|Date of birth:||May 31, 1960|
|Place of birth:||Inglewood, California|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Norman Douglas "Norm" Johnson (born May 31, 1960, Inglewood, California) is a former professional American football placekicker who played for 18 seasons in the National Football League. During that time, he played for the Seattle Seahawks (1982–90), Atlanta Falcons (1991–1994), Pittsburgh Steelers (1995–98), and the Philadelphia Eagles (1999). Johnson played college football at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Johnson finished his 18 NFL seasons with 366 of 477 field goals (76%) and 638 of 644 extra points (99%), giving him a total of 1,736 points. As of October 18, 2013, he ranks tenth on the NFL's list of all time leading scorers, earning him the enduring nickname "Mr. Automatic" received during his tenure with the Seattle Seahawks.
Johnson's best season was in 1995, when he led the NFL in field goals made (34) and attempted (41), while also successfully kicking all 39 of his extra point attempts. He then assisted the Steelers to Super Bowl XXX by kicking four field goals in their 40-21 divisional playoff win over the Buffalo Bills and two field goals in their 20-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC title game. He also kicked a 46-yard field goal in the Steelers' 27-17 Super Bowl loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Johnson's family includes wife Lori, and three sons, Jordan, Jarrett and Jameson.
Johnson graduated in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in economics from UCLA. After his NFL career, he made his real estate hobby into a profession. He now resides in western Washington state, where he works as a real estate agent.
On December 10, 2007, Johnson rescued a woman who had rolled over her car on icy roads in Kitsap County, Washington. As she struggled to crawl from the partially submerged car, Johnson freed her by breaking out a window with a rock.
Notes and references
- "Norm Johnson Career Statistics". National Football League. Retrieved February 4, 2010.
- Farnsworth, Clare (January 18, 2006). "Where Are They Now? The 1984 Seattle Seahawks". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Wife, Lori, and three sons -- Jordan, now 17; Jarrett, 14; and Jameson, 9.
- Sullivan, Jennifer (December 12, 2007). "Former Seahawk kicker pulls motorist from ditch". The Seattle Times.
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