Derrick Johnson (cornerback)

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Derrick Johnson
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Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-02-09) February 9, 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth: Long Beach, California
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 186 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Washington
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 6 / Pick: 205
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-Pac-10 (2002-2003)
  • Washington Defensive MVP (2003)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Derrick Johnson (born February 9, 1982) is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Washington. As a rookie, Johnson played in 14 games, starting in 5, recording 41 total tackles, 1 sack, 4 passes defended and 1 fumble recovered, which he returned a Marcel Shipp fumble 78 yds for a touchdown against Arizona, Oct 2, 2005 in Mexico City.

Johnson has also been a member of the Houston Texans, Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks and Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Early years[edit]

Johnson attended Notre Dame High School in Riverside, California where he lettered in football and also competed in track. As a senior in 1999, Johnson rushed for 1,990 yards with 39 touchdowns, and also had 586 yards receiving. For his efforts, he was the De Anza League most valuable player as well as all-CIF, all-county and Small Schools all-state selections.

Coming out of high school, Johnson was a member of the Tacoma News-Tribune 's "Western 100" and a PrepStar All-Region pick at running back. He was ranked by PrepStar as the No. 9 running back in the West Region and ranked 37th in SuperPrep's California/Hawaii/Nevada 152.

Currently Head coach for Notre Dame High School, Riverside,Ca. In 2015, Johnson led his alma mater to the CIF SS Northwest Division championship, going 14-0 and securing school's first state bowl game bid.

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