Chauncey Gardner-Johnson

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Chauncey Gardner-Johnson
No. 22 – New Orleans Saints
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1997-12-20) December 20, 1997 (age 21)
Cocoa, Florida
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:Cocoa (FL)
College:Florida
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 4 / Pick: 105
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2019
Total tackles:31
Sacks:0
Pass deflections:7
Interceptions:1
Forced fumbles:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (born December 20, 1997) is an American football safety for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida.

College career[edit]

As a true freshman at Florida, Gardner-Johnson appeared in all 13 games, making starts in the final 3 games of the season. During the 2017 Outback Bowl, Gardner-Johnson had 2 tackles and 2 interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown, he was named the MVP of the Outback bowl. During his sophomore season, Gardner-Johnson started in all 11 games. Before his junior season, Chauncey-Gardner was moved to the nickleback position.[1] On November 26, 2018, Gardner-Johnson announced that he would forgo his final year of eligibility and declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Gardner-Johnson was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round (105th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[3] In a Week 13 game against the Atlanta Falcons on Thanksgiving Day, Gardner-Johnson recorded his first career interception off a pass thrown by Matt Ryan in the 26–18 win. [4]

Personal life[edit]

For his junior year, Gardner changed the name on his jersey to Gardner-Johnson in honor of his stepfather, Brian Johnson. Gardner-Johnson's biological father Chauncey Gardner Sr. has been a part of his life, but Johnson had raised Gardner-Johnson since he was a toddler.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Young, Ryan (April 11, 2018). "New position, same swagger for Florida's Chauncey Gardner-Johnson". SEC Country. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Baker, Matt (November 26, 2018). "Florida Gators' Chauncey Gardner-Johnson declares for NFL draft". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "Saints trade up in Round 4 to acquire Chauncey Gardner-Johnson". New Orleans Saints. April 27, 2019.
  4. ^ "Saints beat Falcons to clinch third straight NFC South title". www.espn.com. November 28, 2019. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  5. ^ Abolverdi, Zach (March 13, 2018). "New name, same position for Florida DB Chauncey Gardner-Johnson". SEC Country. Retrieved May 3, 2018.

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