Herman Johnson

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Herman Johnson
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Johnson in September 2009
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-01-29) January 29, 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth: Monroe, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight: 386 lb (175 kg)
Career information
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 167
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Herman Johnson (born January 29, 1985) is a former American football guard. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at LSU.

Early years[edit]

At birth, Johnson weighed 15 pounds and 14 ounces, making him the largest baby ever born in the state of Louisiana.[1]

Johnson attended Denton High School in Denton, Texas. As a senior, he allegedly did not allow an entire sack the whole season. He played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in 2003.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Johnson was listed as the No. 3 offensive tackle prospect in the nation.[2]

College career[edit]

Johnson played college football at Louisiana State University from 2004 to 2008. He finished his career starting 38 of 52 games for the Tigers and was a member of their 2007 national championship team.

Professional career[edit]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Johnson was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. According to The Sporting News, Johnson was regarded as "somewhat of a 'tweener because he is almost too tall to play guard in most teams' schemes, but at the same time he lacks the athleticism to play tackle effectively in the NFL."[3]

On September 3, 2010, Johnson was cut from the Arizona Cardinals in order to make the 53 man limit for the 2011 season. He was later placed on the team's practice squad.[4]

Chicago Bears[edit]

He signed a two-year deal with the Chicago Bears on December 7, 2010.[5] He was waived by Chicago on July 30, 2011.


  1. ^ "Herman Johnson". NFL Enterprises LLC. 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2013. Being the "big man on campus" is nothing new for Johnson. He was the largest baby born in Louisiana, weighing in at 15 pounds, 14 ounces. The doctor who delivered Herman told his mother at the time that he was a future LSU Tiger. 
  2. ^ Rivals.com Offensive tackles 2004 
  3. ^ "Pro Football War Room: Herman Johnson", SportingNews.com, April 26, 2009 
  4. ^ "Arizona Cardinals Make Cuts, but keep 4 quarterbacks for now", AZCentral.com, September 3, 2010 
  5. ^ "Albert Elias: Herman Johnson signs 2 yea". Twitter.com. December 7, 2010. Retrieved August 3, 2011. 

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