Mike Johnson (offensive lineman)
Johnson in 2013
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||April 2, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Pensacola, Florida|
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||304 lb (138 kg)|
|High school:||Pensacola (FL) Pine Forest|
|NFL draft:||2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 98|
|Roster status:||Injured reserve|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
|Stats at NFL.com|
Michael P. Johnson (born April 2, 1987) is an American football offensive lineman of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Alabama, and was recognized as a consensus All-American. The Atlanta Falcons chose him in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
Johnson was born in Pensacola, Florida. He attended Pine Forest High School in Pensacola, where he was a good student with a perfect 4.0 GPA and a 27 on the ACT exam. He played high school football for the Pine Forest Eagles. Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Johnson was listed as the No. 17 offensive tackle prospect in the nation.
Johnson attended the University of Alabama, where he played for coach Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide football team from 2006 to 2009. He earned first-team All-American honors from Pro Football Weekly in 2008. The following year, Johnson was named a consensus first-team All-American and was a member of Alabama's first national championship team in 17 years.
Johnson was drafted 98th overall in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. On June 19, the Falcons signed Johnson to a deal. He played two games in 2011 spending most of the season on injured reserve. He played 16 games in 2012 as 2nd string guard and a blocking tight end on goal line/short yardage situations. Johnson, who went into the preseason as the projected starter at right tackle, suffered a fractured fibula and dislocated left ankle on August 6, 2013, and was placed on injured reserve three days later.
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- Ledbetter, D. Orlando (August 9, 2013). "Falcons place Johnson on injured reserve; sign Nady". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved August 9, 2013.