Rishaw Johnson

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Rishaw Johnson
Rishaw Johnson.jpg
Johnson with the Seahawks in the 2012 pre-season.
No. 65     Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-02-23) February 23, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 313 lb (142 kg)
Career information
High school: Southern Laboratory School (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
College: California (PA)
Undrafted in 2012
Debuted in 2013 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Division II All-American (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Games played 3
Games started 1
Stats at NFL.com

Rishaw Kali Johnson (born February 23, 1989) is an American football offensive guard for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He attended California University of Pennsylvania in 2011, having transferred there from the University of Mississippi, where he played from 2008 to 2010. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012.

Early years[edit]

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Johnson attended St. Augustine High School in his freshman and sophomore year, until Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005. He was forced to move to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and played his junior season at Southern Laboratory School. He completed his high school career at Southern Laboratory (Louisiana) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he was regarded as a four-star offensive line prospect.[1] He chose Ole Miss over Florida State and Southern Miss.

College career[edit]

After redshirting his initial year at Ole Miss, Johnson saw action in five games as a redshirt freshman in 2008. In 2009, he appeared in five games, with four starts, at right guard. After starting the season opener of his junior season, Johnson was dismissed from the Ole Miss squad for "violating team rules."[2] He then transferred to California University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Division II All-American selection in 2011. Johnson played in the 2012 Senior Bowl and the 2012 East–West Shrine Game.

Professional career[edit]

2012 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3⅜ in 313 lb 35¼ in 10¼ in 5.24 s 4.53 s 7.87 s 31½ in 9 ft 0 in 22 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Johnson was not drafted, and was signed by the Seattle Seahawks after the draft, and spent time on the practice squad. In late September, Johnson was brought in by the Chicago Bears for a workout, but was not signed.[3]

In December 2012, Johnson was promoted from the Seahawks practice squad to their active roster.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

On September 3, 2013 Johnson was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On August 21, 2014, Johnson was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for safety Kelcie McCray.[4]


  1. ^ Rivals.com Profile
  2. ^ Rishaw Johnson kicked off team
  3. ^ Biggs, Brad (2012-09-25). "Bears look at help for backfield". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2012-10-30. 
  4. ^ Patra, Kevin (August 21, 2014). "Rishaw Johnson acquired by Buccaneers from Chiefs". NFL.com. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 

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