Jimmie Johnson (American football)

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Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson, Minnesota Vikings TE coach.jpg
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1966-10-06) October 6, 1966 (age 54)
Augusta, Georgia
Career information
College: Howard
NFL Draft: 1989  / Round: 12 / Pick: 316
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:61
Receiving yards:723
Touchdowns:5
Player stats at NFL.com

Jimmie Olden Johnson Jr. (born October 6, 1966) is a former American football tight end and current coach. Johnson played college football at Howard University and professionally in the National Football League (NFL) from 1989 to 1998. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

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Early life and college

Johnson was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia and attended T. W. Josey High School. In 1989, Johnson graduated from Howard University with a bachelor's degree in consumer studies. He played four seasons on the Howard Bison football team and was a first-team All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference selection in 1988 as a senior. With Howard, Johnson made 73 catches for 1,229 yards and 16 touchdowns. Johnson was also a Two Time Sheridan Broadcasting Black College All-America in 1987 and 1988.

Coaching career

Johnson began his coaching career in 2001 as running backs coach at South Carolina State University. He then became the Offensive Coordinator/QB's and Wide Receivers coach at the NCAA Division II Shaw University in 2002 and 2003. From 2004 to 2005, Johnson was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Texas Southern University. In 2006, Johnson joined the Minnesota Vikings as the tight ends coach. [1] He was let go by the Vikings at the end of the 2013 season after head coach Leslie Frazier was fired.

New York Jets

Johnson was named the New York Jets' tight end coach on January 29, 2015. [2]

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References

  1. "Jimmie Johnson". Minnesota Vikings. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  2. Lange, Randy (January 29, 2015). "Bowles Adds 3 More Position Coaches to Staff". New York Jets. Archived from the original on January 29, 2015. Retrieved January 29, 2015.