PRO (27-12/0-0): Will Johnson was signed to the Steelers’ offseason roster on March 21, 2012.
PRO (27-11/0-0): Will Johnson was signed to the Steelers’ offseason roster on March 21, 2012.
2013 (11-5): Will Johnson played in 11 games with five starts…dressed but did not play 9/8 vs. Tennessee.
2012 (16-7): Will Johnson appeared in all 16 games, starting seven at FB in his first NFL season…finished with 15 receptions for 137 yards and a touchdown…also rushed twice for seven yards…9/9 at Denver: Started at FB in his first career contest…hauled in his first career reception (12 yards)…9/16 vs. N.Y. Jets: Registered a career-long 26-yard reception on the Steelers’ first drive of the game, which resulted in a field goal…9/23 at Oakland: Saw action at FB…hauled in a four-yard reception in the second quarter…10/7 vs. Philadelphia: Saw action at FB and on special teams…helped block for RB Rashard Mendenhall to rush for a season-high 68 yards…10/11 at Tennessee: Saw action at FB and on special teams…10/21 at Cincinnati: Recorded his first career rush for five yards…helped block for Steelers’ rushers to gain a season-high 167 yards on the ground…10/28 vs. Washington: Registered his first career touchdown, catching a one-yard pass from QB Ben Roethlisberger in the third quarter…11/4 at N.Y. Giants: Helped pave the way for RB Isaac Redman to record his first career 100-yard rushing game (147 yards) in the regular season…11/12 vs. Kansas City: Hauled in a seven-yard reception on the Steelers final drive of regulation…11/18 vs. Baltimore: Started at FB for the fifth time in his career…helped block for a Steelers’ rushing attack that gained 134 yards on the ground…12/2 at Baltimore: Tied a career high with two receptions…12/9 vs. San Diego: Saw action at FB and on special teams…12/16 at Dallas: Tied a career high with two receptions and recorded a career-high 34 receiving yards…12/23 vs. Cincinnati: Started at FB for the first time since 11/18 vs. Baltimore…12/30 vs. Cleveland: Tied his career high with two receptions.
2011 (0-0/0-0): Was not on an NFL roster.
COLLEGE: Will Johnson saw action in 45 games…had 25 receptions for 249 yards and four touchdowns…majored in multidisciplinary studies. 2010: Saw action in all 13 games…tied a career-high with nine receptions…set career-highs in receiving yards (107) and receiving touchdowns (2). 2009: Saw action in all 13 games…had six receptions for 78 yards and one touchdown…had a career-high 42 yards receiving against Syracuse on November 10. 2008: Saw action in nine games…had nine receptions for 64 yards and one touchdown. 2007: Saw action in 10 games as a true freshman…had one reception.
PERSONAL: Will Johnson played running back and defensive back at Centerville High School (Dayton, Ohio)…earned all-district and All-Greater Western Ohio Conference linebacker honors, an honorable-mention all-state selection, named team MVP and won the Sonny Unger Award in 2006...as a senior, he helped lead Centerville to an 8-2 overall record and the GWOC Conference Championship…Big 33 game participant...as a junior, he helped lead Centerville to a 10-2 record, a second-place finish in the Greater Western Ohio – East League and advance to the first round of the state playoffs…a regional track qualifier at 100 meters, and district and regional champ on the 4x400 meter relay...also a basketball letterman…son of Mike and Wilma Gilmore…Full name: Will Johnson.
The Pittsburgh Steelers faced the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3 of the 2013 preseason at Heinz Field.
The Pittsburgh Steelers faced the Cleveland Browns in Week 12 of the 2013 NFL Season at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio.
Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley and fullback Will Johnson joined Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle, Neil Walker and Andrew McCutchen, Penguins Head Coach Dan Bylsma, and Braves pitcher Paul Maholm at the Players 4 Kids Gala.