Orlando Predators: Rookie Joe Johnson

Alice MeikleCorrespondent IJanuary 29, 2008

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.