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  • Tue., Sep. 08, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EDT Back to Football Forum with the Buccaneers Luncheon The Tampa Bay Buccaneers invite local business leaders and Bucs fans to enjoy lunch and a 2015 season preview with Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer, Head Coach Lovie Smith and General Manager Jason Licht, along with various players.

  • Wed., Sep. 09, 2015 9:00 AM EDT Buccaneers Academy FDOT Backpack Caravan While getting ready for their own kickoff on the football field, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are proud to also help kick off the school year for young Bay-area Bucs fans!
  • Wed., Sep. 09, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EDT Downtown Tampa SIEGE Celebration The Bucs will “SIEGE” Joe Chillura Courthouse Square Park to celebrate the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month, the City of Tampa’s historic Hispanic roots and the beginning of our regular season! This fun, free event will feature autographs from Bucs Legends, the Buccaneers Street Team, a Buccaneers Cheerleader performance and various food truck vendors!
  • Thu., Sep. 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT Launch Party for RED, the Buccaneers new Women’s Movement

    Join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 10th from 6pm-9pm at Raymond James Stadium to be a part of the Buccaneers all-new RED, the Women’s Movement!

  • Sat., Sep. 12, 2015 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Back to Football Celebration at Glazer Children’s Museum Celebrate the season opener with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by joining us at a special Back to Football event at the Glazer Children’s Museum!
  • Sun., Sep. 13, 2015 4:25 PM EDT Buccaneers vs. Titans Week 1
  • Tue., Sep. 15, 2015 12:00 PM EDT UnitedHealthcare Learning Garden Build UnitedHealthcare volunteers, Bucs players, cheerleaders, and Captain Fear will construct Learning Garden kits at One Buccaneer Place that will teach students about growing healthy, sustainable foods.
  • Sun., Sep. 20, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Buccaneers @ Saints Week 2
  • Tue., Sep. 22, 2015 12:00 PM EDT UnitedHealthcare Learning Garden Delivery Buccaneers staff will install Learning Gardens in seven Buccaneers Academies.
  • Sun., Sep. 27, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Buccaneers @ Texans Week 3
  • Tue., Sep. 29, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Bucs Vision Mobile powered by Glazer Family Foundation Vehicle Unveiling The new and improved Bucs Vision Mobile powered by Glazer Family Foundation will be unveiled at Twin Lakes Elementary School!
  • Sun., Oct. 04, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Buccaneers vs. Panthers Week 4
  • Tue., Oct. 06, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Rookie Club: Metropolitan Ministries LAMPLighters Fall Festival The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rookie Club, Cheerleaders, and Captain Fear will interact with the children through games, dancing, arts & crafts, and more during Metropolitan Ministries' Fall Festival.
  • Sun., Oct. 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk & Corporate Challenge

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the third-annual Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk & Corporate Challenge highlighting the NFL-wide Breast Cancer Awareness Month celebration.

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George Johnson
DE #94
Height:
6-4
Weight:
265
Age:
27
College:
Rutgers
Hometown:
Glassboro, NJ
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

TCKL
5
SCK
1.5
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 36 24 12 6.0 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0 1
2014 DET 16 0 29 23 6 6.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2013 MIN 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 MIN 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 TB 5 0 5 0 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 TB 4 0 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 TB 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Joined Tampa Bay on April 15, 2015, in a trade with the Detroit Lions.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with Tampa Bay on May 3, 2010.

TRANSACTIONS:

  • Signed with Tampa Bay on May 3, 2010. Waived Bay on August 10, 2010.
  • Re-signed by Tampa Bay on August 24, 2010. Waived on September 4, 2010.
  • Signed to Tampa Bay’s practice squad on September 5, 2010.
  • Promoted to Tampa Bay’s active roster on December 14, 2010.
  • Waived by Tampa Bay on September 5, 2011.
  • Signed to Tampa Bay’s practice squad on September 8, 2011.
  • Promoted to Tampa Bay’s active roster on October 10, 2011.
  • Waived by Tampa Bay on November 1, 2012.
  • Signed to Minnesota Vikings’ practice squad on November 9, 2012.
  • Promoted to Minnesota’s active roster on December 22, 2012.
  • Released by Minnesota on October 9, 2013.
  • Signed by Detroit on March 10, 2015.
  • Joined Tampa Bay on April 15, 2015, in a trade with the Detroit Lions.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has played in 27 regular season games with Tampa Bay (2011-12), Minnesota (2012) and Detroit (2014), totaling 33 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed. Also contributed three special teams tackles.
  • Tallied first career sack in the 2014 season opener against the New York Giants (9/8/14), recording 1.5 sacks.
  • Made NFL debut with Tampa Bay against New Orleans (10/16/11).

