Kevin Johnson (wide receiver)
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|Date of birth:||July 15, 1976|
|Place of birth:||Trenton, New Jersey|
|NFL Draft:||1999 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32|
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Kevin L. Johnson (born July 15, 1976) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver in college for Syracuse University then for seven seasons in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Detroit Lions.
During his freshman year at Syracuse, Johnson lost a quarterback competition to Donovan McNabb which precipitated a position switch to wide receiver. Following his fourth season, Johnson was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He caught a Hail Mary touchdown pass from Tim Couch as time expired against the New Orleans Saints to give the new Cleveland Browns their first win following the team's return to the NFL. Johnson played for the Browns until 2003, when he was cut mid-season by head coach Paul Hilton "Butch" Davis after Johnson had many productive season as the Browns leading receiver. Johnson was subsequently claimed by 16 teams, and awarded to the Jaguars. The Jaguars later traded Johnson to the Ravens for a 4th round pick. The Ravens released Johnson after a single season. Johnson then signed as a free agent with the Lions. He played in only six games during what would be his final season in the NFL in 2005.
Kevin Johnson spent years developing and constructing a massive fitness center in New Jersey which is called Team 85 wellness and fitness.
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- Len Pasquarelli (April 26, 2004). "Johnson should help Ravens passing attack". ESPN. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
- Allen Park (April 22, 2005). "Lions sign WR Kevin Johnson". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-05-31.