For the basketball player, see Cameron Johnson.
Cam Johnson
Johnson with the Cleveland Browns in 2017
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: {{{birthdate}}}
Place of birth: Washington, D.C.
Career information
College: Virginia
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 7 / Pick: 237
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* San Francisco 49ers ( 2012)
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles     40
Sacks     3.0
Pass deflections     1
Interceptions     0
Forced fumbles     2

Cameron Johnson is an American football Outside Linebacker and Defensive End that is now retired. He was a two sport star at Gonzaga College High School (Basketball and Football) in Washington, DC. He then played college football at Virginia, and was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

High school careerEdit

Johnson attended Gonzaga High School in Washington, D.C., U.S. He played both wide receiver and defensive back. As a senior, he caught 22 passes for 269 yards and two touchdowns. He was named to the second-team all-conference at wide receiver. He was also a standout basketball player, earning all-conference honors.

Considered only a three-star recruit by, he was rated as the No.40 safety prospect in the nation.[1] He accepted a scholarship to Virginia over other offers from Georgia, Duke, Miami, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, and Maryland.

College careerEdit

As a freshman in 2008, he played in 6 games, mostly as a reserve linebacker and on special teams. He recorded 7 total tackles, including 2 tackles for loss. In 2009, he played in all 12 games for the Cavaliers, starting in 10 of them as an outside linebacker. He recorded 40 tackles including 5 tackles for loss and 2 sacks. In 2010, the Cavaliers defense switched their scheme from a 3-4 to a 4-3, allowing Johnson to move from outside linebacker to defensive end. As a junior in 2010, he started in 12 games, and recorded his best statistical season of his career. He recorded 53 total tackles, including 14.5 for loss and 6.5 sacks, he also recovered two fumbles. In 2011, his final season, his performance dropped off due to several nagging injuries, but still managed to start in all 12 games. He recorded 30 total tackles, including 11 tackles for loss and 4 sacks, he also forced two fumbles, one of which was recovered.

College statistics
Year G GS Tackles TFL - Yards Sacks - Yards
2008 6 0 7 2.0 - 3 0 - 0
2009 12 10 40 5.0 - 45 2 - 25
2010 12 12 53 14.5 - 61 6.5 - 45
2011 12 12 30 11.0 - 36 4.0 - 25
Tot. 42 34 130 32.5 - 145 12.5 - 95

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 3 in 268 lb 4.81 s 1.66 s N/A s 4.38 s 7.20 s 35 in 8 ft 9 in N/A rep N/A

San Francisco 49ersEdit

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Johnson was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round (237th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Johnson was acquired by the Indianapolis Colts via trade with the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a conditional draft pick on September 2, 2013. On September 5, 2015, Johnson was waived by the Colts.

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On September 22, 2015, Johnson was signed to the Cleveland Browns' practice squad.[2] On September 4, 2016, he was waived by the Browns.[3]

Arizona CardinalsEdit

On September 27, 2016, Johnson was signed to the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad.[4]

Second stint with BrownsEdit

Johnson was signed by the Cleveland Browns off the Cardinals' practice squad on October 1, 2016.[5] He was waived on August 29, 2017.[6]

Detroit LionsEdit

On January 8, 2018, Johnson signed a reserve/future contract with the Detroit Lions.[7] He was released on August 31, 2018.[8]


  2. "Browns sign LB Cam Johnson to practice squad". September 22, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  3. "Browns claim 5 players, sign 4 to practice squad". September 4, 2016.
  4. Urban, Darren. "Troy Niklas To IR; Cardinals Cut Canaday". Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  5. "Browns sign LB Cam Johnson, place Nate Orchard on IR". October 1, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  6. "Browns release DL Cam Johnson, DB Ed Reynolds II". August 29, 2017.
  7. "Lions sign DE Cam Johnson to Reserve-Future contract". January 8, 2018.
  8. "Lions announce roster". August 31, 2018.

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