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Quinn Johnson

Date of birth : 1986-09-30
Date of death : -
Birthplace : New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-31

Quinn Johnson is an American football fullback for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL.

Highlights:

• One of three fullbacks on the roster in 2009, played in nine games as a rookie behind veterans Korey Hall and John Kuhn.
• Blocked for an 1,100-yard rusher each of his final two seasons at LSU, only the second time in school history that the Tigers had a different running back post more than 1,100 yards in consecutive seasons.
• Teammate of Packers quarterback Matt Flynn for three seasons at LSU, including 2007 campaign that was capped off with a BCS National Championship win over Ohio State.
• Friend and teammate since junior high of defensive end Tyson Jackson, who was drafted No. 3 overall by Kansas City in the 2009 NFL Draft.

PRO CAREER:
Big, bruising fullback who made the roster as a rookie on his raw ability and will look to continue refining his blocking and receiving skills... Played in nine games in 2009 as a reserve fullback behind veterans Korey Hall and John Kuhn... Used primarily as a lead blocker on running plays, touching the ball just twice with two receptions for 4 yards... Also played on special teams, but only sparingly... Selected by the Packers with their first of two fifth-round selections (145th overall, 11th running back) out of LSU, where he cleared the way for an 1,100-yard rusher each of his final two seasons, just the second time in school history that the Tigers had different running backs rush for 1,100 yards in consecutive seasons.

2009 :
Played in nine games, seeing time at FB and on special teams, and caught two passes for 4 yards...Inactive for the first four contests of the season, plus three others over the season’s second half, and the playoff game... Vs. Detroit (Oct. 18): Made NFL debut, and helped block for Ryan Grant’s 90 yards on 24 carries, including 68 yards in the fourth quarter... At Cleveland (Oct. 25): Saw time at FB and helped clear the way for Grant’s season-high 148 yards on 27 carries (5.5 avg.), the second-best regular-season performance of Grant’s career. Helped the team post a season-high 202 yards on 41 carries (4.9 avg.) and recorded his first career reception, a pass in the right flat from QB Aaron Rodgers in the third quarter that went for no gain... Vs. Minnesota (Nov. 1): Juggled pass catch in the flat but hung on for 4-yard gain late in the first quarter... At Tampa Bay (Nov. 8): Helped block for Packers’ 170 rushing yards on 32 carries (5.3 avg.), their second-highest output of the season... Vs. San Francisco (Nov. 22): Helped clear holes for Grant to rush for 129 yards on 21 carries (6.1 avg.)... Vs. Seattle (Dec. 27): Threw nice block on LB Will Herring to help clear the way for Grant’s 56-yard TD run up the middle in the second quarter... At Arizona (Jan. 3): Cleared out LB Gerald Hayes to open a hole on the right side on Grant’s 1-yard TD run on the Packers’ opening drive... 2009 Draft: Selected with the first of two fifth-round selections (145th overall, 11th RB). Highest selection the Packers used on a FB since Davenport was picked in the fourth round (No. 135 overall) in 2002. The last time Green Bay drafted a FB from LSU came in 1962 when Earl Gros was selected in the first round with the 14th overall pick.

COLLEGE:
Played in 40 games during his LSU career, starting 15... Carried the ball 16 times for 34 yards and five TDs, along with five catches for 54 yards... Teammate of Flynn for three seasons with the Tigers... Came to LSU as a highly recruited LB before moving to FB prior to his sophomore season... Cleared the way for an 1,100-yard rusher each of his final two seasons, just the second time in school history that the Tigers had different RBs rush for 1,100 yards in consecutive seasons, with Charles Scott’s 1,174 in 2008 and Jacob Hester’s 1,103 in ’07... The Tigers had 12 games with 200-plus rushing yards in 2007-08... Graduated in December 2008 with a degree in general studies... Senior season (2008): Played in all 13 games for the Tigers with 10 starts... Rushed for 28 yards and three TDs on 14 carries... Also caught two passes for 33 yards... Cleared holes for Scott as he posted 1,174 yards on the ground, including six 100-yard games... Helped clear the way for Tigers’ season-high 266 rushing yards on 40 carries (6.7 avg.) vs. Appalachian State (Aug. 30)... Scored the first TD of his career on a 5-yard run vs. North Texas (Sept. 13)... Carried the ball a career-high four times for 7 yards vs. Alabama (Nov. 8) and rushed for a career-high two TDs on three carries for 7 yards vs. Troy (Nov. 15)... Junior season (2007): Played in all 14 games with five starts for a Tigers team that went on to win the national championship... Did not record any rushing stats, but caught three passes for 21 yards... Helped clear the way for Hester to rush for a career-high 1,103 yards and the team to post eight 200-yard rushing games... Blocked for team’s 297 rushing yards vs. Virginia Tech (Sept. 8) and for season-high 321 yards vs. Louisiana Tech (Dec. 1)... Caught passes for 9 and 3 yards, respectively, in SEC Championship vs. Tennessee (Dec. 1) and BCS National Championship vs. Ohio State (Jan. 7)..

PERSONAL:

Born Quinn Marcus Johnson in New Orleans, La.. Nicknamed ‘Q’.. Cousin, Terry Robiskie, played RB at LSU (1973-76), five seasons in the NFL, and is currently the WR coach for the Atlanta Falcons... Friend and teammate since junior high of DE Tyson Jackson, who was drafted No. 3 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009... Attended the 2008 NFL Draft with friend and former teammate Glenn Dorsey, who was also selected No. 3 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs... Calls winning football championships in Little League, high school and college his most memorable sports achievements... High school: Helped lead West St. John High (Edgard, La.) to the 2A state championship in 2003... Saw action on both sides of the ball, including LB and FB, during his career as he lettered five seasons... Also played on the defensive line.

As Hobbies/interests: Spending time with his girlfriend and sleeping... Lists Jerry Rice as his favorite athlete and The Game as his favorite TV show... Would like to learn to play the piano, and enjoys playing ‘Modern Warfare’ on Xbox 360... Names Why Did I Get Married as his favorite movie... Trains at LSU in the offseason..


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