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Johnson in 2006.
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|Date of birth:||September 4, 1980|
|Place of birth:||Louisville, Kentucky|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||275 lb (125 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2003 / Round: 4 / Pick: 118|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at NFL.com|
Jeremi Ray Johnson (born September 4, 1980) is a former American football fullback. He was drafted by the Bengals in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Western Kentucky.
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 Head coach Gerry DiNardo believed otherwise, and Johnson's scholarship was rescinded.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.
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.
The Bengals re-signed Johnson on April 24, 2009. Johnson is now a free agent.