Overview
Quinn Johnson is a fullback for the Green Bay Packers, who selected him with the 145th pick in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Johnson played four seasons for the LSU Tigers. Johnson is 6-feet, 1-inch tall and weighs 262 pounds.
Prep Career
As West St. John High School in Edgard, LA, Johnson was star linebacker and fullback. After committing to LSU prior to his senior season, he helped lead West St. John to a 14-1 record and the 2A state championship. Most schools, including LSU, recruited Johnson as a linebacker. Oklahoma State, then coached by Les Miles, wanted him to play fullback.
College Career
Johnson redshirted the 2004 season, then played one game at linebacker in 2005, recording a single tackle against Mississippi State. Johnson was moved to fullback for the 2006 season, where he played for his final three seasons with the Tigers. Over his sophomore and junior seasons, Johnson rarely touched the ball, carrying it just twice while catching just three passes. He did lead the way for LSU to rush for more than 5,000 yards in that two-season span. As a senior, Johnson had a career-high 14 rushing attempts for 28 yards and scored three touchdowns in short-yardage situations. Johnson scored a pair of touchdowns in LSU's 40-31 victory over Troy. He also led the way for LSU to rush for more than 2,100 yards as a team, the Tigers' third straight season over 2,000 yards. After the 2008 season, Johnson was invited to participate at the 2009 Senior Bowl.
NFL Career
Quinn Johnson was selected in the fifth round (145th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. Before the 2009 season, Johnson signed a contract with Green Bay. Terms were not disclosed.
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