Jimmy Johnson
Personal Information
Position(s)
Cornerback
Jersey #(s)
37
Born: March 31 1938 (1938-03-31) (age 82)
Dallas, Texas
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Career information
Year(s) 19611976
NFL Draft 1961 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
NFL Supplemental Draft / Pick:
College UCLA
Professional teams
Career stats
INT 47
INT yards 615
Touchdowns 2
Stats at NFL.com
Career highlights and awards

For the former Head coach, player and executive, see Jimmy Johnson (American football coach).

James Earl Johnson (born March 31, 1938 in Dallas, Texas) is an American football former 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 where he was also a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity.[1]

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

NFL career (1961-76)[edit | edit source]

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.).

Johnson was named in an article by Dan Wetzel as the best cornerback never to play in a Super Bowl.[2]

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Pi Lambda Phi 2010 Membership Directory
  2. Greatest players never to make the Super Bowl. Yahoo! Sports (2009-07-22). Retrieved on 2009-07-22.
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