Johnson Bademosi
Bademosi with the Patriots in 2017
No. 23     
Special teamer
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-07-23) July 23, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth: Washington, D. C.
Career information
College: Stanford
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Cleveland Browns ( 2012 2015)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* PFWA All-Rookie Team (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles     124
Forced fumbles     0
Fumble recoveries     2
Pass deflections     9
Interceptions     1

Johnson Bademosi (born July 23, 1990) is an American football cornerback and special teamer for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He was a member of the football, rugby, and track and field teams at Gonzaga College High School and went on to play college football for Stanford University.

College careerEdit

Bademosi was a three-year starter at cornerback for Stanford. He recorded his first career interception against Washington during the 2010 season. Bademosi went on to be selected to the 2012 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. He also received an All-Conference honorable mention at Stanford for his participation in track and field.[citation needed]

Professional careerEdit

Cleveland BrownsEdit

In May 2012, Bademosi signed with the Cleveland Browns as a undrafted free agent.[1]

Bademosi played sparingly on defense during his rookie season, but became a standout on special teams. He led the Browns (shared the lead in 2014) in special teams tackles each of his four seasons in Cleveland, and his 61 special teams tackles since 2012 rank second in the NFL during that span behind only Justin Bethel (64). During the 2015 season, he was the co-leader in the NFL in total special teams tackles with 17.

Detroit LionsEdit

On March 11, 2016, the Detroit Lions signed Bademosi.[2][3]

On October 30, 2016, Week 8 of the NFL Season, Bademosi recorded his first NFL Interception against the Houston Texans, picking off Brock Osweiler, in a 20–13 Loss.

New England PatriotsEdit

On September 2, 2017, the Detroit Lions traded Bademosi to the New England Patriots for a 2019 sixth round draft pick.[4] He played in all 16 games, starting three following an injury to Stephon Gilmore, recording a career-high 29 tackles. Bademosi and the Patriots reached Super Bowl LII, but the Patriots lost 41–33 to the Philadelphia Eagles with Bademosi recording one tackle in the game.[5]

Houston TexansEdit

On March 16, 2018, Bademosi signed a two-year contract with the Houston Texans.[6][7]

Personal lifeEdit

Bademosi received the Maurice "Maus" Collins Award for excellence and leadership on and off the football field while at Gonzaga College High School. He was a history major while attending Stanford.[citation needed] The son of immigrants, he is of Nigerian descent.[8]


  1. "Cleveland Browns announce signings of 15 undrafted free agents, including 2 Ohio State Buckeyes and an Akron Zip". Retrieved May 9, 2012.
  2. "Lions sign unrestricted free agent CB Johnson Bademosi". Detroit Lions. March 10, 2016. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  3. Birkett, Dave (March 10, 2016). "Detroit Lions add special teams ace in Cleveland Browns DB Johnson Bademosi". Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  4. "Patriots acquire CB Johnson Bademosi from Detroit". September 2, 2017.
  5. "Super Bowl LII - Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots - February 4th, 2018" (in en).
  6. Alper, Josh (March 16, 2018). "Johnson Bademosi agrees to deal with Texans".
  7. "OFFICIAL: Texans sign CB Johnson Bademosi". March 16, 2018.
  8. Meinke, Kyle (February 2, 2018). "Lions' Johnson Bademosi, the son of Nigerian immigrants, speaks out against Trump". Muskegon Chronicle. Retrieved May 28, 2018.

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