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Chris Johnson
RB #23
Height:
5-11
Weight:
203
Age:
31
College:
East Carolina
Hometown:
Orlando, FL
Experience:
9

Quick Stats (2016):

CAR
25
YDS
95
AVG
3.8
TDS
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 2,118 9,537 4.5 94 55 302 2,212 7.3 69 9 21 16
2016 ARI 4 0 25 95 3.8 18 1 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
2015 ARI 11 9 196 814 4.2 62 3 6 58 9.7 40 0 2 2
2014 NYJ 16 6 155 663 4.3 47 1 24 151 6.3 26 1 1 1
2013 TEN 16 16 279 1,077 3.9 30T 6 42 345 8.2 66T 4 3 2
2012 TEN 16 15 276 1,243 4.5 94T 6 36 232 6.4 22 0 5 4
2011 TEN 16 16 262 1,047 4 48T 4 57 418 7.3 34 0 3 1
2010 TEN 16 16 316 1,364 4.3 76T 11 44 245 5.6 25 1 3 2
2009 TEN 16 16 358 2,006 5.6 91T 14 50 503 10.1 69T 2 3 3
2008 TEN 15 14 251 1,228 4.9 66T 9 43 260 6 25 1 1 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 NE L 21-23 1 2 2 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 TB W 40-7 16 54 3.4 9 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @BUF L 18-33 2 5 2.5 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 LA L 13-17 6 34 5.7 18 0 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --

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Biography

NoteCARDS:

  • Signed with the Cardinals during training camp in 2015 and went on to play in 11 games (nine starts) and led the team with 814 rushing yards on 196 carries with three TDs. Had four 100-yard rushing games in 2015, the most by a Cardinals player in a season since 1985. Agreed to terms on one-year contract to remain with Arizona on 3/17/16.
  • In eight NFL seasons with the Titans (2008-13), Jets (2014) and Cardinals (2015), has played in 122 career games (108 starts) and run for 9,442 yards and 54 TDs on 2,093 carries. Also has 302 receptions for 2,212 yards and nine TDs.
  • Finished the 2015 season ranked fourth among active NFL players with 9,442 rushing yards. Since entering the NFL in 2008, ranks second in the league with both 2,093 rushing attempts and 9,442 rushing yards and third with 11,654 yards from scrimmage.
  • Three-time Pro Bowler (2008-10) is one of seven players in NFL history to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season. Johnson ran for a league-best 2,006 yards and 14 TDs on 358 carries in 2009, earning AP Offensive Player of the Year honors and was named first-team All-Pro by the AP and the PFWA.
  • In addition to his 2,006 rushing yards in 2009, added a career-best 503 receiving yards on 50 catches to set an NFL single-season record with 2,509 yards from scrimmage, breaking Marshall Faulk’s record of 2,429 yards in 1999.
  • Ran for more than 1,000 yards in each of his first six seasons, becoming just the sixth player in league history to do so, joining Barry Sanders, Corey Dillon, Curtis Martin, Eric Dickerson and LaDainian Tomlinson.
  • Has run for an NFL-record six TDs of at least 80 yards in his career.
  • Named AFC Offensive Player of the Month in November 2009 and is a four-time AFC Offensive Player of the Week winner (Week 8, 2009; Week 5, 2010; Week 12, 2011; Week 7, 2012).
  • Earned All-Rookie honors from the PFWA and Sporting News in 2008 after rushing for 1,228 yards and nine TDs on 251 carries.

 Pro Career: Originally selected by the Tennessee Titans in the first round (24th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. Released on 4/4/14 and signed with New York Jets on 4/16/14. Released on 2/14/15. Signed with a one-year contract with Cardinals on 8/17/15. Agreed to terms on a one-year contract to remain with the Cardinals on 3/17/16.

