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Austin Johnson
FB #46
Height:
6-2
Weight:
240
Age:
28
College:
Tennessee
Hometown:
Hickory, NC
Experience:
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 7 6 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 1
2016 TB 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 NO 10 1 4 3 1 0.0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2014 NO 7 1 3 3 0 0.0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Acquired by Bucs:
Signed to Tampa Bay’s practice squad on December 14, 2016. Promoted to the active roster on December 28, 2016.


Originally Entered NFL:
Originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with the New Orleans Saints on January 7, 2013.


Career Highlights:
Has played in 18 regular season games with two starts, rushing 12 times for 31 yards with one touchdowns and catching seven passes for 45 yards and one touchdowns Also has seven special teams tackles.
Spent time with New Orleans (2013-15) before joining Tampa Bay.
Rushed for a two-yard score against Tampa Bay (9/27/15).
Recorded first career touchdown on a 13-yard reception at Detroit (10/19/14).
Made first start against Tampa Bay (10/5/14).
Made NFL debut at Atlanta (9/7/14).


2016 Highlights:
Played one games with Tampa Bay, seeing time on special teams in a Week 17 win against Carolina (1/1/17).


College/Personal:
Played four seasons at Tennessee (2008-11), playing in 43 games, posting 126 tackles, 10 for loss, five interceptions, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
Three-time Academic All-SEC.
Started all 12 games at linebacker as a senior (2011), recording four interceptions, tied for the NCAA lead among linebackers.
Converted from fullback to linebacker following his sophomore season.
Attended Hickory High School (Hickory, North Carolina).
Two-time all-state selection.
In December 2016, visited pediatric and rehabilitation patients at Florida Hospital.
Born Austin Johnson on June 16, 1989.

Acquired by Bucs:
Signed to Tampa Bay’s practice squad on December 14, 2016. Promoted to the active roster on December 28, 2016.


Originally Entered NFL:
Originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with the New Orleans Saints on January 7, 2013.


Career Highlights:
Has played in 18 regular season games with two starts, rushing 12 times for 31 yards with one touchdowns and catching seven passes for 45 yards and one touchdowns Also has seven special teams tackles.
Spent time with New Orleans (2013-15) before joining Tampa Bay.
Rushed for a two-yard score against Tampa Bay (9/27/15).
Recorded first career touchdown on a 13-yard reception at Detroit (10/19/14).
Made first start against Tampa Bay (10/5/14).
Made NFL debut at Atlanta (9/7/14).


2016 Highlights:
Played one games with Tampa Bay, seeing time on special teams in a Week 17 win against Carolina (1/1/17).


College/Personal:
Played four seasons at Tennessee (2008-11), playing in 43 games, posting 126 tackles, 10 for loss, five interceptions, one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
Three-time Academic All-SEC.
Started all 12 games at linebacker as a senior (2011), recording four interceptions, tied for the NCAA lead among linebackers.
Converted from fullback to linebacker following his sophomore season.
Attended Hickory High School (Hickory, North Carolina).
Two-time all-state selection.
In December 2016, visited pediatric and rehabilitation patients at Florida Hospital.
Born Austin Johnson on June 16, 1989.

 

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