Keyshawn Johnson

All-american College Football Player + Professional Football Player + Wide Receiver
Born Jul 22, 1972

Joseph Keyshawn Johnson is a former American college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. He played college football for the University of Southern California, and earned All-American honors. The first pick in the 1996 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers.… Read More

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1972 Birth Born on July 22, 1972.


1984 11 Years Old He was the first wide receiver selected with the number one overall pick since Irving Fryar was chosen by New England in 1984.


After playing football for two years at West Los Angeles College, Johnson transferred to University of Southern California, where he played for coach John Robinson's USC Trojans football team in 1994 and 1995.
The Trojans then played in the 1996 Rose Bowl, during which Johnson caught 12 passes for a Rose Bowl record 216 yards and one touchdown in the Trojans' 41–32 victory over the Northwestern Wildcats. … Read More
1998 - 2000 2 More Events
2002 29 Years Old In 2002 Johnson went on to win a Super Bowl with the Buccaneers after the arrival of new head coach Jon Gruden, who succeeded Tony Dungy. … Read More


2003 - 2004 2 More Events
On March 23, 2006, Johnson signed a four-year, $14-million-dollar deal with the Carolina Panthers. … Read More
Johnson was released from the Panthers on May 1, 2007, after just one season with the team. … Read More
2008 35 Years Old In November 2008, Johnson was contracted for a weekend TV Series called Keyshawn Johnson: Tackling Design.
2009 36 Years Old The show was on A&E in July 2009 and showcases Johnson's knowledge of interior design to help other people redecorate their homes. … Read More
2011 38 Years Old On January 23, 2011, Johnson was not on Sunday NFL Countdown for Championship weekend because his mother unexpectedly died.
2012 39 Years Old In 2012, Johnson starred in Jägermeister's critically acclaimed A Stronger Bond television and digital campaign created by the award-winning advertising agency Mistress.


2013 40 Years Old In 2013, Johnson was announced to be a contestant on the 17th season of Dancing with the Stars. … Read More
2015 42 Years Old Following the 2015 season, ESPN declined to renew his contract.
2016 43 Years Old In 2016, Johnson revealed that his nephew is Michael Thomas, a wide receiver for New Orleans Saints drafted in round 2 in 2016 Draft. … Read More
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