Photos from Vanderbilt's football game against Kentucky on Nov. 16, 2013.
2013 Made his 50th career start against Wake Forest, extending his school record and helped the Commodores to 403 total offensive yards... Made his 49th career start at Tennessee to take sole ownership of the Vanderbilt career record for starts... Started his 48th straight game, against Kentucky, tying Chris Marve and Brian Stamper for the all-time Vanderbilt record for career starts... Made his 47th straight start at LT in the win over Florida and helped the Commodores to 183 total offense yards... Earned the start at LT for his 46th straight start helping the Commodores offense to 329 total yards against Texas A&M... Earned the nod at LT for his 45th straight start to help the offense to 337 total yards against Georgia... Made his 44th start on the offensive line and helped the Dores to 468 total yards against Missouri... Started on the offensive line for his 43rd straight game against UAB...Earned the start at OT in the Commodore's win at UMass and contributed to the Dores' 406 yards... At South Carolina he started his 41st straight game for the Dores holding down the LT spot... Helped pave the way for 169 yards of rushing in win over Austin Peay, his 40th straight start for the Dores... Started his 39th career game starting at LT against Ole Miss in season opener.
Honors 2013 Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List 2013 Outland Trophy Watch List 2012 All-SEC Honorable Mention (AP) 2012 SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (Nov. 3) Outland Award Watch List 2010 SEC All-Freshman team
2012 An offensive co-captain, Johnson has started all 13 games on the offensive line during his redshirt junior campaign... One of the top lineman in the Southeastern Conference, Johnson earned All-SEC honorable mention from an Associated Press panel of writers.... Helped pave the way for a rushing attack that averaged 166 yards per game and a passing attack that averaged 214 yards per game... He was recognized as the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance in shutout win at Kentucky, in which Johnson and the offensive line paved the way for 227 yards on the ground and 220 yards through the air... Johnson's SEC honor was his third weekly award from the league, the most ever by a Vanderbilt offensive lineman... The Commodores produced a season-best 29 first downs and converted 11-of-17 third down conversions in the win against the Wildcats.
2011 Johnson earned postseason Anchor Award as team's Offensive Lineman of the Year... Started started at center, guard and tackle as a redshirt sophomore... Ability to play every position was crucial to team's success culminating in AutoZone Liberty Bowl appearance... Johnson started seven games at center, four at left tackle, and two at left guard... Played virtually every offensive snap for the Commodores for a second consecutive season... Opened the season as starter at center, moving to guard and tackle for much of season until closing the campaign back at center... A key member of the offensive turnaround that had the Commodores scoring 10 points more points per game than previous year... Captured SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors for second time in Commodore career for his performance in a victory over Ole Miss when the Commodores rushed for 281 yards... Helped pave the way for junior running back Zac Stacy to set single season school records with 1,193 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns.
2010 Undersized as a first-year starter, Johnson put together a solid at left tackle, earning conference and national recognition... One of two linemen to start every game for Commodores... Earned SEC All-Freshman OL honors by postseason ballot of head coaches and several football publications... Named All-SEC freshman and second-team Freshman All-America by Phil Steele's Magazine... Consistently graded among the top performers on Commodore line, despite being outweighed by virtually every opposing DE... Named SEC's Offensive Player of the Week and team's similar recognition after excellent blocking performance in Commodores' win at Ole Miss.
2009 Despite redshirting during first year of campus, Johnson impressed coaches and teammates with this athleticism as an offensive line prospect... Showed coaches the ability to play all three positions on the offensive line... Named team's postseason Offensive Scout of the Year award, and also was singled out for his practice contributions after LSU game... Dedicated in weight room, Johnson added 15 pounds of bulk during first year.
High School Senior captain... Three-year letterwinner on the offensive line... Two-time Division II-AA All-State recipient, including unanimous recognition in 2008... Finalist for Division II Lineman of the Year... Named to Nashville Tennessean's "All-Dream Team" and Division II All-State team by sports writers... Helped MBA to state playoffs in 2008 and 13-0 state championship in 2007... Standout discus thrower on track and field squad... Earned two letters in wrestling... Avid weightlifter, holding team's power clean mark of 335 lbs... All-State Academic... VP of MBA's FCA organization.
Personal Wesley Vadnais Johnson... Son of David and Arlene Johnson... Born Jan. 9, 1991... Oldest of three siblings: sister, Joanna, and brother, William... Dad works in employee benefits industry... Dad also played baseball at Louisiana Tech... Grandfather played football at Hofstra and briefly with the Baltimore Colts... Worked "Backfield in Motion" camps for local youth... Johnson is a two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient.