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Rashad Johnson
S #26
Height:
5-11
Weight:
204
Age:
28
College:
Alabama
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 191 156 35 0.0 0 15 6 129 -- 53 1 1 2
2013 ARI 13 7 58 52 6 0.0 -- 5 3 35 11.7 18 0 0 --
2012 ARI 15 3 20 15 5 0.0 0 2 2 87 43.5 53 1 0 1
2011 ARI 16 9 50 40 10 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2010 ARI 16 1 43 30 13 0.0 -- 6 1 7 7 7 0 1 --
2009 ARI 10 1 20 19 1 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

NoteCARDS:

• Selected by the Cardinals in the third round (95th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft, Johnson agreed to a three-year contract with the Cardinals on 3/12/13 as a free agent.

• Posted a career-high three INTs in 2013, including his first career multi-INT game when he had two in Week 8 against Atlanta. Also collected a career-high 53 tackles in 13 games (seven starts).

• Lost the end of his left middle finger while he attempted a tackle on special teams in the second quarter of the Cardinals Week 3 matchup in New Orleans in 2013.

• A key special teams performer, has totaled 41 special teams tackles over his first five seasons. During the 2012 campaign he racked up 64 yards on two fake punts, picking up first downs after runs of 40 and 24 yards.

• During his rookie season in 2009, was the only player drafted by the Cardinals to crack the starting lineup, receiving the start in Week 17 vs. Green Bay.

• A two-year starter at safety for the Crimson Tide, Johnson is a former walk-on running back who came from a little known 1-A high school in Sulligent, AL, a town with a population under 2,000. He graduated in a class of 54 total students.

• After redshirting in his first season at Alabama, made the switch to defense in 2005 and went on to become just the eighth player in Alabama’s storied history to serve as team captain twice (as a junior and senior).

NoteCARDS:

• Selected by the Cardinals in the third round (95th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft, Johnson agreed to a three-year contract with the Cardinals on 3/12/13 as a free agent.

• Posted a career-high three INTs in 2013, including his first career multi-INT game when he had two in Week 8 against Atlanta. Also collected a career-high 53 tackles in 13 games (seven starts).

• Lost the end of his left middle finger while he attempted a tackle on special teams in the second quarter of the Cardinals Week 3 matchup in New Orleans in 2013.

• A key special teams performer, has totaled 41 special teams tackles over his first five seasons. During the 2012 campaign he racked up 64 yards on two fake punts, picking up first downs after runs of 40 and 24 yards.

• During his rookie season in 2009, was the only player drafted by the Cardinals to crack the starting lineup, receiving the start in Week 17 vs. Green Bay.

• A two-year starter at safety for the Crimson Tide, Johnson is a former walk-on running back who came from a little known 1-A high school in Sulligent, AL, a town with a population under 2,000. He graduated in a class of 54 total students.

• After redshirting in his first season at Alabama, made the switch to defense in 2005 and went on to become just the eighth player in Alabama’s storied history to serve as team captain twice (as a junior and senior).

Pro Career: Selected by the Cardinals in the third round (95th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft, Johnson signed a three-year contract with Arizona on 3/12/13 as an unrestricted free agent to remain with the team.

2013: Played in 13 games and made seven starts, posting career highs with 53 tackles and three INTs … also had five passes defensed and tied for third on the team with six special teams tackles … earned the team’s Ed Block Courage Award … started the season opener for the first time in his career and registered four unassisted tackles @ StL (9/8) … led the DBs with a season-high seven solo tackles vs. Det (9/15) … collected three unassisted tackles @ NO (9/22); left the game in the first half after losing part of his middle finger attempting tackle of Darren Sproles on punt return … inactive (finger) @ TB (9/29) and vs. Car (10/6) … returned to action and had one solo tackle and one special teams tackle @ SF (10/13) … started and led the DBs with five solo tackles vs. Sea (10/17); also had a team-high two special teams tackles … recorded his first career multi-INT game with two interceptions of Matt Ryan vs. Atl (10/27); helped Cardinals total four INTs of Ryan in the game; also had one tackle and a season-high three passes defensed… posted three unassisted tackles vs. Hou (11/10) … registered four unassisted tackles and one special teams tackle @ Jax (11/17) … collected three solo tackles and one pass defensed vs. Ind (11/24) … started with the Cardinals opening the game in a nickel defense and led the DBs with six unassisted tackles @ Phi (12/1) … intercepted a Kellen Clemens pass in the fourth quarter to help set up a TD vs. StL (12/8); also had three solo tackles, one pass defensed and one special teams tackle … with Tyrann Mathieu placed on injured reserve, started and matched his season high with seven tackles @ Ten (12/15); also had one special teams tackle and recovered Titans onside kick attempt in the fourth quarter … inactive (ankle) @ Sea (12/22) … returned to lineup and totaled six tackles vs. SF (12/29).

