Signed to reserve/future contract, 1/14/14…Re-signed to practice squad, 10/2/13…Released from practice squad, 9/25/13…Re-signed to practice squad, 9/24/13…Released from practice squad, 9/18/13…Signed to practice squad, 9/1/13…Waived, 8/31/13…Signed by Saints to reserve/future contract, 1/7/13…A four-year letterman at Tennessee, who appeared in 43 career games and posted totals of 126 tackles (64 solo), one sack, 10 tackles for a loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, five interceptions and one pass defensed…Converted to LB as a junior after spending his first two campaigns at FB…A three-time Academic All-SEC selection…Started all 12 games at MLB as a senior in 2011 and led Volunteers with 81 tackles (41 solo) and four interceptions, tied for the NCAA lead by linebackers and ranked fourth overall in the conference…Posted 44 stops (22 solo), one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception as a junior…Two-time all-state selection at Hickory (N.C.) HS, where he finished with 580 career tackles…Born June 16, 1989.
John DeShazier talks with Austin Johnson about scoring his first career touchdown. Video by Alex Restrepo (New Orleans Saints video)
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees floats a 13-yard touchdown pass to fullback Austin Johnson.
New Orleans Saints fullback Austin Johnson spoke with the media Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 about the excitement for the first game of the season.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws a 3-yard touchdown pass to fullback Austin Johnson.