NoteCARDS:

  • Signed with the Cardinals during training camp in 2015 and went on to play in 11 games (nine starts) and led the team with 814 rushing yards on 196 carries with three TDs. Had four 100-yard rushing games in 2015, the most by a Cardinals player in a season since 1985. Agreed to terms on one-year contract to remain with Arizona on 3/17/16.
  • In eight NFL seasons with the Titans (2008-13), Jets (2014) and Cardinals (2015), has played in 122 career games (108 starts) and run for 9,442 yards and 54 TDs on 2,093 carries. Also has 302 receptions for 2,212 yards and nine TDs.
  • Finished the 2015 season ranked fourth among active NFL players with 9,442 rushing yards. Since entering the NFL in 2008, ranks second in the league with both 2,093 rushing attempts and 9,442 rushing yards and third with 11,654 yards from scrimmage.
  • Three-time Pro Bowler (2008-10) is one of seven players in NFL history to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season. Johnson ran for a league-best 2,006 yards and 14 TDs on 358 carries in 2009, earning AP Offensive Player of the Year honors and was named first-team All-Pro by the AP and the PFWA.
  • In addition to his 2,006 rushing yards in 2009, added a career-best 503 receiving yards on 50 catches to set an NFL single-season record with 2,509 yards from scrimmage, breaking Marshall Faulk’s record of 2,429 yards in 1999.
  • Ran for more than 1,000 yards in each of his first six seasons, becoming just the sixth player in league history to do so, joining Barry Sanders, Corey Dillon, Curtis Martin, Eric Dickerson and LaDainian Tomlinson.
  • Has run for an NFL-record six TDs of at least 80 yards in his career.
  • Named AFC Offensive Player of the Month in November 2009 and is a four-time AFC Offensive Player of the Week winner (Week 8, 2009; Week 5, 2010; Week 12, 2011; Week 7, 2012).
  • Earned All-Rookie honors from the PFWA and Sporting News in 2008 after rushing for 1,228 yards and nine TDs on 251 carries.

 

Pro Career: Originally selected by the Tennessee Titans in the first round (24th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. Released on 4/4/14 and signed with New York Jets on 4/16/14. Released on 2/14/15. Signed with a one-year contract with Cardinals on 8/17/15. Agreed to terms on a one-year contract to remain with the Cardinals on 3/17/16.

2015: After signing with the Cardinals during training camp, led the team with 814 rushing yards on 196 carries with three TDs in 11 games (nine starts) … also had six receptions for 58 yards before suffering a knee/leg injury that ended his season … had four 100-yard games, the most by a Cardinal in a single season in 30 years … named a Pro Bowl alternate and was selected as the team’s Ed Block Courage Award recipient … rushed for 37 yards on 10 carries in his Arizona debut vs. NO (9/13) … ran for 72 yards on 20 carries @ Chi (9/20) … totaled 110 yards and two TDs on 22 carries vs. SF (9/27); also had a 40-yard reception in the third quarter to help set up a TD; marked first 100-yard game with the Cardinals and was his 16th career game with multiple rushing TDs; surpassed 11,000 career yards from scrimmage … ran for team-high 83 yards on 16 carries and added three catches for 11 yards vs. StL (10/4); last reception was the 300th of his career … led the team with 103 yards on 11 carries @ Det (10/11); had 40-yard run on team’s 99-yard TD drive in the second quarter … ran for 40 yards on 14 carries and had a five-yard reception @ Pit (10/18) … ran for a season-high 122 yards and a 26-yard TD on 18 carries vs. Bal (10/26); had season-long 62-yard run in the third quarter that led to a FG; marked 39th career 100-yard rushing game as he became first Cardinal since Edgerrin James in 2007 with three 100-yard games in a season … carried a season-high 30 times for 109 yards @ Cle (11/1); became first Cardinal since Stump Mitchell (1985) to have four 100-yard rushing games in a season and was his 40th career 100-yard game; 30 carries was the most by a Cardinal in a single game since Edgerrin James in 2006 … ran for 58 yards on 25 carries @ Sea (11/15) … had 63 yards on 18 attempts vs. Cin (11/22) ... rushed for 17 yards on 12 carries before leaving in the third quarter with an injury @ SF (11/29) … placed on injured reserve/designated to return (knee/leg) on 12/1.

