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Some people asked about Herman Johnson here is his bio. I know he is a junior but signs are that he is declaring for the draft.

Courtesy: www.LSUsports.net



Herman Johnson

POSITION: Offensive Line



CLASS: Junior



HOMETOWN: Olla, La. Updated 09/04/2007

Tremendous physical specimen who is the biggest player to ever wear the purple and gold ... Returns as the starter at left guard ... Can also play both tackle positions ... Has also lined up in the backfield in short-yardage and goal-line situations ... Has all of the tools necessary, including a huge frame, to dominate at the collegiate level ... Physically overpowers defensive tackles ... Has surprisingly quick feet and good mechanics despite his huge size ... Goes into his junior season with 11 career starts (eight at left guard, three at right guard).


Started the last 10 games of the season on the offensive line ... Got the nod at right guard twice and left guard eight times ... Recorded 62 knockdown blocks and 22 pancake blocks ... Played a total of 649 snaps from scrimmage ... Didn t miss a snap in four straight games (vs. Tennessee, Alabama, Ole Miss and Arkansas) ... Recorded a season-high 17 knockdown blocks and four pancakes in the Tigers win over Tennessee ... Contributed nine knockdowns vs. Alabama ... Had a season-best five pancake blocks to go along with three knockdowns against Florida ... Did not play against Auburn.


Played in 11 games with one start ... Started for first time in career against Vanderbilt ... Also saw action on LSU s field goal and PAT protection units ... Saw action on 160 snaps from scrimmage, which included a career-best 39 against Vanderbilt and 25 against Mississippi State .... Recorded one pancake and 25 knockdowns ... Did not allow a sack and gave up just two quarterback pressures.


Played in two games for the Tigers ... Granted a medical redshirt ... Saw action on 13 snaps against Arkansas State and then played 29 snaps in a win over Mississippi State ... Missed all of fall camp after getting an infection from a spider bite.


One of the most sought after offensive lineman in the nation ... Graded out at 88 percent at tackle and did not allow an entire sack his senior season ... Shined in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in December of 2003 ... Coached by Gary Fischer.


Full name is Herman Johnson III ... Parents are the late Herman Johnson and Karen Johnson ... Born Jan. 29, 1985, in West Monroe ... Weighed 15 pounds and 14 ounces at birth ... Is listed as one of the biggest babies on record to be born in the state of Louisiana ... Nicknamed The House ... Majoring in communication and sports studies ... Has lost what is comparable to a first grader (50 pounds) since coming to Baton Rouge ... Weighed close to 400 pounds when he signed with the Tigers and now has his weight down to the 350-pound range ... Lists fishing and cleaning as what he likes to do in his spare time ... Spent time babysitting while in high school.

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