Travis Johnson (defensive end)

Travis Andre Johnson[1] (born April 26, 1982) is a former American football defensive end. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State.

Travis Johnson
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Johnson with the San Diego Chargers in August 2010
No. 75, 99, 96
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1982-04-26) April 26, 1982 (age 37)
Los Angeles, California
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:311 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:Notre Dame[1]
(Sherman Oaks, California)
College:Florida State
NFL Draft:2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:136
Sacks:3.0
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Interceptions:1
Player stats at NFL.com

He has also played for the San Diego Chargers.

High school careerEdit

Johnson was born Los Angeles, and raised in Oak Park/Agoura (which he moved to when he was in fifth grade), a suburban town about 30 miles north of Los Angeles. Johnson attended Oak Park High School his freshman year before transferring to Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. He earned Parade, PrepStar, Football News and USA Today All-America first-team honors as a senior. Johnson recorded 104 tackles, including 32 for loss, and 17 sacks as a senior for the Knights while also setting school records for career sacks (61), tackles for loss (77), forced fumbles (14), and blocked punts (five).

Before attending Notre Dame High School, Johnson played for his hometown of Oak Park, California for one year, playing junior varsity football and varsity basketball.

College careerEdit

He also played forward on the basketball team, and in track and field he competed in the shot put and the 100 meter dash. Johnson, a highly touted recruit coming out of high school, chose to attend Florida State University. He started all 12 games at left defensive tackle during his senior year and was an All-ACC first-team choice after recording 50 tackles with 2.5 sacks, 18 tackles for loss, and 12 quarterback pressures. As well as an AP All-American (third team).[2]

Professional careerEdit

Houston TexansEdit

Projected as a mid-first rounder by Sports Illustrated, Johnson was ranked as the best defensive tackle available in the 2005 NFL Draft.[3] Johnson was selected by the Houston Texans in the first round (16th overall). Johnson saw limited playing time due to injuries.

San Diego ChargersEdit

Johnson was traded to the San Diego Chargers on August 31, 2009 for a sixth round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

NFL statisticsEdit

Years Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG IR TD PD
2005 HOU 15 26 23 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 HOU 9 11 8 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2007 HOU 15 41 27 14 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
2008 HOU 15 28 22 6 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2009 SD 13 16 13 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010 SD 9 14 10 4 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 76 136 103 33 3.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 9

[4]

Key

  • GP: games played
  • COMB: combined tackles
  • TOTAL: total tackles
  • AST: assisted tackles
  • SACK: sacks
  • FF: forced fumbles
  • FR: fumble recoveries
  • FR YDS: fumble return yards
  • INT: interceptions
  • IR YDS: interception return yards
  • AVG IR: average interception return
  • LNG: longest interception return
  • TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
  • PD: passes defensed

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Travis Johnson Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "2004 AP All-America team". ESPN. December 13, 2004.
  3. ^ "SI.com - 2005 NFL Draft - Breakdown by Position - DT". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on January 19, 2013 – via sportsillustrated.cnn.com.
  4. ^ "Travis Johnson Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved August 27, 2014.

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