Jimmy Johnson (cornerback)
Johnson in January 2014
|Date of birth:||March 31, 1938|
|Place of birth:||Dallas, Texas|
|NFL Draft:||1961 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6|
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James Earl Johnson (born March 31, 1938) is a former American football cornerback who played for the San Francisco 49ers. In 1994, he was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He played both offense and defense as a college football player at UCLA where he was also a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity and the school's Athletic Hall of Fame (1992).
Jimmy Johnson played in the NFL for 16 years and at multiple positions. He first played safety, then he moved to wide receiver, then back to safety, and finally to cornerback. During his career, he intercepted 47 passes and returned them for 615 yards. He also caught 40 passes for 690 yards (17.25 yards per. reception avg.).