Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Former NFL lineman Marcus Johnson joined the Duke staff in July of 2011 and serves as an assistant with the football program's strength and conditioning unit.
A native of Coffeeville, Miss., Johnson lettered four seasons (2001-02-03-04) as an offensive lineman at Ole Miss under current Duke head coach David Cutcliffe, serving as team co-captain as a senior. He helped the Rebels to a four-year record of 28-21, the SEC Western Division co-championship in 2003 and a pair of bowl game appearances.
After earning second team All-SEC honors from the Associated Press as a senior, Johnson represented Ole Miss at the 2004 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.
A second round pick of the Minnesota Vikings in the 2005 NFL Draft, Johnson spent time with both the Vikings (2005-06-07-08) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2009). He closed his playing career with a stint with the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League.