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|Born:||November 16, 1960|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||185 lb (84 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||1983 / Round: 6 / Pick: 141|
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Trumaine Johnson (born January 16, 1960) is a retired American football player who played in the National Football League and the United States Football League.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL's 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held in the first Sunday in February, and is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC.
The United States Football League (USFL) was an American football league that played for three seasons, 1983 through 1985. The league played a spring/summer schedule in each of its active seasons. The 1986 season was scheduled to be played in the autumn/winter, directly competing against the long-established National Football League (NFL). However, the USFL ceased operations before that season was scheduled to begin.
Johnson was drafted by the Chicago Blitz of the United States Football League in 1983 after a college football career at Grambling State University.
The Chicago Blitz was a professional American football team that played in the United States Football League in the mid-1980s. They played at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.
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Grambling State University (GSU) is a historically black public university in Grambling, Louisiana. The university is home of the Eddie G. Robinson Museum and is listed on the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail. The university is a member-school of the University of Louisiana System and Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
Johnson caught a league leading 81 passes for a league leading 1327 yards with 10 touchdowns in his rookie season with the Blitz. He was named to the USFL All-Star team.
In 1984, Johnson played for the Arizona Wranglers and caught 90 passes for 1258 yards with 13 touchdowns. He was again named to the USFL All-Star team.
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He then switched to the National Football League in 1985 and played for the San Diego Chargers as a reserve wide receiver for the next two seasons. He joined the Buffalo Bills in 1987 and had his biggest NFL season there in 1988 when he caught 38 passes for 528 yards. He retired after that season.
The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team based in the Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area. The Bills compete in the National Football League (NFL), as a member club of the league's American Football Conference (AFC) East division. The team plays their home games at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. The Bills are the only NFL team that plays its home games in the state of New York. The Bills conduct summer training camp at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, New York, an eastern suburb of Rochester.
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