Bryant Johnson

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Bryant Johnson on field pregame at Eagles at 49ers 10-12-08.JPG
Johnson prior to a game against the Philadelphia Eagles on October 12, 2008 during his tenure with the 49ers.
No. --     Free agent
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-03-07) March 7, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth: Baltimore, Maryland
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17
Debuted in 2003 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2011
Receptions 312
Receiving Yards 3,893
Receiving TDs 15
Stats at NFL.com

Bryant Andrew Johnson (born March 7, 1981) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals 17th overall in the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Penn State.

Johnson has also played for the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions, and Houston Texans.

Early years[edit]

Johnson attended Baltimore City College high school, excelling at football, basketball, and track. He was selected first-team all-state and the 1998 Baltimore Touchdown Club’s offensive player-of-the-year from the Knight's football team, Johnson also anchored a winning relay team at the Penn Relays for the school's track team.[1]

College career[edit]

Johnson was a star wide receiver for Penn State, starting his final two years. He was the sixth player in PSU history to catch more than 100 career passes, and finished second all-time with 2,008 career receiving yards.[1]

Johnson earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Penn State University in 2005.

Professional career[edit]

Johnson is matched up against St. Louis Rams cornerback Jason Craft during a game on November 16, 2008.

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Johnson played three years predominantly as the Cardinals' third option receiver, playing mainly out of the slot receiver role, due to Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald being higher on the depth chart. His 35 catches in 2003 was the third most receptions for a rookie (his teammate Anquan Boldin had the most receptions for a rookie that year).[1] In his 5 year career with the Cardinals he caught 210 passes for 2675 yards and 9 TDs.

Johnson scored the inaugural touchdown at University of Phoenix Stadium, a 5-yard reception from Kurt Warner in the Arizona Cardinals preseason game on August 12, 2006.

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Johnson signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers on March 14, 2008.[2] He had 45 receptions for 546 yards and three touchdowns the 2008 season, his fifth straight season with 40 or more receptions.[3] In his tenure with the 49ers, he changed his jersey number from 80 to 82 in respect of retired 49ers WR Jerry Rice, whose jersey number 80 was retired in his honor.

Detroit Lions[edit]

On February 28, 2009 Johnson signed a 3-year $9 million deal with the Detroit Lions.[4] He was released on July 28, 2011.[5]

Houston Texans[edit]

Johnson signed with the Houston Texans on August 29, 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "#80 Bryant Johnson". Arizona Cardinals. 
  2. ^ "49ers Add Bryant Johnson To Receiver Mix". San Jose Mercury News. 2008-03-15. 
  3. ^ Niyo, John (2008-02-28). "Lions to sign WR Bryant Johnson from 49ers". The Detroit News. 
  4. ^ Niyo, John (2008-02-28). "Lions trade Jon Kitna to Cowboys". The Detroit News. 
  5. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg. "Release Tracker". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 


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