Undra Johnson

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Undra Johnson
Date of birth (1966-01-08) January 8, 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Valdosta, GA
Career information
Position(s) Running back
College West Virginia
NFL draft 1989 / Round: 7 / Pick: 172
Career history
As player
1989 Atlanta Falcons
1989 New Orleans Saints
1989 Dallas Cowboys
1991 San Antonio Riders
Career stats

Undra Jerome Johnson (born January 8, 1966) is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, and the Dallas Cowboys.

High school career[edit]

Johnson played high school football at Stranahan High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Collegiate career[edit]

Johnson played college football at West Virginia University in 1985 and played backup his freshman season, behind John Holifield. Johnson rushed for 257 yards and a touchdown that season.

In the 1986 season, Johnson's sophomore year, he beat out Holifield for the starting job at running back. He rushed for a team-high 652 yards and five touchdowns that season, as the Mountaineers went 4-7.

As a junior in 1987, Johnson played backup again, this time to A.B. Brown. Johnson and the Mountainers, led by the freshman star Major Harris at quarterback, went 6-6. Johnson rushed for 593 yards and four touchdowns that season, behind Brown's 1,000 yards.

In Johnson's final season as a Mountaineer, 1988, the team went undefeated for the first time in school history. Johnson shared time at halfback with Brown. Johnson was again second on the team rushing to Brown, this time with 709 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns.

Professional career[edit]

Johnson was drafted in the seventh round (172 overall) in the 1989 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.[1] He played one game for the Falcons and five games for the New Orleans Saints in the 1989 NFL season.


Johnson made an appearance at the 2007 West Virginia vs. East Carolina football game as an honorary captain for the Mountaineers.[2]

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