2014: Played in all 16 games (six starts) in his only season with the Jets and rushed for 663 yards and a TD on 155 carries … also caught 24 passes for 151 yards and a TD … started in his New York debut and totaled 68 yards on 13 carries to go with 23 yards on five receptions and one TD vs. Oak (9/7); became the 47th player in NFL history to eclipse the 8,000 career rushing yards mark … ran for a 35-yard touchdown as part of his 44 yards on six carries vs. Det (9/28) ... ran for 61 yards on 13 carries and caught two passes for 19 yards @ NE (10/16) ... posted 69 rushing yards on 11 carries and added a season-high 32 receiving yards on two receptions @ KC (11/2) ... ran for a season-high 105 yards on 17 carries vs. Mia (12/1); helped team run for 277 yards, the eighth-highest output in franchise history.

2013: Started all 16 games and rushed for 1,077 yards and six TDs on 279 carries ... became the sixth player in NFL history to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark in each of his first six seasons ... added 42 receptions for 345 yards and four receiving TDs ... ranked 11th in the NFL with 1,422 yards from scrimmage … scored his first TD of the season on a 49-yard reception caught in the backfield off a shuffle pass vs. KC (10/6); hauled in four receptions for 63 yards … had a season-high 71 receiving yards on four receptions, including a 66-yard catch-and-run touchdown caught in the backfield vs. SF (10/20) … recorded his first 100-yard rushing game on the season, running for a season-high 150 yards on 23 carries and scoring his first two TDs on the ground, a game-tying 14-yard third-quarter score and a game-winning 19-yard touchdown with 2:59 to play in the fourth quarter @ StL (11/3) … had his second two-touchdown game in three weeks, scoring touchdowns of 30 and seven yards in the first quarter vs. Ind (11/14) … had a one-yard reception @ Ind (12/1); hauled in a season-high six passes for 32 yards to go along with 69 rushing yards on 18 carries … scored his fifth rushing touchdown of the season on a three-yard run in the first quarter @ Den (12/8) … recorded his career-high fourth receiving touchdown on the year, a 25-yard score vs. Ari (12/15) … rushed for his second 100-yard game, totaling 127 rushing yards on 27 carries vs. Hou (12/29), including an 11-yard touchdown, his sixth of the season.

2012: Played in all 16 games with 15 starts and finished fifth in the AFC and ninth in the NFL with 1,243 rushing yards on 276 carries ... ranked sixth in the AFC with 1,475 yards from scrimmage ... caught 36 passes for 232 yards … rushed for 100 or more yards five times ... tallied four plays of 30 or more yards, 16 plays of 15 or more yards and 36 plays that gained 10 or more yards ... carried the ball 25 times for 141 yards and grabbed two recep­tions for 16 yards @ Hou (9/30) … named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the fourth time in his career after tallying 195 rushing yards, the third-most yards on the ground in his career, on 18 carries with two rushing scores @ Buf (10/21); got the Titans on the scoreboard with a 16-yard TD in the open­ing quarter and then gave the Titans a 14-7 lead by running 83 yards for a TD off left guard; became NFL’s all-time career leader with four TD runs of 80 yards or longer ...  carried the ball 16 times for 141 yards, including an 80-yard TD @ Chi (11/4); also caught four passes for 10 yards; 80-yard TD run with 10:09 left in the game was his fifth career TD run of 80 yards or longer … rushed 23 times for 126 yards and a touchdown @ Mia (11/11); extended the Titans lead to 14-0 with a 17-yard TD run in the opening quarter … carried the ball 21 times for 122 yards and a TD vs. NYJ (12/17); set a fran­chise record and a new career high with a 94-yard TD run up the middle to give the Titans a 7-3 lead with 8:53 remaining in the second quarter, adding to his NFL record with his sixth TD run of 80 yards or longer … rushed for 56 yards on 21 carries with a TD vs. Jax (12/30); gave the Titans a 7-0 lead with a two-yard touchdown run.

