Jimmy Johnson (American football)

Jimmy Johnson (American football)

Infobox NFLretired

name=Jimmy Johnson
birthdate=birth date and age|1938|03|31
Dallas, Texas
* San Francisco 49ers (1961-1976)
stat2label=INT yards
* Pro Bowl (x5) (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974)
* NFL 1970s All-Decade Team

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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