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Antonio Johnson
DT #90
Height:
6-3
Weight:
328
College:
Mississippi State
Experience:
8

Biography

 
PRO:  Antonio Johnson returned to Tennessee during the 2013 offseason  to help provide a run-stuffing presence in the middle of the Titans’ defensive line.  The 6-foot-3-inch, 328-pounder is a strong and agile lineman in 3-4 and 4-3 schemes.  After the Titans selected him in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft from Mississippi State, he spent five seasons as a member of the Indianapolis Colts franchise.  The Colts signed him to their active roster from the Titans practice squad midway through the 2008 campaign.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2013, Johnson returned to the Titans and played in all 16 games for the second time in his career.  He set a career high with three sacks and also totaled 35 tackles.
•    In 2012, Johnson manned the middle of the Colts 3-4 defense and compiled 30 tackles.
•    In 2011, Johnson saw action in 16 games with 12 starts and totaled 20 tackles and two passes defensed.
•    In 2009, Johnson helped the Indianapolis Colts reach the Super Bowl by collecting a career-high 57 tackles, a sack and two quarterback pressures.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•     Johnson faced a difficult decision entering his senior year in high school because his football eligibility was exhausted. Instead of staying in school, Johnson and his parents decided the best thing for him to do was drop out of high school and obtain his GED. After gaining his GED Johnson enrolled at Mississippi Delta Community College to play football and improved his grades before eventually transferring to Mississippi State. Johnson is only nine hours short from receiving his degree in teaching and coaching and promises to his family that he will finish.
•     Raised in Leland, Miss., (population of 5,500) Johnson is a down to earth person that leans on his work ethic and humble beginnings. Johnson has attended Beautuh Grove Baptist Church in Leland his entire life.
•     Johnson was given the nickname “Mook” by his mother because that was the only name that he would warmly acknowledge as a baby.
•     Johnson has a tattoo honoring his late grandmother, Ruby Lee Wright, on his inner left arm.  He also has a tattoo of his late grandmother, Myrtle P. Johnson on his inner right arm.  Their legacies serve as inspiration for him to excel on the football field.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Leland, Miss., native was originally selected by the Titans in the fifth round (152nd overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft.
•    Released by the Titans on Aug. 30, 2008 and signed to the team’s practice squad a day later.
•    Signed by the Indianapolis Colts to their 53-man roster from the Titans’ practice squad on Nov. 4, 2008.
•    Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on May 13, 2013.

COLLEGE:
•    Attended Mississippi State and played in 23 games with five starts and registered 36 tackles, 2.5 sacks, seven tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries.
•    Coming out of high school, Johnson went to Mississippi Delta Community College for two years where he was an honorable mention All-America selection as a sophomore before transferring to Mississippi State.
•     Was named the Most Improved Defensive Player for the Bulldogs during the spring practices leading up to his senior season. As a senior, played in all 12 contests posting five starts at nose guard and recorded career-highs in tackles (21), tackles for loss (4) and fumble recoveries (2). Also posted one blocked kick.
•     As a junior, played in 11 games in a reserve role and tallied 15 tackles, three tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.
•     As a sophomore at Mississippi Delta Community College, named honorable mention All-America prior to season by J.C. Grid-Wire Magazine and ranked No. 24 on Jackson Clarion-Ledger list of the top junior college prospects in state of Mississippi. Posted 20 tackles, five quarterback pressures and three forced fumbles.
•     Majored in teaching and coaching at Mississippi State.

PERSONAL:  
•    Married to Ebony.  The couple has two daughters, Mahogany and Malia, and split time between Nashville and Leland, Miss.
•    Attended Leland (Miss.) High School and played football for two years,  sophomore and junior years.  Played fullback, linebacker, defensive end and defensive tackle.
•     Also played baseball and basketball in high school.
•     List of favorites: (movie) “Boyz n the Hood”; (TV show) “The Jamie Foxx Show”; (actor) Samuel L. Jackson; (actress) Halle Berry; (music artist Avant; (vacation getaway) Florida; and (food) chicken.
•     Born Antonio Rico Johnson on Dec. 8, 1984 in Greenville, Miss.
 
