Jeremiah Johnson (American football)
Johnson in the 2011 preseason.
|No. 27 Ottawa Redblacks|
|Date of birth:||February 15, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Los Angeles, California|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||200 lb (91 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
|Stats at NFL.com|
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 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. 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.
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. 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.
Johnson was signed to the Carolina Panthers' practice squad on November 17, 2010, and released on December 2.
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.
On January 8, 2014, Johnson signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. Johnson played in 5 games with the Argos in 2014. He carried the ball 21 times for 110 yards (5.2 average). Johnson was released by the Argonauts on August 26, 2014.
Johnson signed with the Ottawa Redblacks on September 15, 2014. After signing with Redblacks halfway throught the 2014 season he went on to play in 5 more games before the end of the regular season. On October 31 against the Tiger-Cats, he had a breakout performance, rushing for 131 yards on 17 carries, with 2 touchdowns.
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