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T.J. Johnson
C #60
Height:
6-4
Weight:
310
Age:
24
College:
South Carolina
Hometown:
Aynor, SC
Experience:
1

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Bio

      A first-year NFL player for 2014, Johnson spent his full rookie season on Bengals practice squad ... A durable and powerful four-year starter at South Carolina, Johnson was also known for his consistency, smarts and work ethic ... Started South Carolina record of 53 consecutive games between guard and center ... A standout in the weight room, he twice earned team’s annual award for outstanding effort.
      A first-year NFL player for 2014, Johnson spent his full rookie season on Bengals practice squad ... A durable and powerful four-year starter at South Carolina, Johnson was also known for his consistency, smarts and work ethic ... Started South Carolina record of 53 consecutive games between guard and center ... A standout in the weight room, he twice earned team’s annual award for outstanding effort.

    Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in seventh round of 2013 NFL Draft (251st overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-10-13 ... Waived by Bengals on 8-31-13 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 9-1-13 ... Signed to Bengals roster on 1-6-14.

    2013 recap: On practice squad for Games 1-16 ... Played in all four preseason games.

    College: Played four seasons (2009-12) at South Carolina, with a redshirt year in 2008 ... Started all 53 possible games of his college career (a school record) ... Played guard his freshman season, before switching to center for his final three seasons ... Helped Gamecocks to 38-15 record, and became only player in school history to start in four wins over archrival Clemson ... Anchored middle of line that paved way for one of SEC’s most productive running attacks, which featured All-American HB Marcus Lattimore ... Team captain as a senior in 2012, and named second-team All-SEC by league’s coaches.
 
    Personal: Hometown is Aynor, S.C. ... Attended Aynor High School, where he earned Associated Press first-team all-state honors as senior ... Graduated from South Carolina with sport and entertainment management degree ... Three-time academic All-SEC, and posted 3.82 grade point average.

    NOTE ABOUT NFL EXPERIENCE: Johnson did not earn an accrued year of experience toward NFL free agency in 2013 because he was not on a 53-player roster, a Reserve/Injured list or a Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the required minimum of six games that season.

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