Josh Johnson (cornerback)

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Josh Johnson
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Johnson in 2011
Ottawa Redblacks
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1990-09-10) September 10, 1990 (age 27)
Dade City, Florida
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Dade City (FL) Pasco
College: Purdue
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles: 9
Interceptions: 0
Forced fumbles: 0
Pass deflections: 1
Player stats at
Career CFL statistics
Tackles: 100
Sacks: 5.0
Interceptions: 3

Joshua Lutrail Johnson (born September 10, 1990) is an American football cornerback who plays for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Purdue University.

High school career[edit]

Johnson attended Pasco High School in Dade City, Florida. He was a first team All-Sun Coast and All-Sunshine Athletic Conference after catching 32 passes for 466 yards (14.6 average) and nine touchdowns and rushing for 204 yards on 39 carries (5.2 average) as senior helping his team advanced to state semifinals. He also played baseball and was named one of the top 100 juniors in the nation after leading the Tampa Bay area in home runs.

Considered a two-star recruit by, he accepted a scholarship to Purdue over an offer from Vanderbilt.[1]

College career[edit]

During his tenure, he started 36 of 49 games, where he accumulated 184 tackles (149 solo), including 7.5 for a loss, 31 pass break ups and six interceptions. He was twice named Academic All-Big Ten and was an all conference honorable mention as a senior.

Professional career[edit]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

Johnson went undrafted during the 2013 NFL Draft, but signed with the San Diego Chargers after the draft ended.

BC Lions[edit]

Johnson played for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League from 2014 to 2015.[2]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Johnson signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on February 12, 2016.[2] On August 14, 2017, Johnson was waived/injured by the Jaguars and placed on injured reserve.[3] He was released on October 10, 2017.

Ottawa Redblacks[edit]

Josh Johnson signed with the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL) on March 14, 2018.[4]


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  2. ^ a b "Jaguars sign free agent CB from Canadian Football League". February 12, 2016. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ Oehser, John (August 14, 2017). "Jaguars sign tight end David Grinnage". 
  4. ^ "REDBLACKS sign DB Josh Johnson - Ottawa REDBLACKS". Ottawa REDBLACKS. 2018-03-15. Retrieved 2018-03-16. 

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