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Eat Football. Sleep Music.
That’s the bio description on defensive lineman Micah Johnson‘s Twitter profile.
This season, Micah has certainly been eating football – more specifically, eating QBs for breakfast.
As of Oct. 29, Micah was tied for second in league sacks with nine, a stat he shared with teammate Ja’Gared Davis and Toronto’s Victor Butler.
Growing up in a military family and moving around the country as a youth, football was Micah’s constant.
A linebacker in college, only recently did he make the jump to the defensive line, a role he says he’s still learning.
After bouncing around on the practice rosters of several NFL teams, Micah landed in Calgary in a league his agent told him he would excel in.
After being plagued with injuries his first few seasons with the Red and White, Micah finally found a rhythm in the 2016 season when he recorded seven sacks, 36 tackles and two tackles for a loss.
He was also named a West Division and CFL all-star that year.
We all know how the last game of the 2016 season ended, a result Micah says has motivated him and his teammates for this season.
When he’s not terrorizing quarterbacks on the field, Micah can be found in his in-home music studio producing various beats, a career he hopes to pursue in life after the gridiron.
Hear his own musical talents and more on this edition of the Stampeders Up Close Podcast.
Micah Johnson takes down Lions QB Trevor Harris during a game on June 29, 2017 (Photo by David Moll)