American Football Database
Brent Johnson
No. 97     BC Lions
Date of birth: (1976-12-07) December 7, 1976 (age 45)
Place of birth: Kingston, Ontario
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: Non-import
Position(s): DE
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
College: Ohio State
CFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 3 / Pick: 20
Drafted by: BC Lions
 As player:
2001-2011 BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 2005, 2006, 2008
CFL West All-Star: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010
Playing stats at

Brent Johnson (born December 12, 1976 in Kingston, Ontario) is a retired Canadian football defensive lineman with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. He attended Ohio State University where he played for the Buckeyes.

Professional career

Brent Johnson was drafted by the Lions in the third round, 20th overall of the 2000 CFL Draft. He started playing for BC in 2001. Johnson led the CFL in sacks with 17 in the 2005 CFL season and 16 in the 2006 CFL season. He won the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award and was named a CFL All-Star in both years. Johnson also won the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award in 2006. He was awarded his third CFL All-Star selection for his performance in the 2008 CFL season. He holds the record for sacks with the BC Lions with 89 over his 11 year career.


Brent Johnson lives in Vancouver with his wife Lara.

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jason Clermont
CFL Most Outstanding Canadian
Succeeded by
Jason Clermont
Preceded by
John Grace
CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player
Succeeded by
Cameron Wake

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