Rishaw Johnson
Johnson in the 2012 NFL season.
No. 63     Seattle Seahawks
Tackle / Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-02-23) February 23, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
High School: Hammond (LA)
Career information
College: California (PA)
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Seattle Seahawks ( 2012–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
*Division II All-American (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Games played     0
Games started     0

Rishaw Kali Johnson (born February 23, 1989) is an American football offensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks. He attended California University of Pennsylvania in 2011, having transferred there from the University of Mississippi, where he played from 2008 to 2010.

Early yearsEdit

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Johnson attended St. Augustine High School in his freshman and sophomore year, until Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005. He was forced to move to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and played his junior season at Southern Laboratory School. He completed his high school career at Hammond High School in Hammond, Louisiana, where he was regarded as a four-star offensive line prospect.[1] He chose Ole Miss over Florida State and Southern Miss.

College careerEdit

After redshirting his initial year at Ole Miss, Johnson saw action in five games as a redshirt freshman in 2008. In 2009, he appeared in five games, with four starts, at right guard. After starting the season opener of his junior season, Johnson was dismissed from the Ole Miss squad for "violating team rules."[2] He then transferred to California University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Division II All-American selection in 2011. Johnson played in the 2012 Senior Bowl and the 2012 East–West Shrine Game.

Professional careerEdit

2012 NFL DraftEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3⅜ in 313 lb35¼ in10¼ in 5.24 s 4.53 s 7.87 s 31½ in 9 ft 0 in 22 reps

Johnson was not drafted, and was signed by the Seattle Seahawks after the draft, and spent time on the practice squad. In late September, Johnson was brought in by the Chicago Bears for a workout, but was not signed.[3]

In early December of 2012, Johnson was promoted from the Seahawks practice squad to their active roster.


External linksEdit

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