Jeremi Johnson

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Jeremi Johnson
Jeremi Johnson.jpg
Johnson in 2006.
No. --     Free Agent
Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-09-04) September 4, 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth: Louisville, Kentucky
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
College: Western Kentucky
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 4 / Pick: 118
Debuted in 2003 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Last played in 2009 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Career history
Roster status: Inactive
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2009
Receptions 60
Receiving yards 301
Receiving touchdowns 6
Stats at NFL.com

Jeremi Ray Johnson (born September 4, 1980) is currently a free agent American football fullback in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Bengals in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Western Kentucky.

Early years[edit]

Johnson was a standout for Ballard High School, rushing for over 2,000 yards and scoring 35 touchdowns in his junior and senior seasons.

College career[edit]

Indiana[edit]

As a collegiate player, Jeremi Johnson played his first three seasons at Indiana University, where he was named to the All-Big Ten Conference freshman team in 1999.) However, in 2002, Johnson suffered a hamstring injury in spring practice and, according to reports, Johnson believed it was just a minor injury and did not believe an MRI test was necessary. Head coach Gerry DiNardo believed otherwise, and Johnson's scholarship was rescinded.

A subsequent application for entry into the supplemental NFL draft was unsuccessful because Johnson did not meet its hardship requirements.

Western Kentucky[edit]

Jeremi Johnson transferred to Western Kentucky University for his senior season, where he was a key player on the Hilltoppers' NCAA Division 1-AA championship team. On the gridiron, Johnson earned the nickname "The Big Red Bus" from the local media in Bowling Green.

He was a Recreation sport management major at Western Kentucky University.

Professional career[edit]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Johnson was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth round (118th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. He was released with an injury settlement on November 26, 2008.

The Bengals re-signed Johnson on April 24, 2009. Johnson is now a free agent.

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