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Wesley Johnson
OL #67
Height:
6-5
Weight:
297
Age:
23
College:
Vanderbilt
Hometown:
Nashville, TN
Experience:
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Biography

PRO (0-0/0-0): Drafted by the Steelers with the team’s second fifth-round selection (173rd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE CAREER NOTES
Wesley Johnson started all 51 games he played in at Vanderbilt, including a total of 39 at left tackle, three at right tackle, two at left guard and seven at center…His 51 starting assignments established a school career-record…Registered 252 key blocks/knockdowns and was credited with fifty touchdown-resulting blocks…Also produced 172 blocks that led directly to Commodore first downs.

PRO (0-0/0-0): Drafted by the Steelers with the team’s second fifth-round selection (173rd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE: Started all 51 games he played, including a total of 39 at left tackle, three at right tackle, two at left guard and seven at center…his 51 starting assignments established a school career-record…registered 252 key blocks/knockdowns and was credited with fifty touchdown-resulting blocks…also produced 172 blocks that led directly to first downs…a two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient…majored in history. 2013: Received All-SEC first-team honors from The NFL Draft Report and the league’s coaches, adding second-team accolades from the Associated Press…named to the watch lists for the Rotary Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy…started all 13 games at left offensive tackle, delivering a team-high 88 key blocks/ knockdowns (61), as he produced a school record 22 touchdown-resulting blocks for a team that found the end zone 34 times on the ground…helped the offense generate 4,765 yards and score 391 points…garnered SEC Jacobs Blocking Trophy consideration...played nearly every offensive snap (880) as a senior...named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for a team-record fourth occasion after effort in victory over nationally ranked Georgia that included four blocks that led directly to touchdowns…charged with just one of the 33 sacks given up by the front wall. 2012: Received All-SEC honorable mention from the Associated Press and was on the Outland Trophy Watch List…opened the season starting at left tackle, but closed out his junior campaign with three starting assignment on the right side…was the team’s top lineman with 79 key blocks/knockdowns and 13 touchdown-resulting blocks, as he guided a young offense amassed 4,936 yards (379.69 ypg)…helped pave the way for a rushing attack that averaged 166.0 yards per game and a passing attack that averaged 214.0 yards per game...recognized as the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance in shutout win at Kentucky, in which he and the offensive line paved the way for 227 yards on the ground and 220 yards through the air. 2011: Earned the Anchor Award as the team's Offensive Lineman of the Year...started all 13 games, but rarely settled in at one position, playing left tackle, left guard and center…his ability to play every position was crucial to team's success culminating in the Liberty Bowl appearance, only the fifth time in the school’s history that they appeared in a postseason contest...played virtually every offensive snap for the Commodores for a second consecutive season...a key member of the offensive turnaround that had the Commodores scoring 10 points more points per game than previous year...captured SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors for the second time in his career for his performance in a victory over Ole Miss...helped pave the way for junior running back Zac Stacy to set single season school records with 1,193 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns. 2010: Put together a solid first college season at left tackle, earning All-SEC Freshman Team and Freshman All-American second-team honors…named the league’s top offensive line freshman by the SEC coaches…consistently graded among the top performers on the offensive line, despite being outweighed by virtually every opposing defensive lineman he faced…named the SEC's Offensive Player of the Week and earned his team's similar recognition after an excellent blocking performance in team’s win at Ole Miss. 2010: Despite redshirting during his first year of campus, he impressed the coaches and teammates with this athleticism as an offensive line prospect...showed the staff the ability to play all three positions on the offensive line...named the team's postseason Offensive Scout of the Year award, and also was singled out for his practice contributions after the Louisiana State game...dedicated in the weight room, he added fifteen pounds of bulk during his first year on campus.

PERSONAL: Attended Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, Tenn.), where the team’s captain started in each of his last three seasons on the offensive line, twice earning Division II-AA All-State honors, including unanimous recognition in 2008…was an All-State Academic team selection and served as vice-president of the school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization…finalist for Division II Lineman of the Year as a senior and named to the Nashville Tennessean's "All-Dream Team" and Division II All-State team by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association…helped the team to get to the state playoffs in 2008 and conclude a 13-0 state championship season in 2007…a standout discus thrower on the track and field squad, earning two letters in wrestling, in addition to performing as a weightlifter, holding the team's power clean mark of 335 pounds…son of Arlene and David Johnson…father played baseball at Louisiana Tech...grandfather played football at Hofstra and briefly with the Baltimore Colts...has worked with "Backfield in Motion" camps for local youth…Full name: Wesley Vadnais Johnson.

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