Jimmie Johnson (American football)
|Position:||Tight ends coach|
|Date of birth:||October 6, 1966|
|Place of birth:||Augusta, Georgia|
|NFL Draft:||1989 / Round: 12 / Pick: 316|
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Jimmie Olden Johnson, Jr. (born October 6, 1966) is a former American football tight end and current coach. Johnson played college football at Howard and professionally in the National Football League (NFL) from 1989 to 1998. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
Early life and college
Johnson was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia and attended T. W. Josey High School. In 1989, Johnson graduated from Howard University with a bachelor's degree in consumer studies. He played four seasons on the Howard Bison football team and was a first-team All-MEAC selection in 1988 as a senior. With Howard, Johnson made 73 catches for 1,229 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Johnson began his coaching career in 2001 as running backs coach at South Carolina State University. He then became running backs and tight ends coach at the NCAA Division II Shaw University in 2002. From 2004 to 2005, Johnson was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Texas Southern University. In 2006, Johnson joined the Minnesota Vikings as the tight ends coach. He was let go by the Vikings at the end of the 2013 season after head coach Leslie Frazier was fired.