2011: Started all 16 games and led the team and ranked ninth in the AFC with 1,047 rushing yards … ranked sixth in the AFC with 1,465 yards from scrimmage … tallied four plays of 30 or more yards, 24 plays of 15 or more yards and 36 plays that gained 10 or more yards … led the team in rushing yards 12 times … posted 101 rushing yards on 23 carries @ Cle (10/2) … scored his first TD of the season with a one-yard plunge in the third quarter @ Pit (10/9) … rushed 27 times for 130 yards and a TD @ Car (11/13); caught four passes for 44 yards; gave the Titans a 30-3 lead with a one-yard TD in the fourth quarter … named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after amass­ing the fourth-best rushing performance of his career with 190 yards on 23 carries vs. TB (11/27); registered eight rushes of 10 or more yards … rushed for 153 yards on 23 carries with two TDs @ Buf (12/4); gave the Titans a 10-7 advantage with a 48-yard TD run in the first quarter; scored his second TD of the afternoon on a four-yard run in the second quarter.

2010: Named to the Pro Bowl for the third straight season after starting all 16 games and finishing fourth in the NFL and third in the AFC with 1,364 rushing yards ... became the 10th player in NFL history to reach the 1,200-yard rushing mark in his first three NFL seasons … finished sixth in the AFC with 12 total TDs ... led the team with 44 receptions ... tallied seven plays of 30 or more yards, 22 plays of 15 or more yards and 41 plays that gained 10 or more yards ... rushed for more than 100 yards in 12 consecutive games (10/18/09 - 9/12/10), which ranks second in NFL history (Barry Sand­ers, 14) and moved him ahead of Marcus Allen’s 11-game streak from 1985-1986 ... notched 27 carries for 142 yards and two TDs vs. Oak (9/12); also caught a team-best four passes for eight yards; gave the Titans a commanding 24-3 lead with a 76-yard TD jaunt with 1:43 left in the first half; extended the Titans lead to 31-6 with a four-yard TD run in the third quarter; went over 4,000 scrimmage yards for his career, reaching the mark in 32 career games which put him in a tie with Billy Sims for the fourth quickest to do so... carried the ball 32 times for 125 yards and two TDs @ NYG (9/26); gave the Titans a 10-0 lead with a one-yard TD run in the second quarter and concluded the Titans’ scoring with an eight-yard TD with 4:02 left in the game … earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after carrying the ball 19 times for 131 yards with two TDs @ Dal (10/10); gave the Titans a 27-20 lead with a one-yard TD run midway through the fourth quarter; scored the winning TD on a one-yard plunge with 3:28 remaining in the fourth quarter … rushed for 111 yards and a TD on 26 carries @ Jax (10/18); sealed the victory with a 35-yard TD run on a 4th-n-5 play with 1:40 remaining in the game; marked eighth consecutive road game with 100 or more rushing yards … posted 117 rushing yards on 17 carries with a TD @ Mia (11/14); tied the score at 7-7 with a 17-yard TD run; on a seven-yard run in the first quarter, became the seventh player in NFL history to reach 4,000 career rushing yards in his first 40 career games … notched 130 rushing yards on 21 car­ries vs. Was (11/21); registered consecutive runs of 20 and 29 yards late in the fourth quarter … rushed for 111 yards on 22 carries vs. Ind (12/9); led the team with eight receptions and 68 receiving yards; cut the Colts lead to 21-7 with a one-yard TD run with 49 seconds remaining in the first half … eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark for the eighth time on the season with 130 yards and a TD on 24 carries vs. Hou (12/19); gave the Titans a commanding 21-0 lead with an 11-yard touchdown run off right tackle in the first quarter.

