Dorian Johnson
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Dorian Johnson as a Belle Vernon Area Leopard
Free agent
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)
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

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.
  2. "Dorian Johnson commits to Pitt". ESPN. November 18, 2012.
  3. Urban, Darren (April 29, 2017). "Dorian Johnson Cardinals' Pick In Fourth".
  4. "Dorian Johnson Contract Details, Salary Cap Charges, Bonus Money, and Contract History | Over The Cap" (in en-US). Over the Cap.
  5. "Dorian Johnson Signs Contract With Arizona Cardinals" (in en-US). Raising Zona. May 19, 2017.
  6. Urban, Darren (September 2, 2017). "Cardinals Make Moves To Reach 53-Man Roster". Archived from the original on September 3, 2017.
  7. Urban, Darren (September 3, 2017). "Dorian Johnson Among Practice Squad Picks".
  8. "TRANSACTIONS: Texans add three to active roster". October 11, 2017.
  9. Williams, Charean (November 3, 2017). "Texans waive Dorian Johnson".
  10. "TRANSACTIONS: Chunky Clements to the active roster". November 8, 2017.
  11. Strickland, Bryan (January 2, 2018). "TE Manhertz placed on IR; OT Clausell promoted".
  12. Strickland, Bryan (January 8, 2018). "Notes: Jonathan Stewart among vets vested in returning".
  13. Voth, Bill (September 1, 2018). "Panthers trim roster to 53".
  14. Voth, Bill (September 2, 2018). "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".
  16. "Panthers sign guard and kicker". August 1, 2019.

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