CFL: 6th season
Stamps: 6th season
Game played through 2017
Regular season: 64 (18 with Cgy. in 2017, 17 with Cgy. in 2016, 11 with Cgy. in 2015, 6 with Cgy. in 2014, 12 with Cgy. in 2013)
Playoffs: 4 (1 with Cgy. in 2017, 1 with Cgy. in 2016, 2 with Cgy. in 2015)
Grey Cup: 2 (with Cgy. in 2016 and 2017)
Grey Cup wins: 0
Signed as a free agent on May 27, 2013.
In 2010, Johnson 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 and attended that club’s training camp. 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.
(Calgary) Johnson started 18 games and had 34 tackles, nine quarterback sacks, two tackles for a loss, one knockdown and 17 QB pressures. His nine sacks were most among all defensive tackles in the CFL and he was a West Division and CFL all-star. He started both post-season games, recording two quarterback pressures and a knockdown in the Western Final and two tackles in the Grey Cup. Johnson changed his jersey number to 4 before the season.
(Calgary) Johnson started 17 games and had 36 tackles including seven sacks and two tackles for loss as he earned West Division and CFL all-star honours. He also had two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and three knockdowns. Johnson started the Western Final, recording one tackle, and also started in the Grey Cup, recording two tackles. He was on the one-game injury list for Game 17.
(Calgary) Johnson played 11 games (seven starts) and had 32 tackles, two tackles for a loss of four yards, six sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and four knockdowns. He began the season on the six-game injury list, first getting into the lineup in Game 7. He was on the one-game injury list for Game 18. Johnson started both playoff games where he totalled six tackles, a sack and a knockdown.
(Calgary) Johnson started six games and had 19 tackles, three sacks and 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.
(Calgary) 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.
First CFL game: June 28, 2013, vs BC
First sack: Sept. 6, 2013, at Edmonton
First interception: Sept. 28, 2013, at Hamilton
West Division all-star: 2016, 2017
CFL all-star: 2016, 2017
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 to 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 West Potomac High School and Fort Campbell High School. He 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 and attended Stampeders training camp in 2015.
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