Ron Johnson was a three-time All-PSAC Western Division selection at Shippensburg University from 1999 to 2002. He finished his career with 158 total tackles, including 35 for loss and 18 sacks while earning All-PSAC Western Division First Team honors as a senior in 2002. He was also named All-PSAC Western Division Second Team in 1999 and 2000. Johnson's 18.0 career sacks still rank fifth in school history. He spent part of one season with the Philadelphia Eagles, appearing in three games. In late-2006 he signed with the Arena Football League's Philadelphia Soul. In September 2005, Ron was the first overall draft pick in the NFL Europe Free Agent Draft by the Hamburg Sea Devils but did not to play in NFLE.