Anthony Johnson (defensive Lineman)
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Anthony Johnson Defensive Lineman

Anthony Johnson
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Johnson before a Stampeders game in 2019.
Seattle Dragons
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1993-01-24) January 24, 1993 (age 26)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school:O. Perry Walker
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
College:LSU
Undrafted:2014
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Practice roster
Career highlights and awards
  • CBS, Sporting News Freshman All-American (2011)
  • USA Today High School All-American (2010)
  • Parade High School All-American (2010)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018

Anthony Johnson (born January 24, 1993) is an American football defensive end who is currently a member of the practice roster for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and a member of the Seattle Dragons of the XFL. He played college football at LSU. During his high school football career at O. Perry Walker High School in New Orleans, Johnson broke the Louisiana career quarterback sack record with 67.5 sacks.

High school career

Born to Nakisha Johnson and Sherman Patty and raised in New Orleans, Johnson's family was displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and moved to Atlanta, and later Mobile, Alabama, for a period of time.[1]

After returning to New Orleans, Johnson attended O. Perry Walker High School, where he was a four-time all-district selection. He broke the Louisiana career sack record with 67.5 sacks during his four-year career. As a senior in 2010, he recorded 129 tackles, 31 tackles for loss, and 17.5 sacks. The team went 9-4 on the season, advancing to the LHSAA Class 4A semifinals, where they lost 36-6 to Franklinton. Both USA Today and Parade named Johnson to their All-American teams. Gatorade named him the Louisiana State Player of the Year, as the first lineman, and only third defender, in the 16 years of the award.

One of the most sought after high school players in the country, Johnson was rated as a five-star prospect by every recruiting service. Rivals.com ranked him the No. 1 defensive tackle of his class,[2] and compared him to Darnell Dockett.[3] Johnson chose LSU over offers from almost every major school, including Alabama, Oklahoma, and Southern California.

College career

Johnson played in thirteen games for LSU in 2011, and was named to both the CBSSports.com and Sporting News Freshman All-American team's.[4] He was named full-time starter in his junior year for the 2013 football season. Johnson declared for the 2014 NFL Draft after his junior season.[5]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft  in
(1.89 m)
308 lb
(140 kg)
33 in
(0.84 m)
 in
(0.26 m)
 in
(0.62 m)
8 ft 6 in
(2.59 m)
All values from NFL Combine[6]

Miami Dolphins

On May 10, 2014, Johnson signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent. On December 13, 2014, he was placed on season ending injured reserve after an ankle injury.[7] Johnson did not make the cut for the Dolphins' 2015 season roster.

Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins signed Johnson to their practice squad on November 9, 2015.[8]

He signed a futures contract on January 11, 2016.[9] He was released on May 2.[10]

New England Patriots

Johnson signed with the New England Patriots on May 9, 2016.[11] He was released on September 26, 2016.[12] He was signed to the practice squad two days later.[13] He was promoted back to the active roster on October 15, 2016.[14] On October 24, the Patriots waived Johnson.[15] He was re-signed to the practice squad on October 26, 2016.[16]

New York Jets

On November 9, 2016 Johnson was signed by the New York Jets off the Patriots' practice squad.[17]

On August 27, 2017, Johnson was waived/injured by the Jets and placed on injured reserve.[18] He was released on October 17, 2017.

Indianapolis Colts

On November 7, 2017, Johnson was signed to the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad.[19] He was promoted to the active roster on December 5, 2017.[20]

On September 1, 2018, Johnson was placed on injured reserve.[21] He was released on September 11, 2018.

Memphis Express

In 2019, Johnson joined the Memphis Express of the Alliance of American Football.[22] He was placed on injured reserve on March 13, 2019, and activated from injured reserve on April 1, 2019.

Calgary Stampeders

After the AAF ceased operations in April 2019, Johnson signed with the practice roster for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League on August 13, 2019.

References

  1. ^ "Music came first for LSU's vocal leader: Anthony 'The Freak' Johnson". The Advocate. August 28, 2013.
  2. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/rankings/rank-2660
  3. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/footballrecruiting/football/recruiting/player-Anthony-Johnson-79041
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 7, 2012. Retrieved 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ LSU's Ego Ferguson and Anthony Johnson to enter NFL Draft
  6. ^ http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/anthony-johnson?id=2543604
  7. ^ Miami Dolphins Place Anthony Johnson On IR
  8. ^ Kring-Schreifels, Jake (November 9, 2015). "More On The Redskins' Three New Roster Additions". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "Redskins Sign Seven To Reserve/Future Contracts". Redskins.com. January 11, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "05/02: Redskins Make Roster Moves". Redskins.com. May 2, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ "Patriots trade LB Jonathan Bostic to Detroit; Sign DL Anthony Johnson". Patriots.com. May 9, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ "Patriots release DL Anthony Johnson". Patriots.com. September 26, 2016.
  13. ^ "Patriot sign Anthony Johnson to the practice squad; Release OL Ian Silberman". Patriots.com. Retrieved 2016.
  14. ^ "Patriots sign DL Geneo Grissom and DL Anthony Johnson to the 53-man roster; Place LB Jonathan Freeny and TE Greg Scruggs on Injured Reserve". Patriots.com. October 15, 2016.
  15. ^ "Patriots release DL Anthony Johnson from the 53-man roster; release DB Vinnie Sunseri from the practice squad". Patriots.com. October 24, 2016.
  16. ^ "Patriots acquire LB Kyle Van Noy in a trade with Detroit". Patriots.com. October 26, 2016.
  17. ^ Lange, Randy (November 9, 2016). "Devin Smith Activated, Ryan Clady Goes to IR". NewYorkJets.com.
  18. ^ Allen, Eric (August 27, 2017). "Jets Claim DE Kony Ealy". NewYorkJets.com.
  19. ^ "Roster Move: Colts Sign DT Anthony Johnson To Practice Squad". Colts.com. November 7, 2017.
  20. ^ Walker, Andrew (December 5, 2017). "Colts Place Outside Linebacker John Simon On Injured Reserve". Colts.com.
  21. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 1, 2018). "Colts Announce Final 2018 Roster Cuts". Colts.com.
  22. ^ Munz, Jason (January 30, 2019). "AAF: The Memphis Express set their initial 52-man roster. Who made the cut?". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved 2019.

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