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Ed Johnson biography

Date of birth : 1983-12-18
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Detroit, Michigan
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-17
Credited as : Football player NFL, defensive tackle for the Panthers, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Ed Johnson is an American football defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.

Signed as a free agent by Carolina (2/17/10)...Waived by Indianapolis (10/13/09)...Reinstated to roster by NFL (9/14/09)...Suspended for violation of league's substance abuse policy by NFL (9/5/09)...Signed as a free agent by Indianapolis (5/5/09)...Waived by Indianapolis (9/11/08)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Indianapolis (5/7/07).

Started four games for Indianapolis before being waived (10/13)...Posted 11 tackles...Suspended for the first game of the season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Started the regular-season opener for Indianapolis versus Chicago (9/7) before being waived (9/11)...Collected 10 tackles.

Started all 16 games for Indianapolis...Led the defensive line with 63 tackles in addition to registering one sack and one forced fumble...Contributed to defense that ranked first in the NFL in scoring defense, allowing 262 points, and finished third in total defense, surrendering 279.7 yards per game...Originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Colts (5/7)...POSTSEASON: Started AFC Divisional Playoff versus San Diego (1/13)...Made a team-high nine tackles to go along with one pass defensed...HONORS: Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie...At Jacksonville (10/22): Victimized Jaguars quarterback David Garrard for first career sack, dropping him for a six-yard loss...Vs. Tennessee (12/30): Forced a fumble by running back Chris Brown at the Colts seven-yard line to end a Titans scoring threat.

Played in 34 games with 18 starts at Penn State...Totaled 80 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, five sacks and two forced fumbles...2006 (Sr.): Started 12 games...Recorded 33 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, five sacks and one forced fumble...2005 (Jr.): Suspended and did not play...2004 (So.): Played in 10 games with three starts...Posted 21 tackles and four tackles for loss...2003 (Fr.): Played in 12 games with three starts...Notched 26 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one forced fumble...2002: Redshirted as a true freshman.

Attended Crockett Technical HS in Detroit, Mich....Graduated from Penn State with a degree in labor and industrial relations. Full name: Edward Andre Johnson.

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