This offensive tackle has been blazing for The Birds since 2013, the NFL world received him that year after he was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles. Lane Johnson was drafted in the first round with the 4th overall pick and has established himself in the league as one of the finest offensive tackles. So far, the Eagles strongman has earned his first career Pro Bowl; this was in 2017 – the same year he received the Associated Press First-team All-Pro honors and became a Super Bowl champion.
This bloke was born in Groveton, Texas on the 8th of May and in the year 1990. Growing up, he became a student of Groveton High School where he immediately proved to be athletically inclined. Apart from being a member of the school’s basketball and baseball teams, Lane was also good in track and field. He even represented the school in a state competition and finished fourth in shot put. Interestingly, he only started to play football in his 7th grade.
Starting as a quarterback in middle school, he would later play the safety position in high school, earning an all-state honor. Despite this, no college team came calling to have him join their team. With no scholarship offer coming forth, Lane joined Kilgore College in Texas and played as a Quarterback for the Rangers. This only lasted for a while as Lane transferred to the University of Oklahoma after his freshman year with the Rangers. For the Oklahoma Sooners, Lane first mounted the tight and defensive end positions before finding his flair as an offensive tackle.
Lane’s invitation to the 2013 Senior Bowl marked the beginning of his professional career. The outcome of the Senior Bowl added substance to the projection of him being a first round pick. He was, and subsequently inked a four-year deal worth $19.85 million with the Eagles. The contract which came with a signing bonus of $12.81 million was extended by six years in January 2016 for $63 million. This time, as much as $35.5 million was guaranteed.
Lane Johnson’s Wife, Kids, and Family
As far as anyone could tell, Lane Johnson’s love life has been revolving around Chelsea Goodman, the woman he married in January 2013. Chelsea is the daughter of John Goodman, an ex-defensive end in NFL who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1981 to 1985. The Eagles offensive tackle once disclosed that he depends on the counsel of his wife’s father. According to him, the man is his mentor and has been guiding him on how to bring out his best performance when it’s most needed.
Having NFL stars as the important male figures in her life, Chelsea Goodman’s life has been easily overshadowed by that of her father and her husband. While one can hardly tell what’s up with her, it’s a common knowledge she got married to Lane in January 2013 and that their union has been blessed with two kids. The couple welcomed their first child, a son they named David Jace Johnson in 2013. Their daughter, Journey Layne Johnson was birthed in February 2016.
The Johnson family is a happy one residing in Edmond, Oklahoma with their dog called Mox. The offensive tackle is having a good time with the family of his dream, thanks to his mom Ray Ann. On several occasions, Lane has expressed that his mom’s influence has a lot to do with the man he has become. From what we learned, Ray raised Lane alone, she was a single mom and the footballer among other things, rewarded her with a new home in 2014. It is said that the woman is a social worker with a degree in Criminal Justice.
Height, Weight, Body Measurements
In addition to other things regarded as Lane Johnson’s strength in his chosen profession, his height and body measurements are regarded as a crucial factor. The Eagles offensive tackle is 6 inches taller than 6 feet and weighs 317 kg. Although other details of his body measurements are yet to be confirmed, we can tell that his hand size is 10 1⁄8 in and his arm length, 35 1⁄4 in.
Irrespective of the fact that Lane’s physical attributes are largely regarded as an advantage, it has been expressed in certain quarters that his height limits his performance when he’s up against experienced defensive linemen. For most people, however, the man has utilized his physique well, his strength is remarkable just like his balance and he does a good job in keeping away from defenders.