Johnson with the Cleveland Browns in 2017
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||272 lb (123 kg)|
|High school:||Gonzaga College|
|NFL Draft:||2012 / Round: 7 / Pick: 237|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2017|
Cameron Johnson is an American football Outside Linebacker and Defensive End that is now retired. He was a two sport star at Gonzaga College High School (Basketball and Football) in Washington, DC. He then played college football at Virginia, and was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
High school career
Johnson attended Gonzaga High School in Washington, D.C., U.S. He played both wide receiver and defensive back. As a senior, he caught 22 passes for 269 yards and two touchdowns. He was named to the second-team all-conference at wide receiver. He was also a standout basketball player, earning all-conference honors.
Considered only a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated as the No.40 safety prospect in the nation. He accepted a scholarship to Virginia over other offers from Georgia, Duke, Miami, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, and Maryland.
As a freshman in 2008, he played in 6 games, mostly as a reserve linebacker and on special teams. He recorded 7 total tackles, including 2 tackles for loss. In 2009, he played in all 12 games for the Cavaliers, starting in 10 of them as an outside linebacker. He recorded 40 tackles including 5 tackles for loss and 2 sacks. In 2010, the Cavaliers defense switched their scheme from a 3-4 to a 4-3, allowing Johnson to move from outside linebacker to defensive end. As a junior in 2010, he started in 12 games, and recorded his best statistical season of his career. He recorded 53 total tackles, including 14.5 for loss and 6.5 sacks, he also recovered two fumbles. In 2011, his final season, his performance dropped off due to several nagging injuries, but still managed to start in all 12 games. He recorded 30 total tackles, including 11 tackles for loss and 4 sacks, he also forced two fumbles, one of which was recovered.
- College statistics
|Year||G||GS||Tackles||TFL - Yards||Sacks - Yards|
|2008||6||0||7||2.0 - 3||0 - 0|
|2009||12||10||40||5.0 - 45||2 - 25|
|2010||12||12||53||14.5 - 61||6.5 - 45|
|2011||12||12||30||11.0 - 36||4.0 - 25|
|Tot.||42||34||130||32.5 - 145||12.5 - 95|
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|6 ft 3 in
|33 1⁄2 in
|4.81 s||1.66 s||N/A s||4.38 s||7.20 s||35 in
|8 ft 9 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
San Francisco 49ers
Johnson was acquired by the Indianapolis Colts via trade with the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a conditional draft pick on September 2, 2013. On September 5, 2015, Johnson was waived by the Colts.
Second stint with Browns
- "Browns sign LB Cam Johnson to practice squad". ClevelandBrowns.com. September 22, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
- "Browns claim 5 players, sign 4 to practice squad". ClevelandBrowns.com. September 4, 2016.
- Urban, Darren. "Troy Niklas To IR; Cardinals Cut Canaday". AZCardinals.com. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
- "Browns sign LB Cam Johnson, place Nate Orchard on IR". ClevelandBrowns.com. October 1, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
- "Browns release DL Cam Johnson, DB Ed Reynolds II". ClevelandBrowns.com. August 29, 2017.
- "Lions sign DE Cam Johnson to Reserve-Future contract". DetroitLions.com. January 8, 2018.
- "Lions announce roster". DetroitLions.com. August 31, 2018.
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