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Kyle Johnson
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Kyle Johnson begins his third season with the Cardinals after joining the team’s scouting department in May, 2010. He began his scouting career with Arizona after a six-year NFL playing career  as a fullback with the Denver Broncos (2002-07) where he appeared in 45 regular season games (24 starts) and two postseason contests. After spending his first two seasons as the Cardinals representative with the National Football Scouting service, Johnson is now responsible for scouting the Midwest region of the country.

Kyle Johnson begins his third season with the Cardinals after joining the team’s scouting department in May, 2010. He began his scouting career with Arizona after a six-year NFL playing career  as a fullback with the Denver Broncos (2002-07) where he appeared in 45 regular season games (24 starts) and two postseason contests. After spending his first two seasons as the Cardinals representative with the National Football Scouting service, Johnson is now responsible for scouting the Midwest region of the country.

Johnson was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the fifth-round (145th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft out of Syracuse. He was released by Carolina and appeared with the practice squads of the New York Giants and Detroit Lions in his rookie season before signing with the Broncos. During his tenure with the Broncos, Johnson helped block for three different 1,000-yard rushers as a three-year starter and ranked second in the NFL in 2005 among running backs with five receiving touchdowns. He also served at the Broncos representative with the NFL Players Association from 2005-07.

He finished his NFL career with nine carries for 39 yards and one touchdown, 33 receptions for 323 yards and eight touchdowns, and 16 special teams tackles. 

Johnson was a two-time captain (2000-01) and a three-time All-Big East Conference Academic selection while at Syracuse and finished his career with 101 carries for 466 yards (4.6 yard avg.) with eight touchdowns and 13 receptions for 116 yards (8.9 yard avg.) and two touchdowns. He was a nine-time member of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll at Syracuse and was named the Big East Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2001-02. He also served as the President of the Student Athletic Council from 1998-2001.

Johnson graduated from Syracuse with a bachelor’s degree in communications in 2000 and then received a Master’s of Business Administration from Syracuse in 2008.

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