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Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson
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Michael Johnson

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Date of birth
Feb 07, 1987
College
Georgia Tech
Height
6-7
Weight
270 Lbs

Bio

Michael Johnson is a defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played college football at Georgia Tech and was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2009 NFL Draft.

EARLY YEARS

Johnson was born on February 7, 1987 in Selma, Alabama. At Dallas County High School in Plantersville, Alabama, Johnson played tight end and defensive end. As a senior, Johnson caught 42 passes for 650 yards and six TDs while recording 92 tackles and 14 sacks defensively.

GEORGIA TECH

While he did accumulate 10 sacks in his first three seasons at Georgia Tech, Johnson had a breakout season in 2008 as a senior. In 13 games, Johnson had 46 tackles and was third in the ACC with 18 tackles for loss. He was also third in the ACC with nine sacks on the season. He was named first team All-ACC.

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Even though he was projected to go in the first-round, Johnson fell to the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft and was drafted by the Bengals.

In his first three seasons, Johnson started only 15 games and recorded 11.5 sacks. It was his fourth season in 2012 that Johnson showed his potential. In 15 starts, Johnson had 11.5 sacks, the ninth most in the NFL. He added one interception and one fumble recovery with 52 tackles.

Johnson had a down year in 2013 and only had 3.5 sacks, but he did have a career-high 10 pass deflections.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Johnson signed a five-year, $43 million contract with the Bucs on March 11, 2014.

Statistics

Stats SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT YDS LONG TD FF FRC TD SAF
2013 Regular Season 46 10 56 4.0 21 5 1 7 7 0 2 0 0 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT FF FRC TD
12-28-2014 @ New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 20-23 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-21-2014 @ Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 3-20 1 2 3 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0
12-14-2014 @ Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 19-17 2 0 2 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0
12-7-2014 @ Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 34-17 0 1 1 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 0
11-30-2014 @ Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals 13-14 2 0 2 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0

News

Michael Johnson Agrees To Deal With Buccaneers

Michael Johnson Agrees To Deal With Buccaneers

by Allen Kim

ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed with former Cincinnati Bengals DE Michael Johnson on a five-year, $43.75 million deal with $24 million guaranteed... Read more

Cincinnati Bengals Sign DE Carlos Dunlap To Extension

Cincinnati Bengals Sign DE Carlos Dunlap To Extension

by Allen Kim

According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, the Cincinnati Bengals have signed DE Carlos Dunlap to a six-year, $40 million extension. He’s set to earn half of the total deal ($20 million) in just his first two seasons. $18... Read more