Al Johnson, who played five seasons in the National Football League, has been named offensive line coach at St. Norbert College in De Pere, head coach Steve Opgenorth announced.
Johnson, a Door County native who was all-state at Southern Door High School and starred at the University of Wisconsin, played for three NFL teams at guard and center from 2004 to 2008.
Johnson was a second-round draft choice (38th overall) by the Dallas Cowboys in 2003. He played in 48 games, starting 31, with the Cowboys from 2004 to 2006. Johnson played and started in 14 games with the Arizona Cardinals in 2007 and played in four games with the Miami Dolphins in 2008.
"Al is a tremendous person with great character and leadership ability," Opgenorth said. "His experience in college and the NFL will enhance the development of our student-athletes on the offensive line. Al is a Northeast Wisconsin guy with a great background and understanding of football. He will add value to a tremendous coaching staff...