Rick Johnson (gridiron football)

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Rick Johnson
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Born: (1961-01-21) January 21, 1961 (age 60)
Wheaton, Illinois
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL status American
Position(s) QB
College Southern Illinois
NFL draft 1984 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48
Drafted by Los Angeles Rams
Career history
As player
1984 Oklahoma Outlaws
1985 Arizona Outlaws
1985–1988 Calgary Stampeders
1989 Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1986

Rick Johnson (born January 2, 1961) is a former all-star quarterback in the Canadian Football League.

Johnson played college football for the Southern Illinois Salukis, where he was starting quarterback on the team that won the 1983 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game. [1] [2] He played in the United States Football League for the Oklahoma/Arizona Outlaws in 1984. He moved to Canada in 1985, and played for the Calgary Stampeders. He was a CFL All-Star in 1986.

After retiring from football, Johnson became an actor and movie director. He directed the film Rustin . [3] Johnson had a small role in the movie Jerry Maguire as the client that Bob Sugar attempts to hug. [4] He also appears in Point of Betrayal (1995).

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References

  1. Monserud, Scott (December 18, 1983). "Salukis crush W. Carolina". The Southern Illinoisan . Carbondale, Illinois. p. 17. Retrieved May 8, 2019 via newspapers.com.
  2. Monserud, Scott (December 18, 1983). "Salukis win national championship (cont'd)". The Southern Illinoisan . Carbondale, Illinois. p. 18. Retrieved May 8, 2019 via newspapers.com.
  3. Johnson, Rick (2001-06-18), Rustin (Comedy, Drama), Rick Johnson, Meat Loaf, Ashley Johnson, Zachery Ty Bryan, C-Dub Productions, Dahlia Street Films, Grabba-Bat Productions, retrieved 2020-12-02
  4. "Rick Johnson". IMDb.