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Michael Johnson
DE #90
Height:
6-7
Weight:
270
Age:
27
College:
Georgia Tech
Hometown:
Selma, AL
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 202 134 68 26.5 0 25 3 10 -- 7 0 3 3
2013 CIN 15 15 56 35 21 3.5 -- 9 1 7 7 7 0 2 --
2012 CIN 16 15 52 35 17 11.5 -- 2 1 3 3 3 0 0 1
2011 CIN 16 5 42 27 15 6.0 -- 5 1 0 -- 0 0 1 1
2010 CIN 16 10 35 26 9 2.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2009 CIN 16 0 17 11 6 3.0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on March 12, 2014 as an unrestricted free agent from Cincinnati.

 

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:                                                         

  • Originally entered the NFL as a third-round pick (70th overall) of the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2009 NFL Draft.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has played in 79 career games with 45 starts, totaling 202 tackles, 26.5 sacks, 25 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and three interceptions.
  • Played in four postseason games, with two starts.
  • Since 2012 is one of three defensive ends, along with J.J. Watt and Calais Campbell, to accumulate at least 100 tackles, 15 sacks and 10 passes defensed.
  • Led all defensive lineman in passes defensed in 2013, with a career-best nine.
  • His 25 passes defensed since entering the league in 2009 are the third-most by a defensive end during that span.
  • Recorded 11.5 sacks in 2012, the ninth-most in the NFL.
  • Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 3 of 2012, when he recorded 3.0 sacks against Washington QB Robert Griffin III.
  • His three interceptions since 2011 are tied for the most by a defensive lineman in the NFL over that span.
  • Since becoming a full-time starter in 2012, helped Cincinnati record consecutive postseason berths, while recording the third-most sacks in the NFL and ranking fourth in the league in both points and yards allowed.
  • Recorded his first career interception at Cleveland (9/11/11), picking off Colt McCoy.
  • Registered his first career sack vs. Baltimore (11/8/09), dropping Joe Flacco for a nine-yard loss.
  • Made first career start at Carolina (9/26/10).
  • Made NFL debut against Denver (9/13/09).

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Started all 15 games he played in, recording 56 tackles, nine passes defensed, 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception.
  • His nine passes defensed were a career high and led all defensive lineman in the league.
  • Bengals’ coaches film credited him with 33 quarterback pressures, the second-most on the team.
  • Finished the season with Pro Football Focus’ fourth-highest grade amongst 4-3 defensive ends.
  • Credited by coaches with eight quarterback pressures at Chicago (9/8), a team-high for the season.
  • Against Green Bay (9/22), recorded 1.5 sacks and forced a fumble that the Bengals recovered and returned for a touchdown.
  • Tallied a sack of Ryan Tannehill at Miami (10/31).
  • Made several key plays against Cleveland (11/17), recording a half-sack, a forced fumble, an interception and three passes defensed, one of which was intercepted by Cincinnati.
  • Had a half-sack against Baltimore (12/29).

 

COLLEGE/PERSONAL:

  • Played in 49 games at Georgia Tech (2005-08), with 15 starts, recording 107 tackles, 30.5 tackles for loss, 19.0 sacks, 10 passes defensed, 10 forced fumbles, three blocked field goals, two fumble recoveries and one interception, returned 26 yards for a touchdown.
  • As a senior, was voted team captain and started all 13 games, registering 46 tackles, 9.0 sacks, seven passes defensed, three fumble recoveries, one blocked field goal, one fumble recovery and one interception, returned 26 yards for a touchdown.
  • Earned consensus first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors and first-team All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association.
  • In 2007, played in all 12 regular season games, earning his first start of the season in the Humanitarian Bowl vs. Fresno state.
  • As a junior, tallied 4.0 sacks, three forced fumbles, two blocked field goals and a fumble recovery.
  • Played in 12 games with one start as a sophomore, recording 5.0 sacks, the second-most on the team, while adding three forced fumbles.
  • Majored in management.
  • Attended Dallas County High School (Selma, Alabama), where he played defensive end and tight end.
  • As a high school senior, caught 42 passes for 650 yards with six touchdowns while contributing 92 tackles and 14 sacks on defense.
  • Also played basketball in high school, averaging 16 points and 10 rebounds per game.
  • Born Michael Johnson in Selma, Alabama, on February 7, 1987.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on March 12, 2014 as an unrestricted free agent from Cincinnati.

