|No. 96 San Diego Chargers|
|Date of birth:August 14, 1981|
|Place of birth: Homestead, Florida|
|Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)||Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)|
|NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 4 / Pick: 109|
|Debuted in 2003 for the Baltimore Ravens|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2012|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Jarret Webster Johnson (born August 14, 1981) is an American football linebacker for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. He played college football for the University of Alabama.
Johnson attended the University of Alabama where he played defensive end for the Crimson Tide. He was the only 2-time captain in Alabama Crimson Tide history. As a senior he was a First-team SEC pick and Second-team All-American, he finished second in University of Alabama history with 23 sacks. His 25 tackles for a loss tied Leroy Cook (1972–75) for second place on the school’s career-record list behind Kindal Moorehead’s record of 34 (1998–2002). He was a public relations major.
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP<th>Wonderlic</th>|
|6 ft 2⅝ in||285 lb||5.07 s||1.69 s||2.96 s||4.58 s||7.72 s||28½ in||8 ft 11 in||21 reps<td align="center">20</td>|
Johnson was selected in the 4th round (109th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. In his rookie season he played in 15 games and started one contest, recording 18 tackles in the process for Baltimore. He started his first NFL game on November 30 versus the San Francisco 49ers. The following season he played in 16 games posting 30 tackles. That season he also recorded his first career interception which he returned for his first NFL touchdown versus the Miami Dolphins on January 2. In 2005 he again saw action in all 16 games and this time he started 12 of them. He finished the season with 61 tackles and 1.5 sacks. In the 2006 season, his fourth with the team, he played in all 16 games starting two and finished the campaign with 35 tackles. On March 3, 2007, Johnson signed a 5-year $21.7 million deal with the Ravens that included $8.1 million in bonuses/guaranteed money. In 2007 Johnson started all 16 games for the first time in his career and finished the season with a career-high 94 tackles (59 solo), despite being slowed for much of the year with a broken thumb. The next season, 2008, he again started all 16 games for the finishing with 82 tackles (46 solo), a career-high 5 sacks, 4 PD, 2 FFs and 1 FR as part of the NFL’s second ranked defense.
In 2009, Johnson was named in Pro Football Weekly's list of the ten most underrated players in the NFL. He made 50 tackles (36 solo), 6 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 2 interceptions in the 2009 NFL season.
In 2011, Johnson won NFL Defensive Player of the Week after recovering a fumble and returning it for a touchdown in a Sunday Night Football win against the New York Jets after Haloti Ngata sacked New York quarterback Mark Sanchez. So far Johnson has thirty one tackles, 1.5 sacks, and one forced fumble on the season.
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Johnson married Anna Grimes on April 3, 2004.