, 2012, after going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft.[6] He was released by the Texans on August 31 and signed to the team's practice squad on September 1, 2015.[7] He signed a futures deal with the Texans in January 2013. Johnson was released by the Texans on August 30, 2013.[8]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

Johnson played in ten games, all starts, for the Toronto Argonauts in 2014, recording 13 defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, one sack and one forced fumble.[9][10] He played in two games for the team during the 2015 season, totaling one defensive tackle and one forced fumble.[10][11] He was released by the Argonauts on July 31, 2015.[12][13]

Portland Thunder/Steel[edit]

Johnson was assigned to the Portland Thunder on November 5, 2015.[14] On February 24, 2016, the franchise changed its name from Thunder to Steel.[15] He was placed on other league exempt on March 2, 2016.[16]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

Johnson signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on April 18, 2016.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Johnson spends time mentoring children. He owns a barbershop called FINAO LOVE, which stands for "Failure Is Not An Option, Living Our Vision Every Day". His mom died his freshman year in college.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Delano Johnson - 2011 Football". bsubulldogs.com. Archived from the original on June 23, 2016. Retrieved June 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Dyer, Kristian (May 14, 2012). "Delano Johnson pushes past tragedy for his NFL dream". sports.yahoo.com. Archived from the original on June 23, 2016. Retrieved June 22, 2016. 
  3. ^ "BOWIE STATE'S DELANO JOHNSON SIGNS FREE AGENT CONTRACT WITH NFL'S HOUSTON TEXANS". bsubulldogs.com. April 30, 2012. Archived from the original on June 23, 2016. Retrieved June 22, 2016. 
  4. ^ McClellan, Mark (January 18, 2013). "NFLPA COLLEGIATE BOWL PRESENTED BY WINNOL". astroturf.com. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Zicarelli, Frank (June 18, 2014). "Argos rookie defensive lineman Delano Johnson looking for CFL shot". torontosun.com. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2016. 
  6. ^ "BOWIE STATE'S DELANO JOHNSON SIGNS FREE AGENT CONTRACT WITH NFL'S HOUSTON TEXANS". theciaa.com. April 30, 2012. Archived from the original on June 23, 2016. Retrieved June 22, 2016. 
  7. ^ "DELANO JOHNSON". foxsports.com. Archived from the original on June 23, 2016. Retrieved June 22, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Delano Johnson". kffl.com. Archived from the original on June 23, 2016. Retrieved June 22, 2016. 
  9. ^ "2014 Toronto Argonauts". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved June 23, 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "DELANO JOHNSON". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2016. 
  11. ^ "2015 Toronto Argonauts". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved June 23, 2016. 
  12. ^ "TRANSACTIONS – 2015". argonauts.ca. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2016. 
  13. ^ "TRANSACTIONS – 2015". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Archived from the original on June 23, 2016. Retrieved June 22, 2016. 
  15. ^ Brown, Tim (February 24, 2016). "Portland Steel replaces Portland Thunder as name of city's Arena Football League team". oregonlive.com. Archived from the original on April 9, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Archived from the original on June 23, 2016. Retrieved June 22, 2016. 
  17. ^ "TIGER-CATS SIGN DEFENSIVE LINEMEN JOHNSON, REDDEN AND LINEBACKER CLAY". publicnow.com. April 18, 2016. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved June 24, 2016. 

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