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Jimmie Johnson (American football)


Jimmie Johnson (American football)

Jimmie Johnson
Johnson in December 2012 as Minnesota Vikings tight end coach
Tight ends coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1966-10-06) October 6, 1966
Place of birth: Augusta, Georgia
Career information
College: Howard
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 12 / Pick: 316
Debuted in 1989 for the Washington Redskins
Last played in 1998 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Coaching debut in 2001 for the South Carolina State Bulldogs
Career history
 As player:
 As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at

Jimmie Olden Johnson, Jr. (born October 6, 1966) is an American football coach and tight end who is the current tight ends coach for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). Johnson played college football at Howard and professionally in the NFL as a tight end from 1989 to 1998.

Early life and college

Johnson was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia and attended T. W. Josey High School. In 1989, Johnson graduated from Howard University with a bachelor's degree in consumer studies. He played four seasons on the Howard Bison football team and was a first-team All-MEAC selection in 1988 as a senior. With Howard, Johnson made 73 catches for 1,229 yards and 16 touchdowns.[1]

Coaching career

Johnson began his coaching career in 2001 as running backs coach at South Carolina State University. He then became running backs and tight ends coach at the NCAA Division II Shaw University in 2002. From 2004 to 2005, Johnson was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Texas Southern University. In 2006, Johnson joined the Minnesota Vikings as the tight ends coach.[1] However, at the end of the 2013-2014 season, his career with the Vikings came to a screeching halt as he was abruptly fired, since Leslie Frazier was removed as head coach at the same time.


  1. ^ a b "Jimmie Johnson". Minnesota Vikings. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 

External links

  • Minnesota Vikings profile
  • NFL player biography (archived from 1997) at the Wayback Machine (archived May 23, 2001)
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Don Warren
Washington Redskins Starting Tight Ends
Succeeded by
Terry Orr
Awards and achievements
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