2012: Appeared in 15 games with three starts … recorded two INTs, including one that he returned for his first career TD … totaled 15 tackles, one fumble recovery, and 11 special teams tackles … also ran for 64 yards on two carries, converting first downs on two fake punts … collected two special teams tackles vs. Sea (9/9) … started at SS for the injured Adrian Wilson and totaled five tackles vs. Phi (9/23) … totaled two special teams tackles @ StL (10/4) … ran for 24 yards on a fake punt to pick up a first down in the second quarter vs. Buf (10/14); marked his first career rushing attempt in the NFL; replaced the injured Kerry Rhodes at FS in the second half and had one tackle … started at FS for the injured Rhodes and collected two solo tackles @ Min (10/21) … recorded two special teams tackles vs. SF (10/29); marked his 50th career game … started at SS and picked off Matt Ryan on the first play of the game @ Atl (11/18), which he returned 34 yards to the Atlanta 9 to set up a TD; was one of five Cardinals INTs in the game and the first of three in the opening quarter; recovered a Jason Snelling fumble in the third quarter; had one tackle and one special teams tackle … ran for 40 yards on a fake punt in the second quarter that helped set up a FG @ NYJ (12/2); also had one special teams tackle … picked off a Matthew Stafford pass late in the second quarter and returned it 53 yards for his first career TD vs. Det (12/16), giving the Cardinals a 21-7 halftime lead; marked his third career INT and second this season; totaled three solo tackles … inactive (hamstring) vs. Chi (12/23), snapping a streak of 51 consecutive games played dating back to his rookie season in ’09 … had one solo tackle @ SF (12/30).

2011: Appeared in all 16 games and made a career-high nine starts for the injured Kerry Rhodes … posted 49 tackles and added one fumble recovery, one pass defensed and eight special teams tackles … recorded one special teams tackle in the season opener vs. Car (9/11) … had one unassisted tackle @ Was (9/18) … played in his 30th career game and recorded two special teams tackles vs. NYG (10/2) … saw significant action at FS after Kerry Rhodes left the game with a foot injury in the first half @ Min (10/9); had his first career fumble recovery in the third quarter; also had one assisted tackle and one special teams tackle … with Rhodes out due to a foot injury, made his first start of the season vs. Pit (10/23) and totaled three tackles … led the team with a career-high 10 tackles, including a career-best eight solo tackles @ Bal (10/30) … making his third consecutive start, recorded four tackles vs. StL (11/6) … led all DBs with nine tackles, including one for loss @ SF (11/20) … had five tackles and his first pass defensed of the season vs. Dal (12/4) … made his eighth consecutive start for the injured Rhodes and had three tackles, including one for loss, and two special teams tackles vs. SF (12/11) … totaled two tackles and one special teams tackle vs. Cle (12/18) … with Rhodes inactive due to an ankle injury, made his ninth start of the season and collected five tackles in the season finale vs. Sea (1/1/12).

2010: Started one of 16 games played, recording 43 tackles, five passes defensed, one INT, one forced fumble and 12 special teams tackles … saw increased time after FS Kerry Rhodes was disqualified with just over four minutes left in the fourth quarter @ Atl (9/19) and recorded four tackles … registered one tackle, one pass defensed and tied for the team lead with two special teams tackles vs. Oak (9/26) … saw increased playing time with S Matt Ware injured and recorded four tackles vs. NO (10/10) … totaled six tackles and first career INT @ Min (11/7); INT came with the Vikings on the AZ two-yard line with 3:56 left in the third quarter … got first start of the season as part of a six DB formation vs. Sea (11/14) and recorded one tackle and one special teams tackle … recorded two tackles, one pass defensed and first career forced fumble that was recovered by FS Kerry Rhodes vs. Den (12/12) … had a season-high seven tackles and one pass defensed vs. Dal (12/25).

2009: Started one of 10 games played, contributing as a backup safety and on special teams … in first career game, finished with four tackles vs. SF (9/13) … recorded the first two special teams tackles of his career vs. Ind (9/27) … inactive for the next four games … registered one special teams tackle vs. Sea (11/15) … inactive @ StL (11/22) and @ Ten (11/29) … saw time on special teams and defense, recording one tackle vs. Min (12/6) ... played a bigger role on defense after S Matt Ware left the game with a knee injury early in the first quarter @ SF (12/14) … with Ware (knee) placed on injured reserve, saw more time at safety recording one tackle and the first pass defensed of his career @ Det (12/20) … made first career start for the injured Antrel Rolle (thigh) and led the team with nine tackles vs. GB (1/3/10) … inactive for both postseason games.

College: Started 31 of the 50 games he appeared in at Alabama, including his final 27 contests at FS … unanimous All-SEC first-team selection as a senior in 2008 … shared the Mal Moore Leadership Award with center Antoine Caldwell … given the President’s Award for perseverance in making outstanding contributions to the team’s success … started all 14 games at FS, ranking second on the team with 89 tackles (60 solos), including one sack and five tackles for loss … deflected 11 passes and ranked sixth in the SEC with five INTs for 125 yards (fifth-best season total in Tide annals) and tied the school season-record by returning two of those INTs for TDs … earned All-SEC first-team honors from the league’s coaches as a junior … named team captain and was chosen co-Defensive Player of the Year … started all 13 games at FS, leading the team with a career-high 94 tackles (57 solos) … ranked second in the conference and tied for 18th in the nation with six INTs (seventh-best single-season total in Alabama history) … played in 11 games as a sophomore … made the move to the defensive side of the ball as a freshman but played strictly on special teams during the season and appeared in 12 games … recorded eight tackles (five solos) and caused one fumble … redshirted as a freshman RB in 2004.

Personal: Lettered as a RB at Sulligent (AL) High School … during the 2014 offseason, held the fourth annual Walk-On to Champions Football Camp at Sulligent High School in support of his Walk-On to Champions Foundation … majored in Computer Science.

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