 

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:                                                         

  • Originally entered the NFL as a third-round pick (70th overall) of the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2009 NFL Draft.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has played in 79 career games with 45 starts, totaling 202 tackles, 26.5 sacks, 25 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and three interceptions.
  • Played in four postseason games, with two starts.
  • Since 2012 is one of three defensive ends, along with J.J. Watt and Calais Campbell, to accumulate at least 100 tackles, 15 sacks and 10 passes defensed.
  • Led all defensive lineman in passes defensed in 2013, with a career-best nine.
  • His 25 passes defensed since entering the league in 2009 are the third-most by a defensive end during that span.
  • Recorded 11.5 sacks in 2012, the ninth-most in the NFL.
  • Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 3 of 2012, when he recorded 3.0 sacks against Washington QB Robert Griffin III.
  • His three interceptions since 2011 are tied for the most by a defensive lineman in the NFL over that span.
  • Since becoming a full-time starter in 2012, helped Cincinnati record consecutive postseason berths, while recording the third-most sacks in the NFL and ranking fourth in the league in both points and yards allowed.
  • Recorded his first career interception at Cleveland (9/11/11), picking off Colt McCoy.
  • Registered his first career sack vs. Baltimore (11/8/09), dropping Joe Flacco for a nine-yard loss.
  • Made first career start at Carolina (9/26/10).
  • Made NFL debut against Denver (9/13/09).

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Started all 15 games he played in, recording 56 tackles, nine passes defensed, 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception.
  • His nine passes defensed were a career high and led all defensive lineman in the league.
  • Bengals’ coaches film credited him with 33 quarterback pressures, the second-most on the team.
  • Finished the season with Pro Football Focus’ fourth-highest grade amongst 4-3 defensive ends.
  • Credited by coaches with eight quarterback pressures at Chicago (9/8), a team-high for the season.
  • Against Green Bay (9/22), recorded 1.5 sacks and forced a fumble that the Bengals recovered and returned for a touchdown.
  • Tallied a sack of Ryan Tannehill at Miami (10/31).
  • Made several key plays against Cleveland (11/17), recording a half-sack, a forced fumble, an interception and three passes defensed, one of which was intercepted by Cincinnati.
  • Had a half-sack against Baltimore (12/29).

 

COLLEGE/PERSONAL:

  • Played in 49 games at Georgia Tech (2005-08), with 15 starts, recording 107 tackles, 30.5 tackles for loss, 19.0 sacks, 10 passes defensed, 10 forced fumbles, three blocked field goals, two fumble recoveries and one interception, returned 26 yards for a touchdown.
  • As a senior, was voted team captain and started all 13 games, registering 46 tackles, 9.0 sacks, seven passes defensed, three fumble recoveries, one blocked field goal, one fumble recovery and one interception, returned 26 yards for a touchdown.
  • Earned consensus first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors and first-team All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association.
  • In 2007, played in all 12 regular season games, earning his first start of the season in the Humanitarian Bowl vs. Fresno state.
  • As a junior, tallied 4.0 sacks, three forced fumbles, two blocked field goals and a fumble recovery.
  • Played in 12 games with one start as a sophomore, recording 5.0 sacks, the second-most on the team, while adding three forced fumbles.
  • Majored in management.
  • Attended Dallas County High School (Selma, Alabama), where he played defensive end and tight end.
  • As a high school senior, caught 42 passes for 650 yards with six touchdowns while contributing 92 tackles and 14 sacks on defense.
  • Also played basketball in high school, averaging 16 points and 10 rebounds per game.
  • Born Michael Johnson in Selma, Alabama, on February 7, 1987.
 

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