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Jeremi Johnson
FB #23
Height:
5-11
Weight:
275
College:
Western Kentucky
Hometown:
Louisville, KY
Experience:
7
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 96 52 0.5 149 2.9 1.6 2 15 11 21.2 0 0 3
2009 CIN 16 4 0.3 8 2 0.5 0 4 1 25 0 0 1
2007 CIN 16 7 0.4 25 3.6 1.6 0 12 1 14.3 0 0 0
2006 CIN 16 15 0.9 56 3.7 3.5 1 15 3 20 0 0 0
2005 CIN 16 8 0.5 14 1.8 0.9 0 5 1 12.5 0 0 1
2004 CIN 16 3 0.2 5 1.7 0.3 0 4 0 -- 0 0 1
2003 CIN 16 15 0.9 41 2.7 2.6 1 12 5 33.3 0 0 0
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 96 61 310 5.1 3.2 27 6 1 0 14 1
2009 CIN 16 6 41 6.8 2.6 9 0 0 0 1 0
2007 CIN 16 6 32 5.3 2 14 1 0 0 3 0
2006 CIN 16 6 37 6.2 2.3 17 0 0 0 1 0
2005 CIN 16 12 65 5.4 4.1 27T 3 1 0 3 1
2004 CIN 16 16 53 3.3 3.3 9 1 0 0 2 0
2003 CIN 16 15 82 5.5 5.1 16 1 0 0 4 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 96 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2009 CIN 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 CIN 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 CIN 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 CIN 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 CIN 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2003 CIN 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 96 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 CIN 16 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
2007 CIN 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2006 CIN 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2005 CIN 16 2 0 -- 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2004 CIN 16 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2003 CIN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 96 1 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0
2009 CIN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 CIN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 CIN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 CIN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 CIN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 CIN 16 1 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0

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Bio

2009 HIGHLIGHTS: GENERAL: Sixth-year pro, released by Bengals during 2008 season, was re-signed on April 24 and reclaimed the No. 1 FB spot in training camp … Played in all 16 games with eight starts, recording four rushes for eight yards and six catches for 41 yards ... Aided run-blocking effort that made Cedric Benson second in NFL in total rushing yards through Week 9 (Benson finished regular season ranked eighth with 1251 after missing three games due to injury and rest) … Contributed to Bengals ranking ninth in NFL in fewest sacks allowed (29) through regular season … Helped blocking effort to support a 128.5-yard rushing average in the regular season that included a team-record eight 100-yard games by individual backs.   

GAME-BY-GAME: Aided 141-yard rushing game by Cedric Benson on Sept. 20 at Green Bay … Had a two-yard rush converting a third-and-one situation Sept. 27 vs. Pittsburgh … Had one rush for four yards Oct. 4 at Cleveland … On Oct. 11 at Baltimore, helped limit Ravens to one sack while helping Benson (27-for-120) become the first player to rush for 100 yards against Baltimore in 40 games … Had two catches for 16 yards Oct. 25 vs. Chicago, while helping Benson rush for a career-high 189 yards and aiding a sack-free performance up front … On Nov. 8 vs. Baltimore, aided performance of just one sack allowed (for one yard), and helped Benson rush for 117 yards … On Nov. 15 at Pittsburgh, helped offense control line of scrimmage for fourth-quarter FG drives of 50 and 54 yards to get Cincinnati’s winning six-point margin … Aided a run-blocking effort that netted 210 yards rushing Nov. 29 vs. Cleveland, and helped Bengals control time of possession for 38:11 ... On Dec. 6 vs. Detroit, supported third straight game of more than 38 minutes possession time (38:48) … On Dec. 20 at San Diego, had a five-yard reception to the San Diego two on a fourth-quarter TD drive … Also at San Diego, aided a blocking effort that supported a 407-yard net offensive output, the team’s second highest of the season … Had a nine-yard reception Dec. 27 vs. Kansas City … Had a three-yard rush on his only touch Jan. 3 at New York Jets.

2009 HIGHLIGHTS: GENERAL: Sixth-year pro, released by Bengals during 2008 season, was re-signed on April 24 and reclaimed the No. 1 FB spot in training camp … Played in all 16 games with eight starts, recording four rushes for eight yards and six catches for 41 yards ... Aided run-blocking effort that made Cedric Benson second in NFL in total rushing yards through Week 9 (Benson finished regular season ranked eighth with 1251 after missing three games due to injury and rest) … Contributed to Bengals ranking ninth in NFL in fewest sacks allowed (29) through regular season … Helped blocking effort to support a 128.5-yard rushing average in the regular season that included a team-record eight 100-yard games by individual backs.    

