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Tom Johnson
DT #92
Height:
6-3
Weight:
288
Age:
33
College:
Southern Mississippi
Hometown:
Moss Point, MS
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
5
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 135 88 47 19.0 0 2 1 4 -- 4 0 2 0
2017 MIN 3 3 5 3 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 MIN 14 0 17 11 6 2.0 -- 1 1 4 4 4 0 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 NO W 29-19 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @PIT L 9-26 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 TB W 34-17 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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BIOGRAPHY

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

• Since joining the Vikings in 2014, Johnson leads all non-starting DTs in sacks with 11.5, 6.0 more than the next player (Jordan Hill, Sea, 5.5)

• Ranked 5th among NFC DTs with 6.5 sacks in 2014, his career high in sacks.

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...Has a daughter, Autumn Celeste Johnson...Father works as an electrician in the local shipyards in Mississippi.

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

• Since joining the Vikings in 2014, Johnson leads all non-starting DTs in sacks with 11.5, 6.0 more than the next player (Jordan Hill, Sea, 5.5)

• Ranked 5th among NFC DTs with 6.5 sacks in 2014, his career high in sacks.

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...Has a daughter, Autumn Celeste Johnson...Father works as an electrician in the local shipyards in Mississippi.

PRO Ranks 11th among NFL interior linemen since 2014 with 14.0 sacks, the highest total by an undrafted DT in that span...Played in 5th career playoff game when Vikings hosted Seattle in Wild Card matchup (1/10/16)...Has found a home on the Vikings line, notching best 2 seasons (2014-15) of his career in Minnesota...Re-signed with the Vikings during the 2015 offseason...Signed with the Vikings as a free agent in 2014 and had a career year, recording 6.5 sacks after entering the season with 5.0 sacks in 40 previous career games...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...Originally entered NFL as a rookie free agent with Indianapolis in 2006 but did not see action in an NFL regular season game until 2011.

2016 Totaled 26 tackles (16 solo), 6 TFL, 2.0 sacks, 51 QBHs, 1 INT and 1 PD for the NFL’s 3rd-ranked defense (314.9 ypg) before being placed on injured reserve (12/20) before being injured in game against the Colts...Tallied 2 tackles (1 solo) and 3 QBHs vs. Indianapolis (12/18)...Registered 3 tackles (2 solo), 1 TFL and 7 QBHs at Jacksonville (12/11)...Recorded 2 tackles (1 solo) and 2 QBHs vs. Dallas (12/1)...Notched 1 solo stop, dropping Cardinals RB David Johnson for a 1-yard loss, and 2 QBHs vs. Arizona (11/20)...Totaled 5 tackles (2 solo) and 4 QBHs at Washington (11/13)...Subbed at DT vs. Detroit (11/6) and at Chicago (10/31)...Notched 1 tackle and 2 QBHs at Philadelphia (10/23)...Tallied 2 solo tackles, 1.0 sack, 1 TFL and a career-high-tying 10 QBHs vs. Houston (10/9)...Recorded 2 tackles, 1 TFL and 1 QBH vs. NY Giants (10/3)...Posted 3 tackles (all solo) and his 1st career INT, becoming the 11th Vikings DT to notch a pick and the 1st since Kevin Williams (9/15/13 at Chi.), at Carolina (9/25)...Compiled 5 tackles (2 solo), including 2 TFL and 1.0  sack, and 7 QBHs vs. Green Bay (9/18)...Registered 3 QBHs at Tennessee (9/11).

2015 Started a career-high 8 games and played in all 16 along with Wild Card Playoff game...Helped Vikings claim NFC North title, winning the crown in the regular-season finale at Green Bay (1/3/16), snapping the Packers 4-year streak...Notched 5.5 sacks, trailing his career-high 6.5 set in his 2014 Vikings debut...Started 8 games at DT when Sharrif Floyd would shift to NT in place of injured Linval Joseph...Posted 1st career multi-sack game vs. NY Giants (12/27) when he caught Eli Manning twice...Had career-high 7 tackles vs. St. Louis (11/8), helping hold rookie standout Todd Gurley in check during Vikings OT victory.

2014 Had a breakout season as a reserve with the Vikings after signing as a free agent with the club during the 2014 offseason...Had streak of 4 straight weeks with at least 0.5 sack in a game - vs. Detroit (10/12), at Buffalo (10/19), at Tampa Bay (10/26) and vs. Washington (11/2)...Ranked 5th in NFC for sacks by a DT with 6.5...Started 1st career game against his old teammates at New Orleans (9/21) and later started at Detroit (12/14)...Recorded 6.5 sacks in 16 appearances after entering the season with 5.0 sacks in 40 career games in his 1st 3 seasons...Played a key role in the Vikings defensive transformation, the most improved defense in the NFL in 2014...Started the season with a strip-sack and 2 tackles in opener at St. Louis (9/7)...Notched career-high 5 tackles  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).

2012 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).

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 Allocated by Colts to NFL Europa’s Cologne Centurions...Notched 2.5 sacks...Returned to the United 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 CC...Named 2nd-Team All-Conference USA as a senior at Southern Miss...Helped Golden Eagles to consecutive 7-5 seasons in 2004 and 2005, capping each season with victory in New Orleans Bowl, over North Texas and Arkansas State respectively...In 1st career game with Southern Miss, helped upset Nebraska in Lincoln 21-17 in 2004 season opener...Notched 54 tackles as a senior...Earned 2nd-Team NJCAA All-America honors in 2003 at Gulf Coast CC and was team’s Defensive Line MVP both seasons

PREP  Helped Moss Point (MS) High to Class 5A state title in 2000...Played football as a junior and senior, earning All-State and All-Coast honors as a senior...Invited to play in Mississippi state all-star game...Did not play football until junior year.