He attended the University of Kansas and played football there. At Kansas, he was a two-time All-Big 12 tight end, earning honorable mention in 2015 and second team honors in 2017. Johnson was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Chargers after going undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft. He spent time on their practice squad before being released at the end of October.
In 2014, Johnson won the Boston Marathon while playing for the Kansas City Chiefs. The race was stopped due to rain delays and heavy wind gusts that caused several sections of the course to be closed.
Johnson has also competed in the New York City Marathon. He finished fourth in 2014 and ninth in 2013.
During his collegiate career, Johnson caught 95 passes for 1,170 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also rushed for four touchdowns.
After graduating from Kansas, Johnson entered the 2018 NFL Draft. He was not selected during the draft's first round and became the first player to go unselected in three consecutive drafts. He joined former teammate Sean McVay who was drafted tenth overall by the Los Angeles Rams.
Prior to joining the Chiefs, Johnson played for the Philadelphia Eagles, where he earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors after a game-winning field goal in overtime against the New England Patriots in 2016. He was traded to the Chargers at the end of August 2017.
He was a lineman for the Arkansas Razorbacks football team while attending the University of Arkansas. Many of his colleagues went on to carve out a career in the professional football league. Johnson began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech University in 1965. He would stay with the Bulldogs for seven seasons, helping them win a school-record 33 games.
In 1972, he became the head coach at the University of Texas at Austin. Under his leadership, the Longhorns improved by at least 10 wins each season and made two bowl appearances. In 1978, he took over as head coach at the University of Virginia but was fired after only one season with the Cavaliers.
After leaving UVA, he returned to coaching as an assistant under Bill Dooley at Maryland before being hired by former teammate Dave Krieg at the start of the 1980 season. Krieg had just led the Navy Midshipmen to a 9-1 record when he decided to take a break from playing football to prepare for his upcoming doctoral exams. He asked Johnson to help lead the Middies into their first game against Army. The game was played at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., and Navy won 31-7. Krieg would go on to lead Navy to four more winning seasons and a pair of bowl victories before being fired after the 1985 season.
Johnson was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the ninth round of the 1992 NFL Draft. He played seven seasons with the Vikings and two seasons with the Washington Redskins before becoming the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' starting quarterback in 2001. He led the Buccaneers to victory over the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII. After his stint with the Buccaneers, he finished his career with the Kansas City Chiefs.
During his NFL career, Johnson passed for 50 touchdowns against 34 interceptions. He also had 3,474 yards rushing and 27 scores on the ground.
After retiring from football, Johnson became a radio analyst for ESPN and CBS Sports during football season. In 2005, he joined the Minnesota Vikings as their quarterbacks coach under former teammate Mike Tice. Johnson remained with the team until 2009 when he was hired as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' new head coach. However, he was fired after the 2010 season. Since then, he has been the offensive coordinator at North Carolina State University.
He is currently married to Lacey and they have three children: Bronson, Braxton and Briley. Bronson plays baseball at UNC-Chapel Hill while Braxton plays basketball at Maryland Eastern Shore University. Briley is still young but wants to be a soccer player when he grows up.
Brad Johnson grew up in New London, Connecticut and attended New London High School.
NFL.com has player statistics. Michael David Johnson (born February 7, 1987) is a free agent in the National Football League. He was picked in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals and has previously played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He attended Georgia Tech during his collegiate football career.
This surpassed Pietro Mennea's record, which had lasted for 17 years. He won the Olympic championship on July 29, 1996, with an Olympic record time of 43.49 seconds, and he also set a world record in the 200m event the same year, finishing in 19.32 seconds.
Johnson attended The University of Texas in Austin and became one of the most powerful linebackers in Longhorn history while playing for coach Mack Brown's Texas Longhorns football team from 2001 to 2004.
He was later named the Mack Lee Hill Award winner for rookie of the year. With a 10-6 record, the Kansas City Chiefs finished second in the AFC West but did not make the playoffs.
Following the 2015 NFL Draft, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He was a quarterback for Auburn from 2013 to 2014 and was the Tigers' starting quarterback. As a freshman in 2013, he led Auburn to its first win over Alabama since 1981 when he threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-35 victory over the Crimson Tide.
He transferred to Miami (OH) after one season at Auburn. As a sophomore in 2015, he started eight games for the Hurricanes before being sidelined with an injury. He passed for 2,996 yards and 21 touchdowns and rushed for another 1,010 yards and 11 scores.
After his successful run at Miami (OH), where he finished second in Heisman voting as a quarterback in 2015, Marshall was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round (242nd overall pick) of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said following the draft that if Marshall decided to switch positions he would be able to make an immediate impact with the Jaguars. "If he wanted to go into defense, I think he'd be able to do some good things there," Malzahn said. "I know they need help at both corner spots, so maybe running back or defensive end. Those are two positions of need for them."