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Will Johnson
FB #46
Height:
6-2
Weight:
240
College:
West Virginia
Hometown:
Dayton, OH
Experience:
4
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 63 8 0.1 14 1.8 0.2 1 6 1 12.5 0 0 0
2015 PIT 16 4 0.3 7 1.8 0.4 1 6 1 25 0 0 0
2014 PIT 16 2 0.1 0 -- 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2013 PIT 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 PIT 16 2 0.1 7 3.5 0.4 0 5 0 -- 0 0 0
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 63 31 235 7.6 3.7 26 2 2 0 14 0
2015 PIT 16 2 16 8 1 11 0 0 0 1 0
2014 PIT 16 6 41 6.8 2.6 18 0 0 0 3 0
2013 PIT 15 8 41 5.1 2.7 9 1 0 0 2 0
2012 PIT 16 15 137 9.1 8.6 26 1 2 0 8 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 63 15 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2015 PIT 16 4 3 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 PIT 16 4 3 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 PIT 15 7 6 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 PIT 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 63 1 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0
2015 PIT 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 PIT 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 PIT 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 PIT 16 1 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0

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Biography

PRO (63-21/2-1): Will Johnson signed his one-year restricted free agent tender on April 20, 2015…originally signed to the Steelers’ offseason roster on March 21, 2012.

2015 (16-4/1-0): Will Johnson has played in 47 straight regular-season games, the third-longest active streak among NFL fullbacks…recorded four special teams tackles (two, 10/18 vs. Arizona, and one, 11/1 vs. Cincinnati and 1/3 at Cleveland).

  • 9/10 at New England: Scored the team’s first touchdown on a one-yard run…marked his first career rushing touchdown and third career overall touchdown.
  • 11/29 at Seattle: Tied his single-game career-high with two receptions.
  • 12/6 vs. Indianapolis: Caught a two-point conversion from QB Ben Roethlisberger.
  • AFC Wild Card Game 1/9 at Cincinnati: Left the game in the first quarter due to a left hamstring injury and did not return.
  • AFC Divisional Playoff 1/17 at Denver: Inactive due to a hamstring injury.     

PRO (63-21/2-1): Will Johnson signed his one-year restricted free agent tender on April 20, 2015…originally signed to the Steelers’ offseason roster on March 21, 2012.

2015 (16-4/1-0): Will Johnson has played in 47 straight regular-season games, the third-longest active streak among NFL fullbacks…recorded four special teams tackles (two, 10/18 vs. Arizona, and one, 11/1 vs. Cincinnati and 1/3 at Cleveland).

  • 9/10 at New England: Scored the team’s first touchdown on a one-yard run…marked his first career rushing touchdown and third career overall touchdown.
  • 11/29 at Seattle: Tied his single-game career-high with two receptions.
  • 12/6 vs. Indianapolis: Caught a two-point conversion from QB Ben Roethlisberger.
  • AFC Wild Card Game 1/9 at Cincinnati: Left the game in the first quarter due to a left hamstring injury and did not return.
  • AFC Divisional Playoff 1/17 at Denver: Inactive due to a hamstring injury.     

2014 (16-5/1-1): Will Johnson saw action at FB and on special teams in all 16 games with five starts during the regular season…made his postseason debut, starting at FB, in the AFC Wild Card Game vs. Baltimore…recorded four special teams tackles (one, 10/5 at Jacksonville, 10/26 vs. Indianapolis, 11/17 at Tennessee and 11/30 vs. New Orleans).

  • 10/5 at Jacksonville: Recorded his first reception of the season for 12 yards.
  • 10/26 vs. Indianapolis: Totaled season-highs in receptions (2), receiving yards (22) and receiving long (18).
  • 11/2 vs. Baltimore: Played in his 40th career game.

2013 (15-5): Will Johnson saw action in 15 games, making five starts…dressed but did not play 9/8 vs. Tennessee…recorded eight receptions for 41 yards with one receiving touchdown…totaled the first seven special teams tackles of his career (one, 9/16 at Cincinnati, 10/13 at N.Y. Jets, 10/20 vs. Baltimore, 11/10 vs. Buffalo, 11/24 at Cleveland, 12/8 vs. Miami and 12/22 at Green Bay).   

  • 9/22 vs. Chicago: Made his first start of the season at FB.
  • 10/13 at N.Y. Jets: Caught a season-high two passes, which tied his career high.
  • 10/20 vs. Baltimore: Helped block for Steelers’ rushers to gain a season-high 141 yards on the ground.
  • 11/17 vs. Detroit: Registered a one-yard touchdown reception to give the Steelers a 30-27 lead late in the fourth quarter…marked his second career receiving touchdown.
  • 11/24 at Cleveland: Recorded a season-long nine-yard reception.
  • 12/8 vs. Miami: Tied his season-long with a nine-yard reception.
  • 12/22 at Green Bay: Converted a fourth-and-one with a six-yard reception.
  • 12/29 vs. Cleveland: Tied his season-long with a nine-yard reception.    

2012 (16-7): Will Johnson appeared in all 16 games, starting seven at FB in his first NFL season…finished with 15 receptions for 137 yards and a touchdown…also rushed twice for seven yards.

  • 9/9 at Denver:  Started at FB in his first career contest…hauled in his first career reception (12 yards).
  • 9/16 vs. N.Y. Jets: Registered a career-long 26-yard reception on the Steelers’ first drive of the game, which resulted in a field goal.
  • 10/21 at Cincinnati: Recorded his first career rush for five yards…helped block for Steelers’ rushers to gain a season-high 167 yards on the ground.
  • 10/28 vs. Washington: Registered his first career touchdown, catching a one-yard pass from QB Ben Roethlisberger in the third quarter.
  • 11/4 at N.Y. Giants: Helped pave the way for RB Isaac Redman to record his first career 100-yard rushing game (147 yards) in the regular season.
  • 12/2 at Baltimore: Tied a career high with two receptions.
  • 12/16 at Dallas: Matched a career high with two receptions and recorded a career-high 34 receiving yards.
  • 12/30 vs. Cleveland: Tied his career high with two receptions.

2011 (0-0/0-0): Was not on an NFL roster.

COLLEGE: Will Johnson saw action in 45 games at West Virginia…had 25 receptions for 249 yards and four touchdowns…majored in multidisciplinary studies. 2010: Saw action in all 13 games…tied a career-high with nine receptions…set career-highs in receiving yards (107) and receiving touchdowns (2). 2009: Saw action in all 13 games…had six receptions for 78 yards and one touchdown…had a career-high 42 yards receiving against Syracuse on 11/10. 2008: Saw action in nine games…had nine receptions for 64 yards and one touchdown. 2007: Saw action in 10 games as a true freshman…had one reception.

PERSONAL: Will Johnson played running back and defensive back at Centerville High School (Dayton, Ohio)…earned all-district and All-Greater Western Ohio Conference linebacker honors, honorable-mention all-state honors, named team MVP and won the Sonny Unger Award in 2006...as a senior, he helped lead Centerville to an 8-2 overall record and the GWOC Conference Championship…Big 33 game participant...as a junior, he helped lead Centerville to a 10-2 record, a second-place finish in the Greater Western Ohio – East League and advance to the first round of the state playoffs…a regional track qualifier in the 100-meter, and district and regional champ on the 4x400 meter relay...also lettered in basketball…son of Mike and Wilma Gilmore…Full name: Will Johnson.

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