Tom Johnson (gridiron football)

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Tom Johnson
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Johnson in the 2012 NFL season.
No. 92 Minnesota Vikings
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-08-30) August 30, 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth: Moss Point, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 288 lb (131 kg)
Career information
High school: Moss Point (MS)
College: Southern Miss
Undrafted: 2006
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Tackles: 77
Sacks: 11.5
Forced fumbles: 2
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Tom Johnson (born August 30, 1984) is an American football defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Southern Miss.

Early years[edit]

Johnson played high school football for Coach Jerry Alexander at Moss Point High School in Moss Point, Mississippi. He was a late starter who began playing as a junior, lettering two-years. As a senior in 2000-2001, Johnson recorded 90 tackles (25 for a loss) and eight sacks that helped Moss Point win the State 5A Championship, leading this to be named to the All-state and All-Coast teams. He was also invited to play in the MHSAA All-Star Game following his senior year.

Professional career[edit]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2005 NFL Draft, Johnson signed with the Indianapolis Colts on May 5, 2006. Johnson was released at the end of training camp on September 2, 2006. He was re-signed on January 4, 2007, and assigned to the Cologne Centurions.

Philadelphia Soul[edit]

Johnson signed with the Philadelphia Soul in 2008.

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

On February 19, 2009, Johnson was signed by the Calgary Stampeders.

New Orleans Saints[edit]

On January 20, 2011, Johnson was signed to a three-year contract with the New Orleans Saints, a deal that with his signing bonus could be worth up to $1.8 million, said his agent Bardia Ghahremani.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

On March 19, 2014, Johnson signed a one-year contract worth $845,000 with the Minnesota Vikings.[1] Johnson ended his 2014 season with 22 combined tackles, one forced fumble and a career high of 6.5 sacks. He re-signed with the Vikings on a three-year contract worth $7 million on March 8, 2015.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gates, Christopher (March 20, 2014). "Tom Johnson Signs With Minnesota Vikings". Daily Norseman (Vox Media). Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ Gantt, Darin. "Vikings keep defensive tackle Tom Johnson with three-year deal". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 

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