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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " DERRICK "DJ " O'HARA JOHNSON " IS A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LINEBACKER FOR THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS OF THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE (NFL) : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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Derrick "DJ" O’Hara Johnson  born November 22, 1982 is an American football linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Texas and earned consensus All-American honors twice. The Chiefs chose him in the first round (15th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft, and he's a 3 time Pro Bowler.

Early years

Johnson was born in Waco, Texas. He attended Waco High School, and played for the Waco Lions high school football team. He registered 170 tackles (103 unassisted), 21.0 stops for loss, 6.0 quarterback sacks, five forced fumbles and two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown as a senior. Johnson produced a career-high 30 tackles and four forced fumbles in a single game. He earned Parade magazine high school All-America and first-team All-Texas Class 5A honors following both his junior and senior seasons, and played in the first-ever U.S. Army All-American Bowl on December 30, 2000.

College career

Johnson enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin, and played for coach Mack Brown's Texas Longhorns football team from 2001 to 2004 and became one of the most dominant linebackers in Longhorns history. Johnson was a first-team All-Big 12 selection in 2002, 2003 and 2004, a consensus first-team All-American in 2003, and unanimous first-team All-American in 2004. Following his senior season, he was also recognized as the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, and received the Dick Butkus Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy. The Texas Longhorns finished 11–1, and defeated the Michigan Wolverines 38–37 in the 2005 Rose Bowl.

College career statistics

YearGames PlayedTacklesSacksPass DefenseFumblesBlkd Kick
SoloAstTotalTFL-ydsNo.-ydsInt-ydsPBURec-ydsFF
20011257268317-634.5-29-32-01-
200213734712013-312-44-8510---
200313784712520-512-104-9293-121-
200412735713019-522-151-188-91
Career5028117745869-19710.5-589-195305-12111

Career awards and records

  • 2003 Consensus First-team All-American
  • 2004 Consensus First-team All-American
  • 2004 Dick Butkus Award
  • 2004 Bronko Nagurski Trophy

Professional career

2005 NFL Draft

Johnson was drafted 15th overall by the Kansas City Chiefs. After a month-long hold out by Johnson, he was signed by the Chiefs to a five-year deal worth $10.4 million. He joined Derrick Thomas and Percy Snow as the third Butkus Award winner to play for the Chiefs.