PITTSBURGH STEELERS 2009 SEVENTH-ROUND DRAFT PICK DAVID JOHNSON TIGHT END 241st Overall
Arkansas State University
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Pine Bluff High School
7th Round – 241st Overall
Phil Steele's 2008 Preseason Third Team All-Sun Belt Conference…Finished the season with 22 receptions for 356 yards with five touchdowns…Played in 12 games with nine starts.
Phil Steele's Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt Conference…Caught 10 passes for a career-high 204 yards and three touchdowns in 2007, giving the junior tight end 23 receptions for 404 yards and four touchdowns over two years…Johnson caught a season-high three passes and had a career-best 84 yard touchdown catch that ranked as the fourth longest in ASU history…In addition to his 84-yard touchdown receptions, also had a 48-yard reception…Recorded a career-best two touchdown receptions in a victory over UL Lafayette…Also a good blocker, Johnson helped ASU rank 39th in the nation in rushing offense.
Started all 12 games…Recorded 13 receptions for 200 yards and one touchdown…Posted a career-high 62 yard touchdown reception in a victory over Troy…Finished the Troy game with a career-high 74 yards on two receptions…Caught a career-high three passes for 28 yards in a victory over Memphis…Three receptions went for at least 20 yards and eight catches went for 10 or more yards…Caught a pass in nine games and tallied multiple receptions in three outings…Averaged 15.4 yards per reception, the most among all players with at least 10 catches…13 receptions and 200 receiving yards were both the fourth most on the team.
Played in all 12 games as a true freshman…Did not record any statistical data.
Caught 20 passes as a senior and two touchdowns for the Pine Bluff High School Zebras…Primarily used as a blocker, but runs a 4.7 second 40-yard dash…Two-year letterman…Helped his team to a 10-3 record…All-State pick as a senior and two-time all-conference…Played baseball as well.
Born 8/26/87 in Pine Bluff…Son of Lois and David Johnson.