Players

Mike Johnson
OL #79
Height:
6-6
Weight:
304
Age:
27
College:
Alabama
Experience:
4
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 18 1
2012 ATL 16 1
2011 ATL 2 0
2010 ATL 0 0

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS

Selected as a third round (98th pick overall) draft choice by Atlanta in 2010. Placed on injured reserve on October 26, 2011.

CAREER

Has played in 18 games with one start in three seasons with the Falcons. Played in all 16 games with one start. Primarily served as a reserve offensive lineman in the team’s flex role in 2012. Lined up at tight end in the Falcons goal-line package and caught a one-yard touchdown pass from QB Matt Ryan at New Orleans (11/11/12). His first career reception and touchdown. Helped block for RB Jacquizz Rodgers and RB Michael Turner as the duo each ran for touchdowns in a Week 12 win at Tampa Bay (11/25/12).

TRANSACTIONS

Selected as a third round (98th pick overall) draft choice by Atlanta in 2010. Placed on injured reserve on October 26, 2011.

CAREER

Has played in 18 games with one start in three seasons with the Falcons. Played in all 16 games with one start. Primarily served as a reserve offensive lineman in the team’s flex role in 2012. Lined up at tight end in the Falcons goal-line package and caught a one-yard touchdown pass from QB Matt Ryan at New Orleans (11/11/12). His first career reception and touchdown. Helped block for RB Jacquizz Rodgers and RB Michael Turner as the duo each ran for touchdowns in a Week 12 win at Tampa Bay (11/25/12).

EXTRA POINTS

An active participant in the Falcons community programs. During the 2012 offseason, participated in a number of events, including an Atlanta Falcons Gatorade Junior Training Camp in Sandy Springs, an Easter Egg Hunt at Challenged Child & Friends in Gainesville, and the 19th annual Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Golf Classic at Cherokee Golf & Country Club in Atlanta. In 2010, a participant in the Atlanta Falcons Rookie Club sponsored by UnitedHealthcare of Georgia, this program gives the players the opportunity to take part in several charitable events.

COLLEGE

The unquestioned leader of Alabama’s offensive line who played both guard and tackle. Was an All-America selection in his junior and senior seasons (2008-’09). By the conclusion of his senior season, started in 41 consecutive games while setting the school career-record by appearing in 54 contests. A member of the Crimson Tide’s 2009 National Championship team while blocking for Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram. As a starter, recorded 264 knockdown blocks, 39 touchdown-resulting blocks and 18 downfield blocks.

PERSONAL

Attended Pine Forest High School in Pensacola, Florida where he recorded a 4.0 GPA and was named a four-star recruit by Rivals.com. Never missed a practice or weight room session during his four years at Pine Forest.

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