Cam Johnson

Cam Johnson

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Johnson with the Indianapolis Colts in 2014
No. 57Cleveland Browns
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-05-24) May 24, 1990
Place of birth: Washington, D.C.
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 268 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school: Washington (DC) Gonzaga
College: Virginia
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 7 / Pick: 237
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2016
Total tackles: 16
Sacks: 2.0
Pass deflections: 0
Interceptions: 0
Forced fumbles: 1
Player stats at

Cameron Isaac Johnson (born May 24, 1990) is an American football linebacker for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Virginia, and was selected 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-conferencing honors.

Considered only a three-star recruit by, he was rated as the No.40 safety prospect in the nation.[1] He accepted a scholarship to Virginia over other offers from Syracuse, Pittsburgh, and Maryland.

College career

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 and recovered one.

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

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BPWonderlic
6 ft 3 in 268 lb33 1/2 in9 in 4.81 s 1.66 s N/A s 4.38 s 7.20 s 35 in 8 ft 9 in N/A repsN/A
All values from NFL Combine

San Francisco 49ers

Johnson with the San Francisco 49ers in 2012

Johnson was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round (237th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Indianapolis Colts

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.

Cleveland Browns

On September 22, 2015, Johnson was signed to the Cleveland Browns' practice squad.[2] On September 4, 2016, he was waived by the Browns.[3]

Arizona Cardinals

On September 27, 2016, Johnson was signed to the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad.[4]

Second stint with Browns

Johnson was signed by the Cleveland Browns off the Cardinals' practice squad on October 1, 2016.[5]


  2. "Browns sign LB Cam Johnson to practice squad". September 22, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  3. "Browns claim 5 players, sign 4 to practice squad".
  4. Urban, Darren. "Troy Niklas To IR; Cardinals Cut Canaday". Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  5. "Browns sign LB Cam Johnson, place Nate Orchard on IR". October 1, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016.

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