Manuel Johnson

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Manuel Johnson
No. 15
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-10-14) October 14, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth: Gilmer, Texas
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Gilmer
College: Oklahoma
NFL draft: 2009 / Round: 7 / Pick: 229
Career history
*Inactive and/or offseason member only
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 1
Receiving Yards: 6
Stats at
Stats at

Manuel Johnson (born October 14, 1986) is a former wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He played college football for the Oklahoma Sooners.

Early years[edit]

Johnson Attended Gilmer High School where he played as a quarterback and wide receiver. He threw for 48 career touchdowns, ran for 18 touchdowns, and caught 17 touchdowns and set school season passing record. He was the No. 13 receiver in the nation, No. 16 player Postseason Texas Top 100, No. 21 player in Texas, MVP District 13-AAA (2004), MVP All East Texas (2004), first team All-State (2004), Dave Campbell Player of the Year (2004), and first team All-State (2003) . He was also a member of the basketball and track and field teams.

He accepted a scholarship to play at the University of Oklahoma. As a senior he registered 42 receptions for 714 yards and 9 touchdowns. He was the team's third leading receiver behind Juaquin Iglesias and Jermaine Gresham.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Johnson was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He was released before the start of the season and signed to the practice squad, when the team decided to instead keep undrafted free agent Kevin Ogletree. In 2010 he was one of the last cuts and was signed again to the practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on December 15, 2010 and played in 2 games.[2] He was waived on September 3, 2011.


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