Dorian Johnson
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Dorian Johnson as a Belle Vernon Area Leopard
Free agent
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (1994-10-21) October 21, 1994 (age 26)
Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Belle Vernon Area
(Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania)
College:Pittsburgh
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 4 / Pick: 115
Career history
* Arizona Cardinals ( 2017)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
* First Team All-American (2016)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Dorian Leon Johnson (born October 21, 1994) is an American football guard who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Pittsburgh.

High school career[edit | edit source]

A native of Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, Johnson attended Belle Vernon Area High School where he was a four-year varsity player and three-year starter on both the offensive and defensive line. In his junior and senior year he earned consecutive first team All-Big Nine Conference honors.

Regarded as a four-star recruit by ESPN, Johnson was ranked as the No. 2 offensive tackle behind Laremy Tunsil.[1] With offers from many college football programs, Johnson committed to his home-town Pittsburgh Panthers.[2]

College career[edit | edit source]

Johnson was a four-year starter at Pittsburgh. Dorian Johnson earned First Team All American and First Team All-ACC in 2016.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Arizona Cardinals[edit | edit source]

Johnson was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round, 115th overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft.[3] He signed a 4-year deal with a $656,388 signing bonus on May 19, 2017.[4][5] On September 2, 2017, he was waived by the Cardinals and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[6][7]

Houston Texans[edit | edit source]

On October 11, 2017, Johnson was signed by the Houston Texans off the Cardinals' practice squad.[8] He was waived by the Texans on November 3, 2017 when the Texans brought in a quarterback after an injury to Deshaun Watson and was re-signed to the practice squad.[9][10] He was granted release on December 27, 2017 for a family emergency.

Carolina Panthers[edit | edit source]

On January 2, 2018, Johnson was signed to the Carolina Panthers' practice squad.[11] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Panthers on January 8, 2018.[12]

On September 1, 2018, Johnson was waived by the Panthers and signed to practice squad the following day.[13][14] He was promoted to the active roster on December 28, 2018.[15]

On August 1, 2019, Johnson was waived/injured by the Panthers and placed on injured reserve.[16] He was released on August 20.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "2013 ESPN Top Offensive tackles". ESPN. http://www.espn.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/playerrankings/_/position/offensive-tackle/class/2013/view/position.
  2. "Dorian Johnson commits to Pitt". ESPN. November 18, 2012. http://www.espn.com/college-sports/recruiting/football/story/_/id/8650283/dorian-johnson-commits-pitt-panthers.
  3. Urban, Darren (April 29, 2017). "Dorian Johnson Cardinals' Pick In Fourth". http://www.azcardinals.com/news-and-events/article-2/Dorian-Johnson-Cardinals-Pick-In-Fourth/16dde607-2e71-4c8f-987d-42d4138ca021.
  4. Overthecap.com. "Dorian Johnson Contract Details, Salary Cap Charges, Bonus Money, and Contract History | Over The Cap" (in en-US). Over the Cap. https://overthecap.com/player/dorian-johnson/5701.
  5. "Dorian Johnson Signs Contract With Arizona Cardinals" (in en-US). Raising Zona. May 19, 2017. https://raisingzona.com/2017/05/19/dorian-johnson-signs-contract-arizona-cardinals/.
  6. Urban, Darren (September 2, 2017). "Cardinals Make Moves To Reach 53-Man Roster". Archived from the original on September 3, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170903022302/https://www.azcardinals.com/news-and-events/article-2/Cardinals-Make-Moves-To-Reach-53-Man-Roster/c2904f51-70b9-4e22-b995-854e40074123.
  7. Urban, Darren (September 3, 2017). "Dorian Johnson Among Practice Squad Picks". http://www.azcardinals.com/news-and-events/article-2/Dorian-Johnson-Among-Practice-Squad-Picks/02944b12-7170-47cc-882f-edfaf2c0bbea.
  8. "TRANSACTIONS: Texans add three to active roster". October 11, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171013194415/http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/TRANSACTIONS-Texans-add-three-to-active-roster/68d0ee9c-57a3-4812-89d3-0375dda7d3aa.
  9. Williams, Charean (November 3, 2017). "Texans waive Dorian Johnson". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/11/03/texans-waive-dorian-johnson/.
  10. "TRANSACTIONS: Chunky Clements to the active roster". November 8, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171213175847/http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/TRANSACTIONS-Texans-sign-Chunky-Clements/c9ea14fd-958a-4b1a-826d-e010a7051b4c.
  11. Strickland, Bryan (January 2, 2018). "TE Manhertz placed on IR; OT Clausell promoted". https://web.archive.org/web/20180309095452/http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/TE-Manhertz-placed-on-IR-OT-Clausell-promoted/56a57705-466c-4b61-bc6a-b13c8992207f.
  12. Strickland, Bryan (January 8, 2018). "Notes: Jonathan Stewart among vets vested in returning". http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Notes-Jonathan-Stewart-among-vets-vested-in-returning/a185b3f6-4d3e-4ecc-8c97-39bf67b4fe59.
  13. Voth, Bill (September 1, 2018). "Panthers trim roster to 53". https://www.panthers.com/news/panthers-trim-roster-to-53.
  14. Voth, Bill (September 2, 2018). "Frazier, Allen among 10 signed to practice squad". https://www.panthers.com/news/frazier-allen-among-10-signed-to-practice-squad.
  15. Strickland, Bryan (December 28, 2018). "Dorian Johnson added to 53-man roster; Kenjon Barner to IR". https://www.panthers.com/news/dorian-johnson-added-to-53-man-roster-kenjon-barner-to-ir.
  16. "Panthers sign guard and kicker". August 1, 2019. https://www.panthers.com/news/panthers-sign-guard-and-kicker-rishard-cook-joey-slye.

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