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Tom Johnson
DT #92
Height:
6-3
Weight:
288
Age:
31
College:
Southern Mississippi
Hometown:
Moss Point, MS
Experience:
6
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 113 74 39 17.0 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 2 0
2015 MIN 16 8 36 25 11 5.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 MIN 16 2 22 14 8 6.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2013 NO 12 0 12 6 6 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 NO 15 0 28 18 10 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 NO 13 0 15 11 4 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @SF L 3-20 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 DET W 26-16 -- 0 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 SD W 31-14 2 1 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @DEN L 20-23 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 KC W 16-10 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @DET W 28-19 3 2 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @CHI W 23-20 -- 0 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 STL W 21-18 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @OAK W 30-14 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 GB L 13-30 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @ATL W 20-10 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 SEA L 7-38 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @ARI L 20-23 4 3 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 CHI W 38-17 3 3 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 NYG W 49-17 5 4 1 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @GB W 20-13 3 1 2 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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BIOGRAPHY

2015 GP/GS                Career GP/GS                             Playoffs GP/GS

      16/8                           72/10                                  5/0 (4/0-NO, 1/0-MIN)

• Played in NFL Europa, Arena Football League and Canadian Football League before landing a roster spot in 2011 with New Orleans, 5 seasons after his rookie season in 2006.

• Started a career-high 8 games for the Vikings during the 2015 season.

• His 12.0 sacks since 2014 is the 6th-most by a defensive tackle, of the six, Johnson is the only UDFA.

• Recorded 1st-career multi-sack game against NY Giants, 12/27/15

OFF THE FIELD Majored in coaching and sport administration...Aspires to a career in real estate when his football playing days are over...Has started a non-profit in his hometown of Moss Point, MS that promotes youth education...Is the youngest child in his family with 3 older sisters...Has a daughter, Autumn Celeste Johnson...Father works as an electrician in the local shipyards in Mississippi.

2015 GP/GS                Career GP/GS                             Playoffs GP/GS

      16/8                           72/10                                  5/0 (4/0-NO, 1/0-MIN)

• Played in NFL Europa, Arena Football League and Canadian Football League before landing a roster spot in 2011 with New Orleans, 5 seasons after his rookie season in 2006.

• Started a career-high 8 games for the Vikings during the 2015 season.

• His 12.0 sacks since 2014 is the 6th-most by a defensive tackle, of the six, Johnson is the only UDFA.

• Recorded 1st-career multi-sack game against NY Giants, 12/27/15

OFF THE FIELD Majored in coaching and sport administration...Aspires to a career in real estate when his football playing days are over...Has started a non-profit in his hometown of Moss Point, MS that promotes youth education...Is the youngest child in his family with 3 older sisters...Has a daughter, Autumn Celeste Johnson...Father works as an electrician in the local shipyards in Mississippi.

PRO Began his NFL career as a rookie free agent in 2006 with Indianapolis, where he was rookie classmates with Vikings G Charlie Johnson...Career took a winding path before finally earning a roster spot with New Orleans, playing in NFL Europa, the Arena Football League and Canadian Football League from 2007-10...Notched his 1st NFL sack against the Vikings in 2011...Saw action in all 4 Saints playoff games from 2011-13.

2015 Played in all 16 regular season games and Wild Card game for the Vikings, earned 8-regular season starts…Added 5.5 sacks in his second season as a Viking…Recorded 1st-career multi-sack game against NY Giants, 12/27/15…Recorded 47 total tackles (26 solo), 10 TFLs, and 50 QB hurries, the 2nd-most on the team.

2014 Had a breakout season as a reserve with the Vikings after signing as a free agent with the club during the 2014 offseason...Recorded 6.5 sacks in 16 appearances after entering the season with 5.0 sacks in 40 career games in his first three seasons...Played a key role in the transformation of the Vikings defense, the most improved defense in the NFL in 2014...Started the season with a a strip-sack and 2 tackles at St. Louis (9/7), giving Head Coach Mike Zimmer his first win...Notched a career-high 5 tackles in the Vikings victory vs. Carolina (11/30).

2013 Played in 12 games as Saints went 11-5 and earned Wild Card berth in the playoffs...Saw action in Wild Card Playoff win at Philadelphia (1/4/14) and Divisional Game loss to eventual Super Bowl champions Seattle (1/11/14)...Had season-high 4 tackles at Seattle (12/4)...Had a pair of games with a sack- at New England (10/13) and vs. Dallas (11/10)...Was inactive for final 2 regular season games and missed weeks 2 and 3 of the season with hamstring injury.

2012 Played in career-high 15 games...Had career-high 33 tackles during the season and 2.0 sacks...Had season-high 4 tackles vs. Carolina (12/30)...Notched sacks at Oakland (11/18) and at Dallas (12/23).

2011 Made debut on an NFL regular-season roster for Saints club that went 13-3 and advanced to the NFC Divisional Playoffs...Played in both New Orleans playoff games, a win over Detroit in Wild Card round and loss at San Francisco in Divisional Round...Posted 1st career sack when he caught Christian Ponder at Minnesota (12/18)...Had FF and set career-high with 4 tackles against his old Colts teammates vs. Indianapolis (10/23).

2010 Played for Calgary in CFL...Helped Stampeders go 13-5 in regular season before losing in West Final to Saskatchewan...Had 4.0 sacks and 39 tackles.

2009 Saw action in 6 games for Calgary in his CFL debut season, starting all 6 games...Notched 3.0 sacks and 13 tackles...Club advanced to West Final before losing to Saskatchewan.

2008 Played in the Arena Football League with Philadelphia Soul and Grand Rapids Rampage.

2007 Re-signed by Colts and allocated to NFL Europa’s Cologne Centurions...Notched 2.5 sacks...Returned to the States to go to training camp with Colts...Released on 8/28 in roster cutdown.

2006 Joined Colts as a rookie free agent on 5/9 and waived following preseason on 9/3...Was out of football for rest of 2006 season.

COLLEGE  Played final 2 seasons with 12 starts at Southern Miss after transferring from Gulf Coast JC...Notched 54 tackles as a senior.

PREP  Helped Moss Point (MS) High to Class 5A state title in 2000...Played football as a junior and senior.

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