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played in all 16 games for the Detroit Lions, posting career highs in tackles (26) and sacks (6.0).
  • Tallied first career sack in the 2014 season opener against the New York Giants (9/8), recording 1.5 sacks.
  • Matched his season and career high with 1.5 sacks at Minnesota (10/12).
  • Also registered one sack against Buffalo (10/5), Tampa Bay (12/7) and Minnesota (12/14).

COLLEGE/PERSONAL:

  • Played in 51 games at Rutgers (2006-09), starting 35, totaling 134 tackles, 31.5 tackles for loss, 13.0 sacks, three fumble recoveries, two interceptions and one forced fumble.
  • Preseason third-team All-Big East selection in 2008 and second-team selection in 2009.
  • Attended Glassboro High School (Glassboro, New Jersey).
  • Helped his team to an 11-1 record and a berth in South Jersey Group I Championship Game as a senior.
  • Earned South Jersey Touchdown Club Lineman of the Year following his senior season.
  • He and his wife, Olivia, have two children.
  • Born George Johnson on December 11, 1987 in Glassboro, New Jersey.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Joined Tampa Bay on April 15, 2015, in a trade with the Detroit Lions.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with Tampa Bay on May 3, 2010.

TRANSACTIONS:

  • Signed with Tampa Bay on May 3, 2010. Waived Bay on August 10, 2010.
  • Re-signed by Tampa Bay on August 24, 2010. Waived on September 4, 2010.
  • Signed to Tampa Bay’s practice squad on September 5, 2010.
  • Promoted to Tampa Bay’s active roster on December 14, 2010.
  • Waived by Tampa Bay on September 5, 2011.
  • Signed to Tampa Bay’s practice squad on September 8, 2011.
  • Promoted to Tampa Bay’s active roster on October 10, 2011.
  • Waived by Tampa Bay on November 1, 2012.
  • Signed to Minnesota Vikings’ practice squad on November 9, 2012.
  • Promoted to Minnesota’s active roster on December 22, 2012.
  • Released by Minnesota on October 9, 2013.
  • Signed by Detroit on March 10, 2015.
  • Joined Tampa Bay on April 15, 2015, in a trade with the Detroit Lions.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has played in 27 regular season games with Tampa Bay (2011-12), Minnesota (2012) and Detroit (2014), totaling 33 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed. Also contributed three special teams tackles.
  • Tallied first career sack in the 2014 season opener against the New York Giants (9/8/14), recording 1.5 sacks.
  • Made NFL debut with Tampa Bay against New Orleans (10/16/11).

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played in all 16 games for the Detroit Lions, posting career highs in tackles (26) and sacks (6.0).
  • Tallied first career sack in the 2014 season opener against the New York Giants (9/8), recording 1.5 sacks.
  • Matched his season and career high with 1.5 sacks at Minnesota (10/12).
  • Also registered one sack against Buffalo (10/5), Tampa Bay (12/7) and Minnesota (12/14).

COLLEGE/PERSONAL:

  • Played in 51 games at Rutgers (2006-09), starting 35, totaling 134 tackles, 31.5 tackles for loss, 13.0 sacks, three fumble recoveries, two interceptions and one forced fumble.
  • Preseason third-team All-Big East selection in 2008 and second-team selection in 2009.
  • Attended Glassboro High School (Glassboro, New Jersey).
  • Helped his team to an 11-1 record and a berth in South Jersey Group I Championship Game as a senior.
  • Earned South Jersey Touchdown Club Lineman of the Year following his senior season.
  • He and his wife, Olivia, have two children.
  • Born George Johnson on December 11, 1987 in Glassboro, New Jersey.
 

Recent Videos

  • Bucs Playlist: George Johnson

    Posted Aug 29, 2015

    Stephen Lynch sits down with George Johnson to discuss his music routine on gamedays, as well as the music that he is sharing with his children.

  • 1-on-1 with George Johnson

    Posted Aug 24, 2015

    DE George Johnson spoke to Team Insider Casey Phillips following pre-season victory over the Cincinnati Bengals about taking preseason momentum into the regular season, being motivated by seeing Simeon Rice, and getting the Coach Lovie Smith's first home win.