|No. 49 Arizona Cardinals|
|Date of birth:January 2, 1986|
|Place of birth: Sulligent, Alabama|
|High School: Sulligent (AL)|
|Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)||Weight: 204 lb (93 kg)|
|NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 95|
|Debuted in 2009 for the Arizona Cardinals|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2012|
Julian Rashad Johnson (born January 2, 1986) is an American football safety for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He was selected by the Cardinals in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Alabama.
Early years[edit | edit source]
A native of Sulligent, Johnson played at an average Class 3A high school and had no Division I-A offers. He chose to attend Alabama as a walk-on running back, and was later awarded a scholarship and became the team leader in the secondary as a free safety.
In the 2008 game versus LSU Johnson had three interceptions, including one that he returned for a touchdown, and one in overtime that helped Alabama win the game and secure the SEC West Division crown.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Arizona Cardinals[edit | edit source]
Johnson was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round (95th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He has 5 tackles on special teams for the 2009 season. He became a restricted free agent following the 2011 season, but was re-signed on April 16, 2012. On October 26, Johnson was fined $21,000 for an illegal block in Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings.
On March 12, 2013, Johnson signed a three-year contract to stay with the Cardinals. 
References[edit | edit source]
- "Walk-on now starts for 'Bama". Chicago Tribune. October 6, 2006. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/chicagotribune/access/1141354501.html?dids=1141354501:1141354501&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Oct+06%2C+2006&author=&pub=Chicago+Tribune&desc=Walk-on+now+starts+for+%27Bama. Retrieved June 13, 2009.
- "Fines roundup: Alphonso Smith docked for horse-collar tackle". National Football League. 2012-10-26. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000085905/article/fines-roundup-alphonso-smith-docked-for-horsecollar-tackle. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
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