GAME-BY-GAME: Aided 141-yard rushing game by Cedric Benson on Sept. 20 at Green Bay … Had a two-yard rush converting a third-and-one situation Sept. 27 vs. Pittsburgh … Had one rush for four yards Oct. 4 at Cleveland … On Oct. 11 at Baltimore, helped limit Ravens to one sack while helping Benson (27-for-120) become the first player to rush for 100 yards against Baltimore in 40 games … Had two catches for 16 yards Oct. 25 vs. Chicago, while helping Benson rush for a career-high 189 yards and aiding a sack-free performance up front … On Nov. 8 vs. Baltimore, aided performance of just one sack allowed (for one yard), and helped Benson rush for 117 yards … On Nov. 15 at Pittsburgh, helped offense control line of scrimmage for fourth-quarter FG drives of 50 and 54 yards to get Cincinnati’s winning six-point margin … Aided a run-blocking effort that netted 210 yards rushing Nov. 29 vs. Cleveland, and helped Bengals control time of possession for 38:11 ... On Dec. 6 vs. Detroit, supported third straight game of more than 38 minutes possession time (38:48) … On Dec. 20 at San Diego, had a five-yard reception to the San Diego two on a fourth-quarter TD drive … Also at San Diego, aided a blocking effort that supported a 407-yard net offensive output, the team’s second highest of the season … Had a nine-yard reception Dec. 27 vs. Kansas City … Had a three-yard rush on his only touch Jan. 3 at New York Jets.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2008 - Opened training camp with Bengals, but was not cleared for practice through the second preseason game, due to conditioning issues … Played in the last two preseason games (no statistics), with a start in finale on Aug. 28 at Indianapolis … Suffered knee injury in practice on Sept. 1, and was placed on Reserve/Injured list on Sept. 3 … Waived from Reserve/Injured on Nov. 26, following completion of rehab.

2007 — Helped Bengals to No. 2 NFL ranking with their 17 sacks allowed, behind only New Orleans (16) … Helped power rushing offense to 177 yards Oct. 21 vs. N.Y.  Jets, including 130-yard game by RB Kenny Watson … Had a one-yard TD catch Nov. 4 at Buffalo, and also had a key block on Glenn Holt’s 100-yard kickoff return … Blocked for season-high team rushing total of 192 yards Dec. 9 vs. St. Louis.

2006 — Earned his top league-wide recognition, finishing as first alternate in AFC Pro Bowl voting … Became a restricted free agent following ’05 season, and re-signed with Bengals on 4-13-06 … Helped power Rudi Johnson to season-high 145 rushing yards Sept. 17 vs. Cleveland … On Nov. 12 vs. San Diego, had three-yard rushing TD for game’s first score … Had four rushes for career-high 23 yards Nov. 30 vs. Baltimore.

2005 — Helped Bengals capture AFC North championship, scoring career-high three TDs (all receiving) and aiding Rudi Johnson’s club-record 1458 rushing yards … Aided pass protection that allowed only 21 sacks, a club record at the time … Scored on 18-yard catch Sept. 11 at Cleveland, breaking a tackle to reach end zone … Scored the only Bengals TD of the day in win Oct. 2 vs. Houston, a one-yard reception that put Cincinnati ahead 10-3 … Had career-long 27-yard catch for a TD in win Oct. 30 vs. Green Bay.

2004 — Had a two-yard TD catch for game’s first score on Oct. 3 at Pittsburgh … On Nov. 28 vs. Cleveland, helped Rudi Johnson power his way to a career-high 202 yards on 26 carries.

2003 — Drafted by Bengals in fourth round (118th overall) … Signed July 27 … Scored his first pro TD Nov. 9 vs. Houston, dragging Texans defender into end zone on one-yard second-quarter run that gave Bengals 14-10 lead … Also vs. Houston, helped RB Rudi Johnson rush for 182 yards on team-record 43 carries as Bengals posted their highest possession time (41:15) in 226 games … Had 13-yard TD reception Nov. 16 vs. Kansas City, putting Bengals ahead to stay at 10-6 in big win against an undefeated (9-0) opponent.   

COLLEGE: Began college career as an All-Big Ten freshman team selection at Indiana in 1999, and stayed at Indiana through 2001, with three-year totals of 931 rushing yards (5.1 avg.) and 386 receiving yards (10.4 avg.) … Scored 11 rushing TDs and two receiving TDs at Indiana while playing 33 games with 16 starts … Left Indiana to play his 2002 senior season at Division I-AA Western Kentucky, following Hoosiers WRs coach T.J. Weist, who was leaving to join WKU as running backs coach … Johnson was a key blocker and yardage-producer for WKU’s 2002 national championship team, gaining 947 scrimmage yards and helping RB Jon Frazier rush for 1606 yards.


 

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