PRO (82-33/4-4): Signed a one-year contract with the Steelers on May 17, 2016…signed a two-year contract with the Chargers as an unrestricted free agent (from Pittsburgh) on March 12, 2014…placed on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured List due to a wrist injury on October 15, 2013…re-signed a one-year contract with the Steelers on March 13, 2013…Waived/Injured by the Steelers due to a knee injury on August 13, 2012…signed his one-year restricted free agent tender on April 12, 2012…originally drafted by the Steelers in the seventh round (241st overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.
2015 (15-3) (SD): Played in 16 games with four starts, serving primarily as a blocker.
2014 (14-3) (SD): Saw action in 14 games with three starts, serving primarily as a blocker.
2013 (5-2) (PIT): Saw action in five games with two starts…recorded a career-long reception of 32 yards (9/22 vs. Chicago)…suffered a season-ending wrist injury 10/13 at N.Y. Jets, and he was placed on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured List on October 15.
2012 (0-0) (PIT): Suffered a season-ending knee injury during the first quarter of the first preseason game (8/9 at Philadelphia)…Waived/Injured by the Steelers on August 13, and he spent the 2012 season on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured List.
2011 (16-16/1-1) (PIT): Started all 16 contests during the regular season for the first time in his career…set single-season career highs in receptions (12), receiving yards (91) and receiving touchdowns (1, 10/9 vs. Tennessee)…also started the lone postseason contest.
2010 (16-5/3-3) (PIT): Played in all 16 games for the first time in his career, with five starts during the regular season…helped block for RB Rashard Mendenhall to gain a career-high 1,273 yards rushing with 13 rushing touchdowns during the regular season…started all three postseason games, paving the way for Steelers’ rushers to average 121.0 yards per game.
2009 (15-3): Played in 15 games with three starts as a rookie…recorded his first career reception 10/25 vs. Minnesota.
COLLEGE: Lettered all four seasons at Arkansas State (2005-08), where he played in 48 games…totaled 45 receptions for 760 yards with nine receiving touchdowns…earned Phil Steele’s Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt Conference honors in 2007 and 2008…graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy.
PERSONAL: Attended Pine Bluff High School (Pine Bluff, Ark.)...was a two-year letterman, and he was twice named all-conference...caught 20 passes with two receiving touchdowns as a senior, despite being used primarily as a blocker, as he earned all-state honors…also played baseball…son of Lois and David Johnson.