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  • Fri., Aug. 01, 2014 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM CDT Training Camp Training Camp presented by Verizon is open to the public weather permitting.  This practice will take place at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV. (Times listed in Eastern time)
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 8:50 AM - 11:40 AM CDT Training Camp (Scrimmage) Training Camp presented by Verizon is open to the public weather permitting.  This practice will take place at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV. (Times listed in Eastern time)
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Rufus Johnson Jr.
OLB #59
Height:
6-5
Weight:
272
Age:
23
College:
Tarleton State
Hometown:
Dallas, Texas
Experience:
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A sixth round draft pick in 2013 of the Saints, Johnson spent most of rookie season on the club’s practice squad before he was elevated to the active roster for the team’s final playoff contest. The former Tarleton State standout will take advantage of a full offseason with the club to contend for a roster spot in training camp on defense and special teams.

NFL CAREER – A sixth round draft pick in 2013 of the Saints, Johnson spent most of rookie season on the club’s practice squad before he was elevated to the active roster for the team’s final playoff contest. The former Tarleton State standout will take advantage of a full offseason with the club to contend for a roster spot in training camp on defense and special teams.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed to active roster off of practice squad, 1/7/14; Signed to practice squad, 9/2/13; Waived, 8/31/13; Signed to a four-year contract, 5/9/13; Selected by the Saints in the sixth round (183rd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

2013 – Spent entire regular season on practice squad before being placed on the 53-man roster for the NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle, 1/11/14, for which he was inactive.

COLLEGE – Finished his college career at Tarleton State playing in 20 games with 19 starts, posting 96 tackles (55 solo), 33 tackles for a loss, 15.5 sacks, three passes defensed and one forced fumble…Appeared in nine games with eight starts at defensive end as a senior and was tabbed the Lone Star Conference’s Defensive Lineman of the Year and a first-team conference selection while earning Division II second-team All-American honors, as he finished with 50 tackles (28 solo), 17.5 tackles for a loss of 65 yards, 10 sacks for a loss of 48 yards, one forced fumble, seven quarterback hurries and two passes defensed…As a junior, earned All-Lone Star Conference honorable mention honors, started all 11 games at DE, recording 46 tackles (27 solo), 15.5 stops for a loss, 5.5 sacks, 11 quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and one pass defensed…Played two seasons at Kilgore Junior College before transferring to Tarleton State…Majored in kinesiology.

PERSONAL – Graduated from H. Grady Spruce (Dallas, Texas) HS, where he lettered four years in football…Named first-team All-District as a senior and was second-team All-District selection as a junior…Father, Rufus, played football at Texas Tech…Born August 28, 1990.

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