Jimmie Johnson
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Tight ends Coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1966-10-06) October 6, 1966 (age 54)
Place of birth: Augusta, Georgia
Career information
College: Howard
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 12 / Pick: 316
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* Washington Redskins ( 1989 1991)
 As coach:
* South Carolina State (2001)
(Running backs coach)
  • Shaw (2002)
    (Offensive coordinator & running backs coach & tight ends coach)
  • Texas Southern (2004–2005)
    (Offensive coordinator & quarterbacks coach)
  • Minnesota Vikings (2006–2013)
    (Tight ends coach)
  • New York Jets (2015–present)
    (Tight ends coach)
Career highlights and awards
* Super Bowl champion (XXVI)
Receptions     61
Receiving yards     723
Touchdowns     5

Jimmie Olden Johnson Jr. (born October 6, 1966) is a former American football tight end and current coach. Johnson played college football at Howard University and professionally in the National Football League (NFL) from 1989 to 1998. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

Early life and college[edit | edit source]

Johnson was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia and attended T. W. Josey High School. In 1989, Johnson graduated from Howard University with a bachelor's degree in consumer studies. He played four seasons on the Howard Bison football team and was a first-team All-MEAC selection in 1988 as a senior. With Howard, Johnson made 73 catches for 1,229 yards and 16 touchdowns.[1]

Coaching career[edit | edit source]

Johnson began his coaching career in 2001 as running backs coach at South Carolina State University. He then became the Offensive Coordinator/QB's and Wide Receivers coach at the NCAA Division II Shaw University in 2002 and 2003. From 2004 to 2005, Johnson was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Texas Southern University. In 2006, Johnson joined the Minnesota Vikings as the tight ends coach.[1] He was let go by the Vikings at the end of the 2013 season after head coach Leslie Frazier was fired.

New York Jets[edit | edit source]

Johnson was named the New York Jets' tight end coach on January 29, 2015.[2]

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