Bademosi with the Patriots in 2017
|No. 23 – Houston Texans|
July 23, 1990|
Washington, D. C.
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||206 lb (93 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2017|
Johnson Bademosi (born July 23, 1990) is an American football cornerback and special teamer for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He was a member of the football, rugby, and track and field teams at Gonzaga College High School and went on to play college football for Stanford University.
Bademosi was a three-year starter at cornerback for Stanford. He recorded his first career interception against Washington during the 2010 season. Bademosi went on to be selected to the 2012 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. He also received an All-Conference honorable mention at Stanford for his participation in track and field.
Bademosi played sparingly on defense during his rookie season, but became a standout on special teams. He led the Browns (shared the lead in 2014) in special teams tackles each of his four seasons in Cleveland, and his 61 special teams tackles since 2012 rank second in the NFL during that span behind only Justin Bethel (64). During the 2015 season, he was the co-leader in the NFL in total special teams tackles with 17.
New England Patriots
On September 2, 2017, the Detroit Lions traded Bademosi to the New England Patriots for a 2019 sixth round draft pick. He played in all 16 games, starting three following an injury to Stephon Gilmore, recording a career-high 29 tackles. Bademosi and the Patriots reached Super Bowl LII, but the Patriots lost 41–33 to the Philadelphia Eagles with Bademosi recording 1 tackle in the game.
Bademosi received the Maurice "Maus" Collins Award for excellence and leadership on and off the football field while at Gonzaga College High School. He was a history major while attending Stanford. The son of immigrants, he is of Nigerian descent.
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