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Austin Johnson

This article is about the New Orleans Saints fullback. For the Penn State defensive tackle, see Austin Johnson (defensive lineman).
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No. 35 New Orleans Saints
Position: Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-06-16) June 16, 1989 (age 31)
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Career information
High school: Hickory (NC)
College: Tennessee
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
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Roster status: Active
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Austin Johnson (born June 16, 1989) is an American football fullback who is currently a member of the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He played college football at the University of Tennessee and attended Hickory High School in Hickory, North Carolina.

Early years

Johnson participated in football and baseball for the Hickory High School Red Tornadoes. He was an all-state selection in 2006 and 2007.[1] He recorded 692 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns on 108 attempts his senior year. Johnson also recorded 35 receptions and 470 receiving yards.[1] He finished his high school career with 580 tackles.[2]

College career

Johnson played for the Tennessee Volunteers form 2008 to 2011. He was an Academic All-SEC selection in 2008, 2009, and 2010.[1]

Professional career

Baltimore Ravens

Johnson was signed by the Baltimore Ravens on April 29, 2012 after going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft.[3]

New Orleans Saints

Johnson signed with the New Orleans Saints on January 7, 2013. He was released by the Saints on August 31, 2013. He was signed to the Saints' practice squad on September 4, 2013.[3] He made his NFL debut on September 7, 2014 against the Atlanta Falcons.[4] Johnson suffered a knee injury in the Saints' Week 8 game against the Green Bay Packers; on November 4, 2014, the Saints placed him on the injured reserve list, ending his season.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Austin Johnson". Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ "AUSTIN JOHNSON". Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Austin Johnson". Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Austin Johnson". Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ Terrell, Katherine (November 4, 2014). "New Orleans Saints place fullback Austin Johnson on injured reserve". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved 2014-11-05. 

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