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George Johnson
DE #94
Height:
6-4
Weight:
265
Age:
28
College:
Rutgers
Hometown:
Glassboro, NJ
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2016 PRE):

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 59 38 21 6.0 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 2 2
2015 TB 11 5 23 14 9 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 2 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.
 

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