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Jeremiah Johnson (American football)


Jeremiah Johnson (American football)

Jeremiah Johnson
Johnson in the 2011 preseason.
Ottawa Redblacks
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-02-15) February 15, 1987
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: Oregon
Undrafted in 2009
Debuted in 2011 for the Denver Broncos
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-Pac-10 (2008)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Rushing yards 77
Rushing average 5.5
Rushing TDs 0
Stats at

Jeremiah Alex Johnson (born February 15, 1987) is an American football running back who is currently a member of the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Oregon.

Johnson has been a member of the Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers, and Denver Broncos.

Early years

Johnson played high school football at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, California. Going into his senior season, he was regarded as one of the top three running backs in his region.[1] During his final two years at Dorsey, he made up a running back tandem with future USC tailback Stafon Johnson, who was one year his junior.[2]

College career

In Johnson's senior year at Oregon, he carried the ball 168 times to rush for 1201 yards, the sixth-highest total in team history.[3] With 2,336 yards total at Oregon, he finished sixth all-time. He was mainly used in a tandem running attack with current Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart during his career at Oregon, but in his senior season led the team after Stewart's departure to the NFL as a junior. He helped lead the 2008 Oregon Ducks to a victory in the Holiday Bowl against Oklahoma State by rushing for 119 yards with a touchdown.[4]

Professional career

Houston Texans

After going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, Johnson signed a free agent contract with the Houston Texans. He was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a separated shoulder on August 6.

Washington Redskins

Johnson was signed to the Washington Redskins' practice squad on October 26, 2010, and released on October 27.

Carolina Panthers

Johnson was signed to the Carolina Panthers' practice squad on November 17, 2010, and released on December 2.

Denver Broncos

Johnson was signed to the Denver Broncos' practice squad on December 8, 2010, and released on September 3, 2011, but was re-signed to the practice squad the following day and later promoted to the active roster on September 16. He made his debut that week, only to be waived on September 20. Johnson was re-signed to the practice squad on September 22, 2011. With the announcement that running back Knowshon Moreno was out for the 2011 season on November 14, 2011, Johnson has been promoted by the Broncos to be their third running back on the active roster. On August 31,2013 he was released by the Denver Broncos.

Toronto Argonauts

On January 8, 2014, Johnson signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.[5] He was released by the Argonauts on August 26, 2014.

Ottawa Redblacks

Johnson signed with the Ottawa Redblacks on September 15, 2014.[6]


  1. ^ Eric Sondheimer, How They Rate, Los Angeles Times, September 2, 2004, Accessed August 18, 2008.
  2. ^ Eric Sondheimer, Younger Players Win Over Veterans, Los Angeles Times, December 5, 2003, Accessed August 18, 2008.
  3. ^ "Oregon Ducks bio". Retrieved August 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Masoli runs for 3 TDs, throws for another as Oregon wins". December 30, 2008. Retrieved January 27, 2009. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ "September 15". Retrieved November 1, 2014. 

External links

  • Oregon Ducks bio
  • Ottawa Redblacks profile Archive copy at the Wayback Machine
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