Charles Johnson (defensive end)

Charles Johnson
No. 95     Carolina Panthers
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: July 10, 1986 (1986-07-10) (age 25)
Place of birth: Hawkinsville, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83
Debuted in 2007 for the Carolina Panthers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2006)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2010
Tackles     114
Sacks     21.5
Forced fumbles     4
Stats at

Charles Johnson (born July 10, 1986 in Hawkinsville, Georgia) is an American football defensive end for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Panthers in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia.


Professional career

2007 NFL Draft

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-2* 270 lb * 4.86 * 1.68* 2.79* X 7.51* 34* 9'10"* 33 * x

(* represents NFL Combine)[1]

Johnson was considered by some NFL scouts to be a 1st or 2nd round pick and rated as high as the 3rd best defensive end in draft by some scouting services.[1] Charles went later than expected to the Carolina Panthers in the 3rd round with the 83rd overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. This was considered to be a great value pick by many experts.[2] [3]

Carolina Panthers

During Johnson's rookie year (2007), he appeared sparingly due to playing behind established veterans like Julius Peppers and Mike Rucker.

He appeared in all 16 games of the 2008 season. With Rucker retired, and a year of experience behind him Johnson showed great strides during the year totaling 25 tackles, 6 quarterback sacks, and forcing 1 fumble.

2010 was his first year as a starter with the departure of longtime starter Julius Peppers and was somewhat of a breakout year for Charles Johnson. Through 16 games he recorded 11.5 sacks (tied for 8th in the NFL) with 62 total tackles, and 1 forced fumble.[4] After the lockout was lifted, Charles Johnson was resigned to a six-year $72M ($32M guaranteed) contract.


  1. ^ a b " - Pro Football War Room". 2007-04-29. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  2. ^ Georgia. "Charles Johnson Scouting Report - 2007 NFL Draft Prospect". Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  3. ^ "Charles Johnson, DE, Georgia". Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
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