2009: Named AP Offensive Player of the Year and was the only unanimous AP first-team All-Pro selection after leading the NFL with a franchise-best 2,006 rushing yards and an NFL-record 2,509 yards from scrim­mage ... became only the sixth player in NFL history to reach 2,000 rushing yards in a season ... selected as a starter to his second consecutive Pro Bowl … became the first player in NFL history with at least 2,000 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in the same season ... led the NFL with 97 first downs and tied for first in the AFC and second in the NFL with 16 total TDs ... rushed for more than 100 yards in 11 consecutive games to conclude the season ... tallied 17 plays of 30 or more yards, 38 plays of 15 or more yards and 67 plays that gained 10 or more yards ... led the team with 50 receptions and finished third on the squad with 503 receiving yards ... named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for November after rush­ing for an NFL-best 800 yards (6.6 average) on 122 attempts and tying for the league high with seven TDs as he helped the Titans post a 5-0 record ... his 800 rushing yards were the most by a player in a month since 1970 ... posted at least 125 rushing yards in six con­secutive games (10/18 – 11/29), tying the NFL record set by Pro Foot­ball Hall of Famers Earl Campbell (1980) and Eric Dickerson (1984) ... became the first player in NFL history with six consecutive games of 125+ rushing yards and a 5.0+ yards per carry average in each of those games (Jim Brown, 1958) ... with his three TD runs of 85 or more yards (91, 89, 85), became the only player in NFL history to register three career TD runs of 85 or more yards ... tallied a career-best 284 yards from scrimmage, while posting a then career-best 197 rushing yards on 16 attempts with two TDs vs. Hou (9/20); recorded then career highs with nine receptions and 87 receiving yards and a TD; gave the Titans an early 7-0 lead with a 57-yard TD run in the first quarter; hauled in a short pass and scampered 69 yards untouched for a TD in the first quarter; gave the Titans a 31-24 lead with a then-career-best and franchise-tying high 91-yard touchdown run in the third quarter … named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career after setting a franchise record with 228 rushing yards on 24 carries and two TDs vs. Jax (11/1); gave the Titans a 20-13 lead with a 52-yard TD run in the third quarter and on the opening play of the fourth quarter, took a handoff and ran for an 89-yard TD … eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark for the third straight game, carrying the ball 25 times for 135 yards and two TDs @ SF (11/8); tied the game with a one-yard TD in the third quarter and gave the Titans a 24-20 lead by finding the end zone for a two-yard TD run on a fourth-and-inches play in the fourth quarter … became just the second player in franchise history to post 100 receiving yards and 100 rushing yards in the same game vs. Buf (11/15); led the team with 132 rush­ing yards on 26 carries with two TDs, and led the team with nine receptions for a team-best 100 receiving yards; tied the score with a 28-yard TD in the first quarter; broke two tackles at the goal line and scored a one-yard TD on 3rd-n-1, giving the Titans a 24-17 lead in the fourth quarter … reached the 100-yard rushing mark for the fifth consecutive game with 29 carries for 151 yards @ Hou (11/23) in the Titans 20-17 Monday Night Football victory … carried the ball 18 times for 154 yards with a TD in the Titans 20-17 come-from-behind victory vs. Ari (11/29); gave the Titans a 13-3 lead with an 85-yard TD run in the third quarter … carried 27 times for 113 yards @ Ind (12/6), marking his seventh consecutive 100- yard rushing performance … amassed his eighth consecutive 100-yard rushing performance with 28 carries for 117 yards and two TDs vs. StL (12/13); grabbed three receptions for 69 yards and another score; gave the Titans an early 7-0 lead with a 39-yard TD run in the first quarter; hauled in a screen pass and raced 66 yards for a TD with six seconds remaining in the first quarter; extended the Titans lead to 33-0 with a three-yard TD run in the third quarter … carried the ball 29 times for 104 yards in the Titans’ 27-24 overtime win vs. Mia (12/20) … rushed 21 times for 142 yards and a score vs. SD (12/25); found a seam off right end and scampered 30 yards for a TD in the fourth quarter … registered a career-best 36 carries for 134 yards and two TDs @ Sea (1/3/10); gave the Titans an early 7-0 lead with a six-yard TD run in the first quarter; with a nine-yard catch in the second quarter, set the NFL all-time sin­gle-season scrimmage yards record previously held by Marshall Faulk (2,429 yards); with a four-yard carry in the fourth quarter, became only the sixth player in NFL history to amass 2,000 rushing yards in a season; gave the Titans a 17-13 lead with a one-yard TD in the fourth quarter.

