Lane Johnson

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Lane Johnson
No. 65 Philadelphia Eagles
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-05-08) May 8, 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth: Groveton, Texas
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 317 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school: Groveton (TX)
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-Big 12 (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Games played: 50
Games started: 50
Player stats at NFL.com

David Lane Johnson (born May 8, 1990) is an American football offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Eagles fourth overall in the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oklahoma.

Early years[edit]

Johnson was born in Groveton, Texas, and attended Groveton High School, where he played football and competed in track. In football, he was an honorable mention All-state selection as a quarterback, and was named All-district.[1]

In track & field, Johnson competed in the throwing events. He earned a fourth-place finish in the shot put event at the 2008 UIL 1A State Championships, with a top-throw of 15.21 meters (49 ft 7 in).[2]

College career[edit]

Johnson attended Kilgore College, a junior college in east Texas, and played quarterback and tight end for the Kilgore Rangers football team. After his freshman year, he transferred to the University of Oklahoma, where he played for the Oklahoma Sooners football team from 2009 to 2012. After redshirting in 2009, he played as a tight end and a defensive end in 2010. As a junior in 2011, he switched to offensive tackle and started 12 of 13 games at right tackle.[3] As a senior in 2012, he switched to left tackle and started 11 of 13 games and was named a third team All-American by CBSSports.com.[4]

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 6 in 303 lb 4.72 s 1.68 s 2.73 s 4.52 s 7.31 s 34 in 9 ft 10 in 28 reps
All values from 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.[5]

The Philadelphia Eagles selected Johnson in the first round, with the fourth overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft.[6]

On July 20, 2013, Johnson signed a four-year contract, worth $19.853 million. It was announced on June 30, 2014, that he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and would be suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season. Although Johnson missed the first four games of the season, he allowed only one sack in the remainder of the year and was graded second among right tackles by Pro Football Focus.[7] Pro Football Focus named Johnson to the 2014 PFF All-Pro Team.[8]

In 2015 Johnson played through numerous injuries, but started all 16 games, including 2 games at left tackle.[9]

On January 29, 2016, Johnson signed a six-year, $63 million extension through the 2021 season.[10]

On August 9, 2016, it was reported that Johnson would face a ten-game suspension due to PED violations.[11][12][13] On October 11, 2016, his ten-game suspension was upheld. He returned to the team for their Week 16 game against the New York Giants on December 22, 2016.[14] Johnson has an ongoing lawsuit against the NFL and the NFL Players Association stemming from his 10-game suspension for his second failed drug test.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.soonersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31000&ATCLID=208799004
  2. ^ http://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=56556#4796
  3. ^ OU's Lane Johnson goes from quarterback to offensive tackle
  4. ^ CBSSports.com 2012 College Football All-America Team
  5. ^ "Lane Johnson, DS #3 OT, Oklahoma". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  6. ^ Hanzus, Dan (April 25, 2013). "Lane Johnson drafted by Philadelphia Eagles at No. 4". NFL.com. 
  7. ^ Lombardo, Matt. "Eagles' Lane Johnson rated second best right tackle in NFL by Pro Football Focus". www.nj.com. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  8. ^ Elsayed, Khaled. "2014 PFF ALL-PRO TEAM". Pro Football Focus. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  9. ^ Gowton, Brandon. "Eagles Position Review: When will Lane Johnson replace Jason Peters?". Bleeding Green Nation. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  10. ^ Hagemann, Angie (January 29, 2016). "Eagles, OT Lane Johnson agree to six-year contract". NFL.com. Retrieved July 1, 2017. 
  11. ^ Sheridan, Phil (June 30, 2014). "Lane Johnson faces suspension". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  12. ^ Frank, Martin (June 30, 2014). "Report: Eagles OL Lane Johnson faces PED suspension". USAToday.com. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  13. ^ Orr, Conor (August 9, 2016). "Lane Johnson facing 10 game suspension for PEDs". NFL.com. Retrieved 2016-08-09. 
  14. ^ Brinson, Will (October 11, 2016). "Lane Johnson's 10 game suspension upheld". CBSSports.com. 
  15. ^ Paunil, Josh. "Eagles Wake-Up Call: Inside Lane Johnson’s Lawsuit". Phillymag.com. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 

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