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American Football Database
Herman Johnson
Johnson in September 2009
No. --     Free Agent
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-01-29) January 29, 1985 (age 36)
Place of birth: Monroe, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Weight: 360 lb (163 kg)
Career information
College: Louisiana State
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 167
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2010
Games played     0
Games started     0
Fumble recoveries     0
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Herman Johnson (born January 29, 1985 in Olla, Louisiana) is an American football guard who is a free agent. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at LSU.

Johnson has also been a member of the Chicago Bears

Early years

At birth, Johnson weighed 15 pounds and 14 ounces, making him the largest baby ever born in the state of Louisiana.[1] After the reports of his record birth, Bill Arnsparger, LSU’s Head Football Coach, offered baby Herman a football scholarship in anticipation of his future size.

Johnson attended Denton High School in Denton, Texas. As a senior he allegedly did not allow an entire sack the whole season. He played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in 2003.

Considered a four-star recruit by, Johnson was listed as the No. 3 offensive tackle prospect in the nation.[2]

College career

Johnson played college football at Louisiana State University from 2004 to 2008. He finished his career starting 38 of 52 games for the Tigers and was a member of their 2007 national championship team.

Professional career

Arizona Cardinals

Johnson was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. According to The Sporting News, Johnson was regarded as "somewhat of a 'tweener because he is almost too tall to play guard in most teams' schemes, but at the same time he lacks the athleticism to play tackle effectively in the NFL."[3]

On September 3, 2010, Johnson was cut from the Arizona Cardinals in order to make the 53 man limit for the 2011 season. He was later placed on the team's practice squad.[4]

Chicago Bears

He signed a two-year deal with the Chicago Bears on December 7, 2010.[5] He was waived by Chicago on July 30, 2011.


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