Derrick O’Hara Johnson is a former American football linebacker. He played college football at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned consensus All-American honors twice. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 15th overall selection in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
Quick Facts About Derrick Johnson
|Celebrated Name||Derrick Johnson|
|Age (As of 2023):||40 Years of 2023|
|Birth Name||Derrick O’Hara Johnson|
|Profession||Former Rugby Player|
|Place Of Birth||Waco, Texas, US|
|School||Waco High School|
|Height||1.91 ( 6 feet and 3 inches )|
|Weight||111 kg (245 lbs)|
|Famous For||Made 4 Pro Bowls with the Chiefs|
What is Derrick Johnson Famous For?
– Made 4 Pro Bowls with the Chiefs.
Where was Derrick Johnson Born?
Derrick Johnson was born on 22 November 1982. His birth name is Derrick O’Hara Johnson. His birthplace is in Waco, Texas in the United States. He holds American nationality.
He attended Waco High School. He was a three-sport star in football, track, and basketball.
He posted 170 tackles, 21.0 stops for loss, 6.0 quarterback sacks, five forced fumbles, and two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown as a senior. He also produced a career-high 30 tackles and four forced fumbles in a single game. He also earned Parade magazine high school All-America and first-team All-Texas Class 5A honors following both his junior and senior seasons. He also played in the first-ever U.S. Army All-American Bowl in December 2000.
He was a state qualifier in the 100-meters and the triple jump as a standout track & field athlete. He recorded a 10.5-second 100-meter dash and cleared over 48 feet in the triple jump. He ran a leg on the Waco 4*100 m relay squad at the District 13-5A Championships.
He committed to play with Texas Longhorns football at the University of Texas at Austin. He became one of the most dominant linebackers in Longhorn’s history.
He was a first-team All-Big 12 selection in 2002, 2003, and 2004, a consensus first-team All-American in 2003, and a unanimous first-team All-American in 2004.
He was recognized as the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year following his senior season. He also received the Dick Butkus Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy. The Texas Longhorns defeated the Michigan Wolverines in the 2005 Rose Bowl.
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs selected Johnson in the first round with the 15th overall pick of the 2005 NFL Draft. He was the fourth linebacker drafted in 2005.
He signed a five-year deal with the City Chiefs in July 2005 worth $10.40 million including $7.03 million guaranteed.
He made his professional NFL debut against the New York Jets, where he recorded nine combined tackles, forced a fumble, and his first career sack.
He started all 16 games of his rookie season making 95 combined tackles with 71 solo, five deflections, two forced fumbles, and two sacks.
He was awarded the Mack Lee Hill Award as their rookie of the year.
He finished the 2006 season with 75 combined tackles with 56 solo, 4.5 sacks, and three passes defended in 13 games and 13 stars.
He started all 16 games in the 2007 season. He recorded 94 combined tackles with 63 solos, six pass deflections, four sacks, and three forced fumbles.
He posted 85 combined tackles with 68 solos, six passes defended, four forced fumbles, 1.5 sacks, and an interception in 14 games and 14 starts in the 2008 season.
He was limited to three starts in 15 games in the 2009 season. He posted 37 combined tackles with 30 solos, five pass deflections, three interceptions, two touchdowns, a sack, and a forced fumble.
He became a restricted free agent in 2010. He also signed a one-year deal worth $2.52 million with the Chiefs in May 2010.
He started all 16 games in the 2010 season and recorded 121 combined tackles with 95 solo, a career-high 16 pass deflections, four forced fumbles, one sack, an interception, and a touchdown.
Johnson played his first career playoff game in January 2011 when the Kansas City Chiefs finished first in the AFC West with a 10-6 record.
He started in all 16 games in the 2011 season and made a career-high 131 combined tackles with 104 solos, nine pass deflections, two sacks, two interceptions, and a forced fumble.
He was selected for his first Pro Bowl in the 2012 Pro Bowl.
He started in all 16 games in the 2012 season. He recorded 125 combined tackles with 110 solos, four pass deflections, three forced fumbles, and two sacks. He marked his third consecutive season with over 100 combined tackles.
He was voted for the 2013 Pro Bowl.
He started in all 16 games in the 2013 season. He recorded 107 combined tackles with 95 solos, six pass defenses, 4.5 sacks, and two interceptions.
He was selected as a later replacement for the 2014 Pro Bowl after San Francisco 49ers’ NaVorro Bowman was unable to participate after ACL and MCL injuries during the playoffs.
He tore his Achilles tendon in the Chiefs’ 2014 season-opener against the Tennessee Titans. It was announced that he would miss the rest of the season. He was placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the season. He earned an overall grade of 93.4.
He started in all 16 games in the 2015 season recording 116 combined tackles with 95 solos, eight pass deflections, four sacks, two forced fumbles, and two interceptions.
He was named to the 2016 Pro Bowl as a later replacement for Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly.
He was ranked 80th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.
He extended his contract with the Chiefs in March 2016 signing a three-year deal worth $21 million including $9 million guaranteed.
He appeared in all 13 games making 13 starts in the 2016 season, where he recorded 90 combined tackles with 70 solos, three pass deflections, a sack, an interception, and a touchdown.
He recorded 71 combined tackles with 48 solo and 7 seven pass deflections in 15 games and 15 starts in the 2017 season. The Chiefs finished first in the AFC West with a 10-6.
He became a free agent in March after the Chief’s void his final year without penalty.
The Oakland Raiders signed him to a one-year deal in May 2018 worth $1.50 million with $500,000 guaranteed and a signing bonus of $250,000.
The Raiders released him in October 2018 at his request.
He retired on 8 May 2019 after signing a one-day ceremonial contract with the Chiefs.
4 times Pro Bowl (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015)
First-team All-Pro (2011)
Second-team All-Pro (2015)
Pro Bowl Defensive MVP (2013)
Dick Butkus Award (2004)
Bronko Nagurski Trophy (2004)
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (2004)
2 times Consensus All-American (2003, 2004)
3 three First-team All-Big 12 (2002–2004)
Kansas City Chiefs All-Time Leading Tackler (1,151).
Who is Derrick Johnson Married To?
Derrick Johnson is a married man. He is married to Tamika Johnson. The couple got married in 2009. He has 5 children.
How Tall is Derrick Johnson?
Derrick Johnson stands at a height of 1.91 m i.e. 6 feet and 3 inches tall. He has a body weight of 245 lbs i.e. 111 kg. He has an athletic body build.
What is Derrick Johnson’s Net Worth?
Derrick Johnson is one of the decorated linebackers for the Kansas City Chiefs, where he played 13 seasons. He signed a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders but was released by the Raiders in October 2018 at his request. He returned to the Chiefs signing a one-day ceremonial contract and retired on 8 May 2019. His net worth is not available at present.