|Height: 6.02||Born: Columbus, GA|
|Weight: 276||College: Kentucky|
|Birthdate: 1988-06-22||Years: 2 CGY / 2 CFL|
Calgary signed Johnson as a free agent on May 27, 2013. In 2010, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the National Football League’s New York Giants. After being released, he signed with the Miami Dolphins, attended that club’s training camp and was later placed on the practice roster. He attended training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2011 and with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2012. He was added to the Green Bay Packers’ practice roster on Dec. 31, 2012.
Johnson has started six games and has 19 tackles, three sacks and a team-leading four tackles for a loss of 11 yards. He was placed on the six-game injury list after getting hurt in Game 7. He began the season on the one-game injury list.
Johnson played in 12 games at defensive tackle and recorded 16 tackles including a tackle for a loss, one special-teams tackle, two sacks and one interception. He played two games before suffering a torn oblique and was placed on the nine-game injury list. He returned to the line-up ahead of schedule for the Labour Day Classic. He was hurt in the final regular season game and was on the injury list for the Western Final.
- Played his first CFL game on June 28, 2013 against BC and recorded four tackles
- Registered his first sack on Sept. 6, 2013 against Edmonton
- Recorded his first interception on Sept. 28, 2013 against Hamilton
Johnson played linebacker for four seasons at Kentucky. As a senior in 2009, he led the Wildcats with 105 total tackles including 6.5 tackles for loss. He added one sack. In 2008, he was a first-team Southeast Conference all-star as he recorded 93 tackles despite missing two games due to injury. He led the Wildcats and was third in the SEC with 13 tackles for loss. Johnson had 58 tackles and two interceptions in 12 games as a sophomore in 2007 and was named the SEC all-freshman team in 2006 after making 29 tackles and recording one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. In the 2006 Music City Bowl against Clemson, he was used as a running back for one play and scored a one-yard touchdown.
Johnson was a standout at Fort Campbell High School and was named Kentucky’s Mr. Football in 2005. He grew up in a military family — he was born in Georgia and has also lived in Oklahoma, Washington, California, Hawaii, the District of Columbia, Virginia and Kentucky. His brother Christian also played football at Kentucky.
|Sat 01/11/14||Winnipeg||Calgary||2:00 pm|
|Fri 07/11/14||Calgary||BC||8:00 pm|
|Sun 23/11/14||TBD||Calgary||2:30 pm|