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Charlie Johnson
G #74
Height:
6-4
Weight:
305
Age:
30
College:
Oklahoma State
Hometown:
Sherman, TX
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2014):

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7
GS
7
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 127 108
2014 MIN 7 7
2013 MIN 15 15
2012 MIN 16 16
2011 MIN 16 16
2010 IND 15 15
2009 IND 12 12
2008 IND 16 16
2007 IND 14 10
2006 IND 16 1
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 @STL W 34-6
2 NE L 7-30
3 @NO L 9-20
4 ATL W 41-28
5 @GB L 10-42
6 DET L 3-17
7 @BUF L 16-17

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2006 (16/1, 4/0-Ind), 2007 (14/10, 1/0-Ind), 2008 (16/16, 1/1-Ind), 2009 (12/12, 3/3-Ind), 2010 (15/15, 1/1-Ind), 2011 (16/16-Minn), 2012 (16/16, 1/1), 2013 (15/15). Total- 120/101, 11/6 (47/47, 1/1-Minn; 73/54, 10/5-Ind).

• Starter at LT for Colts in Super Bowl XLIV and saw action as a reserve in Super Bowl XLI at RT.

• Has been a full-time starter blocking for the NFL MVP in 3  seasons over his career, paving the way for Adrian Peterson in 2012 after blocking for Peyton Manning in 2008 and 2009.

• Played in 11th career playoff game for Vikings in Wild Card game at Green Bay.

OFF THE FIELD Earned degree in education from OSU...Married to Nicole, couple has 2 sons, Chandler and Cyrus...Collegiate teammate with Vikings DT Kevin Williams at Oklahoma State...Joined teammate Phil Loadholt as an instructor at his 1st annual football camp in Colorado in June 2013...Appeared on tattoo reality show Ink Masters.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2006 (16/1, 4/0-Ind), 2007 (14/10, 1/0-Ind), 2008 (16/16, 1/1-Ind), 2009 (12/12, 3/3-Ind), 2010 (15/15, 1/1-Ind), 2011 (16/16-Minn), 2012 (16/16, 1/1), 2013 (15/15). Total- 120/101, 11/6 (47/47, 1/1-Minn; 73/54, 10/5-Ind).

• Starter at LT for Colts in Super Bowl XLIV and saw action as a reserve in Super Bowl XLI at RT.

• Has been a full-time starter blocking for the NFL MVP in 3  seasons over his career, paving the way for Adrian Peterson in 2012 after blocking for Peyton Manning in 2008 and 2009.

• Played in 11th career playoff game for Vikings in Wild Card game at Green Bay.

OFF THE FIELD Earned degree in education from OSU...Married to Nicole, couple has 2 sons, Chandler and Cyrus...Collegiate teammate with Vikings DT Kevin Williams at Oklahoma State...Joined teammate Phil Loadholt as an instructor at his 1st annual football camp in Colorado in June 2013...Appeared on tattoo reality show Ink Masters.

PRO Has started every game he has played over the following 6 seasons, including all 47 since joining the Vikings in 2011...Helped Adrian Peterson take home NFL MVP honors after rushing for the 2nd-best total in NFL history in 2012, finishing with 2,097 yards...Made transition to LG in 2012 following the selection of LT of Matt Kalil with the #4 overall pick in the 2012 Draft...Opened all 16 games at LT for the Vikings after signing as a free agent during early in training camp...Veteran was a full-time starter in Indianapolis from 2008-10...From 2008-10 the Colts allowed 1 sack every 44.4 pass plays, setting a team record in 2009 by allowing 1 every 47.2 pass plays...Served as blind-side protector for Colts offense that was the NFL’s #1 passing unit in 2010 and #2 in 2009...Indianapolis ranked #4 in NFL total offense in 2010 and #9 in 2009...Started in Super Bowl XLIV against New Orleans and saw action in Super Bowl XLI against Chicago...Was the Colts regular starter at LT when Peyton Manning won NFL MVP in 2008 and 2009...Has played on 5 straight playoff teams with Colts...Part of Colts team that won AFC South titles in 5 of his 6 seasons, 2006, ‘07, ‘09, ‘10...Played at Indianapolis as a rookie when Leslie Frazier served on Colts staff...Originally acquired as a 6th-round draft pick in 2006 by Indianapolis.

2013 Started and appeared in 15 games at LG, his 2nd season at that position in Minnesota...Played a major role in Adrian Peterson eclipsing the 1,000 yard rushing mark with 10+ rushing TDs for the 2nd consecutive season...Helped the Vikings offense put up a franchise-record 48 offensive points in the Metrodome vs. Philadelphia (12/15/13)...The Vikings rushing attack ranked 8th in the NFL. 

2012 Started every game at LG after moving from LT in 2011...Part of Vikings offensive line that started all 5 players as a unit throughout the season...Helped Adrian Peterson re-write the record book with an MVP performance after rushing for 2,097 yards, the 2nd-best single-season mark in NFL history...Helped Peterson break the 100-yard mark 10 times during the season and break the 200-yard plateau twice...The Vikings tied a club record with 2,634 net yards rushing...Shifted from LT to LG after Vikings drafted Matt Kalil with #4 overall pick to play LT.

2011 Stepped in to start all 16 games at LT after joining Vikings as a free agent early in training camp...Helped Adrian Peterson break the 100-yard rushing mark 3 times during the season and Joe Webb and Toby Gerhart 1 time each...Joined only RT Phil Loadholt as the only Vikings lineman to start every game...Helped Vikings rushing offense rank #4 in the NFL in yards per game at 144.9 and #3 in the NFL with 18 rushing TDs.

2010 Started 15 games and the Wild Card playoff game vs. NY Jets...Part of offensive line unit that allowed only 16 sacks, tied for fewest in the NFL...Squad allowed 1 sack for every 43.4 pass plays...Helped Manning throw for 4,000+ yards for the 11th straight season.

2009 Started all 12 games he played at LT in regular season and opened all 3 playoff contests, including Super Bowl XLIV...Club allowed only 13 sacks...Helped Colts rank #9 in NFL total offense and #2 in passing offense...Protected Manning as he earned 2nd straight NFL MVP award...Played under Jim Caldwell in his debut season as Colts head coach.

2008 Opened 16 all games, 12 at LG and 4 at LT...Stepped in mid-season at LT...Joined Ryan Diem as the only Colts linemen to start all 16 games...Protected Manning as he earned NFL MVP award...Team allowed only 14 sacks during the season...Colts ranked #5 in NFL for passing offense.

2007 Filled in at LT and RT during the season, establishing himself as a starter...Stepped into lineup at LT for injured Tony Ugoh at Jacksonville (10/22) and went on to start the next 5 games at LT...Moved to RT for injured Ryan Diem for the final 5 games of the season...Club ranked #5 in NFL total offense...Paved the way for Joseph Addai to rush for 1,072 yards and 12 TDs...Offense produced a 4,000-yard passer a 1,000-yard rusher and a 1,000-yard receiver (Reggie Wayne) for the 7th time in team history.

2006 Played in each game of his rookie campaign...Started 1 contest at RT at Tennessee (12/3)...Saw time at RT vs. Philadelphia (11/26) and LT at Houston (12/24)...Played in Super Bowl XLI vs. Chicago at RT in place of injured Diem...Selected with 6th-round pick by Colts.

COLLEGE Began collegiate career at TE before moving to offensive line as a senior...Started 9 games as a senior...Started 5 games at TE as as a freshman and sophomore...Caught 4 TDs during career.

PREP Named All-District as a TE at Sherman High...Earned Co-MVP of district in basketball.

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