PRO:  Antonio Johnson returned to Tennessee during the 2013 offseason  to help provide a run-stuffing presence in the middle of the Titans’ defensive line.  The 6-foot-3-inch, 328-pounder is a strong and agile lineman in 3-4 and 4-3 schemes.  After the Titans selected him in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft from Mississippi State, he spent five seasons as a member of the Indianapolis Colts franchise.  The Colts signed him to their active roster from the Titans practice squad midway through the 2008 campaign.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2013, Johnson returned to the Titans and played in all 16 games for the second time in his career.  He set a career high with three sacks and also totaled 35 tackles.
•    In 2012, Johnson manned the middle of the Colts 3-4 defense and compiled 30 tackles.
•    In 2011, Johnson saw action in 16 games with 12 starts and totaled 20 tackles and two passes defensed.
•    In 2009, Johnson helped the Indianapolis Colts reach the Super Bowl by collecting a career-high 57 tackles, a sack and two quarterback pressures.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•     Johnson faced a difficult decision entering his senior year in high school because his football eligibility was exhausted. Instead of staying in school, Johnson and his parents decided the best thing for him to do was drop out of high school and obtain his GED. After gaining his GED Johnson enrolled at Mississippi Delta Community College to play football and improved his grades before eventually transferring to Mississippi State. Johnson is only nine hours short from receiving his degree in teaching and coaching and promises to his family that he will finish.
•     Raised in Leland, Miss., (population of 5,500) Johnson is a down to earth person that leans on his work ethic and humble beginnings. Johnson has attended Beautuh Grove Baptist Church in Leland his entire life.
•     Johnson was given the nickname “Mook” by his mother because that was the only name that he would warmly acknowledge as a baby.
•     Johnson has a tattoo honoring his late grandmother, Ruby Lee Wright, on his inner left arm.  He also has a tattoo of his late grandmother, Myrtle P. Johnson on his inner right arm.  Their legacies serve as inspiration for him to excel on the football field.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Leland, Miss., native was originally selected by the Titans in the fifth round (152nd overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft.
•    Released by the Titans on Aug. 30, 2008 and signed to the team’s practice squad a day later.
•    Signed by the Indianapolis Colts to their 53-man roster from the Titans’ practice squad on Nov. 4, 2008.
•    Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on May 13, 2013.

COLLEGE:
•    Attended Mississippi State and played in 23 games with five starts and registered 36 tackles, 2.5 sacks, seven tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries.
•    Coming out of high school, Johnson went to Mississippi Delta Community College for two years where he was an honorable mention All-America selection as a sophomore before transferring to Mississippi State.
•     Was named the Most Improved Defensive Player for the Bulldogs during the spring practices leading up to his senior season. As a senior, played in all 12 contests posting five starts at nose guard and recorded career-highs in tackles (21), tackles for loss (4) and fumble recoveries (2). Also posted one blocked kick.
•     As a junior, played in 11 games in a reserve role and tallied 15 tackles, three tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.
•     As a sophomore at Mississippi Delta Community College, named honorable mention All-America prior to season by J.C. Grid-Wire Magazine and ranked No. 24 on Jackson Clarion-Ledger list of the top junior college prospects in state of Mississippi. Posted 20 tackles, five quarterback pressures and three forced fumbles.
•     Majored in teaching and coaching at Mississippi State.

PERSONAL:  
•    Married to Ebony.  The couple has two daughters, Mahogany and Malia, and split time between Nashville and Leland, Miss.
•    Attended Leland (Miss.) High School and played football for two years,  sophomore and junior years.  Played fullback, linebacker, defensive end and defensive tackle.
•     Also played baseball and basketball in high school.
•     List of favorites: (movie) “Boyz n the Hood”; (TV show) “The Jamie Foxx Show”; (actor) Samuel L. Jackson; (actress) Halle Berry; (music artist Avant; (vacation getaway) Florida; and (food) chicken.
•     Born Antonio Rico Johnson on Dec. 8, 1984 in Greenville, Miss.
 
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 83 143 98 45 4.5 0 3 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 TEN 16 22 15 7 3 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2012 IND 14 26 19 7 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 IND 16 22 10 12 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2010 IND 14 26 20 6 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 IND 15 34 23 11 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 IND 8 13 11 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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