Albert Johnson (gridiron football)

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Albert Johnson III
No. 87
Born: (1977-11-11) November 11, 1977 (age 40)
Houston, Texas
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status International
Position(s) WR/KR
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg)
College Southern Methodist
Career history
As player
1999 Saskatchewan Roughriders
2000 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2001–2002 Miami Dolphins
2003 New York Jets
2003 Houston Texans
2004 Cologne Centurions
20062007 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 2000, 2006
CFL East All-Star 2000, 2006
Awards
Career stats

Albert Johnson III (born November 11, 1977) is a Canadian Football League player for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Johnson played his college football for Southern Methodist University and then signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders where he played three games in 1999. Johnson then signed with the Blue Bombers and went on to win the league's Rookie of the Year Award in 2000 after leading the league in return yardage. He signed with the Texans]] but suffered injuries throughout his National Football League stint. In 2006 Johnson returned to the Blue Bombers and once again led the CFL in return yardage and was second in combined yards to teammate Charles Roberts.

Johnson was released in January 2008 as the Bombers sought to reduce their payroll to meet the salary cap and was not picked up by any other team.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Penton, Kirk (2008-01-31). "Bombers trim down". Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved 2008-12-26. 
  2. ^ "Salary cap putting the squeeze on vets". TSN.ca. 2008-02-14. Retrieved 2008-12-26.