Orlando Predators rookie, center Joe Johnson stands at 6 feet 5 inches and weighs in at 320 pounds. He is an intimidating force to be reckoned with on the offensive line. Joe, who spent time in NFLE and the CFL, is set to make his mark on the Arena League.
Another Tulsa Talon alumni from the 2007 Arena Cup Championship; I spoke with this high-energy player. He was relaxing at home, but come Saturday, he leaves for camp with his new team. Joe said that he is trying to win over new fans in the AFL, and here's what Joe shared with me:
Where do you call home? Houston, Texas
Name of your hometown newspaper? Houston Chronicle
Your favorite hang-out spot in Houston: Pool hall "Slick Willie's"
NFL Network or ESPN: ESPN
Your local gym: 24-Hour Fitness
Favorite CD: “Made” by Scarface
Who do you admire in the NFL at your position and what question would you like for that player to answer for you? Orlando Pace and Kevin Malloy. He would like to know what gave these players longevity to compete at their level.
Which coach made an impression on you growing up? North Shore High School OL Coach Brizey
Favorite Quote: “If you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, he eats for life”.
Pet Peeve: Defensive linemen who complain about holding calls
Who do you admire? Joe admires his mom, Rhonda Johnson.
Who's in your entourage? Brother Chris Johnson, Ray Brady, and Tracy Cain
Alone on an island for 30 days with no food, what three things would you need? Swiss Army Knife, his Zoom media player, and the Orlando Predator playbook
Which AFL player do you look forward to playing against? Colston Weatherington
Have you ever tried yoga? Yes
Last Movie Seen: I am Legend
Have you ever gone out to eat by yourself: Yes
Do you trash talk? Yes, when there is need. His motto: “Don’t start nothing, there will be nothing."
Who is the best trash talker? Michael Shack
Family: Married to Cynthia and daughter Katelynn
Look for Joe as the Orlando Predators roll into to your town.