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Michael Johnson biography

Date of birth : 1984-05-09
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Austin, Texas, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-04
Credited as : Football player NFL , safety for the new york Giants, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Originally a 7th round (224th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2007

GIANTS NOTES


Johnson joined Aaron Ross, Steve Smith, Jay Alford, Zak DeOssie, Kevin Boss, Adam Koets and Ahmad Bradshaw as 2007 Giants draft choices who contributed in their rookie season.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


Johnson has played in 47 regular season games with 35 starts at safety and played in 5 postseason games with 1 start…Has recorded 193 career tackles (109 solo), 16 passes defensed, 3 interceptions, 2 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 forced fumble and 13 special teams tackles.

In 2009, played in 15 games with 14 starts – 8 at free safety and 6 at strong safety…Inactive due to groin injury vs. Dallas (12/6)…Contributed 79 tackles (51 solo), 1 interception, 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery and 3 special teams tackles…Had a team-high 8 tackles (3 solo) vs. Washington (9/13)…Sacked JaMarcus Russell for a 6-yard loss vs. Oakland (10/11)…Recovered a Tim Hightower fumble forced by Justin Tuck vs. Arizona (10/25)…Intercepted a Philip Rivers pass intended for Malcolm Floyd vs. San Diego (11/8).

In 2008, Johnson emerged as the Giants' free safety, starting all 16 regular season games and the NFC Divisional Playoff game vs. Philadelphia…Finished 2nd on the team with 77 tackles (43 solo), 2nd in interceptions with 2 and 3rd in passes defensed with 6…Posted a season-high 9 tackles at Washington (11/30)…Recorded his first 2 career interceptions vs. San Francisco (10/19), picking off J.T. O'Sullivan on consecutive possessions in the 2nd quarter (the 2nd in the end zone)…Picked up his 1st career sack when be dropped Tarvaris Jackson for a 13-yard loss in the 1st quarter at Minnesota (12/28/08).

As a rookie in 2007, played in all 16 regular season games with 5 starts (2 at strong safety, 3 at free safety) and played in all 4 postseason games…Johnson finished with 36 tackles (15 solo), 4 passes defensed, 1 forced fumble and 3 special teams tackles…In the postseason, he contributed 4 tackles (3 solo) and 3 passes defensed.

Made his NFL debut with a tackle and forced fumble at Dallas (9/9)…Started for the 1st time vs. Miami (in London on 10/28) and finished with 7 tackles (2 solo)…Started the 1st of 3 consecutive games at free safety at Chicago (12/2) and had 9 tackles (4 solo) and 1 pass defensed…Contributed 7 tackles (4 solo) and a pass defensed at Philadelphia (12/9) and 3 tackles (1 solo) and 2 passes defensed vs. Washington (12/16)…Started at strong safety at Buffalo (12/23) and had 1 solo tackle and 1 QB hit.
Played in some dime packages and on special teams in Super Bowl XXLII vs. New England (2/3)…Finished with 2 tackles (1 solo).

COLLEGE


Played in 21 games with 14 starts at Arizona after transferring from Tyler (Texas) Junior College…Was credited with 107 tackles (75 solo) and had 5 interceptions, 5.5 tackles for losses, a forced fumble and 2 fumble recoveries.

In 2006, started all 10 games in which he played at strong safety…Earned All-Pac 10 2nd-team honors and finished 5th on the team with 47 tackles (35 solo), including 1 stop for a 7-yard loss…Caused and recovered 1 fumble, deflected 4 passes and intercepted another…
Was a 1st-team NJCAA All-America selection at Tyler while playing cornerback and strong safety in 2004, when he had68 tackles with 6 sacks and an interception…Also earned All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference 1st-team and Defensive MVP honors.

OFF FIELD ACTIVITY


Attended the Champions for Children fundraiser gala benefitting the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation.
Joined then-champion Danny Clark as he hosted kids from Abbott House for a holiday shopping spree at Wal-Mart.
Attended the Giants Kickoff Luncheon benefitting St. Vincent's Medical Center.

PERSONAL


Communications major…Earned All-District XIV and Class 5A state honors, in addition to receiving a 4-star rating from Rivals.com, at Pflugerville (Texas) High School…Brother, Reggie Brown played linebacker at Texas A&M (1992-95) and also played for the Detroit Lions (1996-97)…Son of Elizabeth Brown of Round Rock, Texas, and Reggie Johnson of Austin, Texas…Born May 9, 1984 in Austin, Texas.

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