Larry Johnson (running back)

All-American college football player, professional football player, running back

Larry Johnson (born November 19, 1979) is a former American Football runningback in the National Football League. He played college football for Penn State.

Larry Johnson
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Johnson in 2007
No. 34, 27, 23
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1979-11-19) November 19, 1979 (age 42)
Pomfret, Maryland
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:State College Area
(State College, Pennsylvania)
College:Penn State
NFL Draft:2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:6,223
Rushing touchdowns:55
Receiving yards:1,373
Receiving touchdowns:6
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Johnson spent most of his career with the Kansas City Chiefs. After replacing the often-injured veteran Priest Holmes, Johnson excelled. He played very well in 2005 and 2006 and far passed the 1,000 yard mark that notable backs and receivers aim for. However, after an argument with head coach Todd Haley in 2009, he was released. He finished the season with the Cincinnati Bengals, but was not resigned.

Johnson spent portions of offseasons with the Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins, but was cut both times.