2008: Led the Titans with 1,228 rushing yards and was named to the Pro Bowl as a rookie … appeared in 15 games (14 starts) and finished third in AFC and eighth in NFL in rushing yards ... his 4.9-yard average was first in AFC (fourth in NFL) ... added 260 receiving yards and his 1,488 scrimmage yards ranked fifth in AFC and 10th in NFL ... tied for seventh in AFC with 10 total TDs ... registered 21 plays of 15 or more yards...  named All-Rookie by Sporting News and Pro Football Weekly/Profes­sional Football Writers of America ... named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for September after totaling 402 yards from scrimmage, including 337 rushing yards, and three TDs … started in NFL de­but vs. Jax (9/7) and totaled 15 carries for game-high 93 yards; scored his first NFL touchdown on a seven-yard pass from Vince Young … recorded first career 100-yard rushing effort, totaling 109 yards on 19 carries @ Cin (9/14); his 51-yard run late in second quarter led to a TD and tied for team’s third-longest run since 1999 … recorded first two rushing TDs of career vs. Min (9/28), scoring on a one-yard run in the first quarter and a six-yard run in the fourth quarter … led team with 168 yards on 18 carries and scored a 66-yard TD @ KC (10/19); helped team set its all-time single-game rushing re­cord with 332 total yards on ground; named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week … had team-high 77 rushing yards, including 16-yard TD run that sealed victory vs. Ind (10/27) … led team with 89 rushing yards, including a three-yard TD run vs. GB (11/2); also led club with six re­ceptions for 72 yards, giving him 161 yards from scrimmage; named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for the second time … totaled 125 yards and two TDs on 16 carries @ Det (11/27); scored on carries of six yards and 58 yards in the first quarter for second ca­reer multi-touchdown game … re­corded his fourth 100-yard game of the season (second consecutive), carrying 19 times for 136 yards and one score vs. Cle (12/7); with his 17-yard carry in the second quarter, became third rookie in franchise history to reach 1,000-yard mark; sealed victory with a 25-yard touchdown run … scored on a 21-yard run on 4th-n-1 in third quarter vs. Pit (12/21) … contributed 100 yards of offense in Divisional Playoff vs. Bal (1/10/09) before leaving game with sprained ankle in second quar­ter; scored on an eight-yard TD run.

College: Appeared in 47 games with 36 starts and became third all-time leading rusher in school history with 2,982 rushing yards … set team record among running backs in career receptions (125) and receiving yards (1,296) … also became Pirates career leader in total TDs (44), kickoff return yards (2,715–a Conference USA record) and all-purpose yards (6,993–third in Conference USA history) … set or tied 18 game, season and career records at ECU ... as a senior in 2007, led the nation with 227.7 all-purpose yards per game and was named a first-team All-American by Pro Football Weekly and honorable mention All-American by SI.com ... started all 13 games and totaled 236 carries for 1,423 yards and 17 TDs ... added 37 receptions for 528 yards and six TDs and 36 kickoff returns for 1,009 yards and one TD … played 12 games with five starts as a junior … had 78 carries for 314 yards and four TDs and 21 receptions for 176 yards... named first-team All-Conference USA as a return spe­cialist after posting 21 kickoff returns for 482 yards (23.0 avg.) and one TD … earned Conference USA All-Freshman honors in 2004 after rushing for 561 yards and five TDs on 134 carries.

Personal: Attended Olympia (FL) High School where he earned All-Orange County honors as a senior … scored eight TDs as senior and eclipsed 1,000 yards his junior year … also played basketball and competed in track … ran a 10.38-second 100-meter dash and anchored 4x100 team that won Golden South and Golden West National Championships … worked with The Key alliance in Nashville to support Project Homeless Connect that provided more than 10,000 direct servic­es to about 1,500 individuals and families struggling with home­lessness in Nashville … majored in Communications.

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