David Lane Johnson (born May 8, 1990) is an American football offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Oklahoma Sooners football team of the University of Oklahoma. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles with the fourth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Johnson was born in Groveton, Texas, and attended Groveton High School.
Johnson attended Kilgore College, a junior college in east Texas, and played quarterback and tight end for the Kilgore Rangers football team. After his freshman year, he transferred to the University of Oklahoma, where he played for the Oklahoma Sooners football team from 2009 to 2012. After redshirting in 2009, he played as a tight end and a defensive end in 2010. In 2011 he switched to offensive tackle and started 12 of 13 games at right tackle. As a senior in 2012, he switched to left tackle and started 11 of 13 games and was named a third team All-American by CBSSports.com.
2013 NFL DraftEdit
The Philadelphia Eagles selected Johnson in the first round, with the fourth overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft.
On July 20, 2013, Lane Johnson signed a four-year contract, worth $19.853 million.