Chris Johnson

Player of American Football
Born Sep 23, 1990

Christopher Duan Johnson is an American football running back for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. Johnson is widely regarded as the fastest player in the NFL and as a Pro Bowl starter in his first three seasons, he has established himself as one of the elite running backs in the league. Unheralded out of Orlando, Florida, Johnson emerged as a senior at East Carolina where he broke out for 2,960 all-purpose yards and 24 touchdowns.… Read More

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  • Striking The Pose: Why The 2016 Heisman Race Is Surprising, But Not Unusual Sports Illustrated
    Google News - Dec 08, 2016
  • After Pitt Loss, No. 2 Clemson Faces Troubling Comparison: Are Tigers Like '14 Florida State? Sports Illustrated
    Google News - Nov 13, 2016
  • Briles Hopes Stidham Will Be Back For Baylor’s Bowl Game
    Houston Chronicle - Dec 07, 2015
  • Halftime: Ut 20, Baylor 0
    Houston Chronicle - Dec 05, 2015


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Johnson.


1985 Birth Born on September 23, 1985.


2004 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Johnson was born in Orlando, Florida. He played football at Olympia High School in Orlando. Considered only a two-star recruit by, Johnson was not ranked among the nation's top running back prospects in 2004. … Read More


2007 21 Years Old In Johnson's final collegiate game, the 2007 Hawai'i Bowl against Boise State, Johnson rushed for 223 yards on 28 carries and a touchdown as the Pirates won, 41–38. … Read More
Prior to the NFL Scouting Combine, Johnson was projected as a second- to third-round draft pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. … Read More
Johnson finished second in AP Rookie of the Year voting to Matt Ryan and was elected to the 2009 Pro Bowl.
2011 25 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 14, 2011, Johnson was selected to the 2011 Pro Bowl, his third in three years.
In early November, a report surfaced that Johnson could be released by the Titans prior to the fifth day of the 2012 league year, which begins every March. … Read More
2014 28 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 4, 2014 the Titans released Johnson.
The Jets declined the second year of Johnson's contract on February 15, 2015 making him a free agent in the 2015 offseason.


2016 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Johnson re-signed with the Cardinals on a one-year, $3 million contract on March 17, 2016.
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