Jimmy Johnson (American football)


Jimmy Johnson (American football)

Infobox NFLretired


name=Jimmy Johnson
|caption=
position=Cornerback
number=37
birthdate=birth date and age|1938|03|31
Dallas, Texas
debutyear=1961
finalyear=1976
draftyear=1961
draftround=1
draftpick=6
college=UCLA
teams=
* San Francisco 49ers (1961-1976)
stat1label=INT
stat1value=47
stat2label=INT yards
stat2value=615
stat3label=Touchdowns
stat3value=2
nfl=JOH330276
highlights=
* Pro Bowl (x5) (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974)
* NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
HOF=105
CollegeHOF=

James Earl Johnson (born March 31, 1938 in Dallas, Texas) was an American football cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers. In 1994, he was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He played both offense and defense as a college football player at UCLA.

His brother is Rafer Johnson, an Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist.

NFL career

Jimmy Johnson played NFL football for 16 years at multiple positions. He first played safety, then he moved to wide receiver, then back to safety, and finally to cornerback. During his career, he intercepted 47 passes and returned them for 615 yards. He also caught 34 passes for 627 yards (18.44 yards per. reception avg.).

External links

* [http://www.jimmyjohnson37.com JimmyJohnson37.com]
*Pro Football Hall of Fame [http://profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=105 Jimmy Johnson profile]


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