Jeremi Johnson

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Jeremi Johnson
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Johnson in 2006.
No. 31, 23
Position:Fullback
Personal information
Born: (1980-09-04) September 4, 1980 (age 38)
Louisville, Kentucky
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
College:Western Kentucky
NFL Draft:2003 / Round: 4 / Pick: 118
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Big Ten All-Freshman (1999)
  • NCAA 1-AA National Champion (2002)
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:60
Receiving yards:301
Receiving touchdowns:6
Player stats at NFL.com

Jeremi Ray Johnson (born September 4, 1980) is a former American football fullback. He was drafted by the Bengals in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Indiana University and Western Kentucky.

Early years[edit]

Johnson was a standout for Ballard High School, rushing for over 2,000 yards and scoring 35 touchdowns in his junior and senior seasons.

College career[edit]

Indiana[edit]

As a collegiate player, Jeremi Johnson played his first three seasons at Indiana University, where he was named to the All-Big Ten Conference freshman team in 1999. However, in 2002, Johnson suffered a hamstring injury in spring practice.

Western Kentucky[edit]

Jeremi Johnson transferred to Western Kentucky University for his senior season, where he was a key player on the Hilltoppers' NCAA Division 1-AA championship team.

Professional career[edit]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Johnson was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth round (118th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. He was released after the 2009 season.

Johnson's strength and power as a fullback helped Rudi Johnson set a franchise rushing record in 2004 with 1,454 yards, as Rudi was named to the AFC Pro Bowl team. In 2005 he helped Rudi Johnson break his own franchise record with 1,458 rushing yards, helping the Bengals get their first winning season in 15 years. In Johnson's seven seasons with Cincinnati, he helped the Bengals win the 2005 & 2009 AFC North Division Championship.

Bengal Tots[edit]

Johnson the owner of a Daycare, Bengal Tots, in Florence, Kentucky.

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