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Josh Johnson
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Johnson in 2011
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Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-09-10) September 10, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth: Dade City, Florida
Career information
College: Purdue
Undrafted in 2013
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards

Joshua Lutrail Johnson (born September 10, 1990) is an American professional Canadian football cornerback for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Purdue University.

High school careerEdit

Johnson attended Pasco High School in Dade City, Florida. He was a first team All-Sun Coast and All-Sunshine Athletic Conference after catching 32 passes for 466 yards (14.6 average) and nine touchdowns and rushing for 204 yards on 39 carries (5.2 average) as senior helping his team advanced to state semifinals. He also played baseball and was named one of the top 100 juniors in the nation after leading the Tampa Bay area in home runs.

Considered a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, he accepted a scholarship to Purdue over an offer from Vanderbilt.[1]

College careerEdit

During his tenure, he started 36 of 49 games, where he accumulated 184 tackles (149 solo), including 7.5 for a loss, 31 pass break ups and six interceptions. He was twice named Academic All-Big Ten and was an all conference honorable mention as a senior.

Professional careerEdit

San Diego ChargersEdit

Johnson went undrafted during the 2013 NFL Draft, but signed with the San Diego Chargers after the draft ended.

BC LionsEdit

Johnson played for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League from 2014 to 2015.[2]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Johnson signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on February 12, 2016.[2] On August 14, 2017, Johnson was waived/injured by the Jaguars and placed on injured reserve.[3] He was released on October 10, 2017.

Ottawa Redblacks Edit

Josh Johnson signed with the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL) on March 14, 2018.[4] He was released on July 17, 2018.

Hamilton Tiger-CatsEdit

On August 19, 2018, Johnson signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Edmonton EskimosEdit

Johnson was signed by the Eskimos as a free agent on May 17, 2019.

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