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Jeremiah
Johnson
#24 Running Back
Jeremiah
Johnson
#24 Running Back
Height 5'9
Weight 210 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1987-02-15 (31)
Born Los Angeles, CA
School Oregon
INT / NAT INT
Rushes 120
Yards 633
Touchdowns 5
Average 5.28


Born
: February 15, 1987 – Los Angeles, CA
2018:   Years as a Lion: 3rd   Years in CFL: 5th   Status: International
Career Games: 48   Playoffs: 2   Grey Cup: 0

 

Acquired:
Jeremiah was signed by the Lions as a free agent on February 10, 2016. After a great debut season as a Lion, he signed a two-year extension in December 2016.

 

Highlights:Preseason Lions vs Calgary
2017
: Taking on the role as the club’s full-time feature running back, Jeremiah responded with a career season rolling up 913 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on 158 carries while adding another 542 yards and three majors on 48 receptions.  With 17 starts on the year and an offensive threat each time he touched the ball, Jeremiah also chipped in on special teams with 157 kickoff return yards which gave him 1,612 combined yards, second only to teammate Chris Rainey.

 

2016: A noteworthy debut season as a Lion for the third-year tailback as Jeremiah saw the majority of game action while platooning the position with teammate Anthony Allen.

 

Starting 11 of the team’s 18 regular season games, he recorded 809 yards on 138 carries (5.9 avg) with seven touchdowns. Jeremiah hit the 100-yard mark in three of his 11 games and had more than 70 rushing yards in two other starts. His 159-yard effort versus Montreal was a season-high for the Leos and a career-high for Johnson.

 

Versatile and athletic, Jeremiah added another 131 yards on 12 receptions. His playoff debut in the Western Semi-Final was particularly outstanding as he piled-up 110 yards on 11 carries including a 40-yard romp for a major in the win over Winnipeg. He added another 54 yards on eight carries in the Western Final.

 

2014-2015: After splitting his first 10 regular season games between Ottawa and Toronto in 2014, Johnson appeared in 10 contests for the RedBlacks in 2015 totaling 97 rushes for 448 yards and nine touchdowns. Over 20 regular season appearances, the Los Angeles native has notched 796 yards on 156 carries with 12 majors and has added another 434 yards and two touchdowns on 62 receptions.

 

2009 – 2013: Jeremiah signed as a free agent with the Houston Texans in 2009 and eventually made stops in Washington, Carolina and Denver in 2010 before spending most of 2011-2013 with Denver on the club’s practice and active rosters.

 

fb2College:
2005 – 2009:
Jeremiah enjoyed a productive four-year, 40-game run at Oregon totaling 2,336 rushing yards and 30 touchdowns on 349 carries – good enough for sixth overall among running back in Ducks’ history. Versatile and athletic, he also added 36 career receptions for 303 yards and a touchdown.  As a senior in 2008, he gained 1,201 yards on 168 carries which helped him earn a Second-Team All-Pac 10 nod.

 

Personal:
Jeremiah attended with University of Oregon and graduated in 2009. He says that if he wasn’t playing football he would be pursuing a career in social work or giving back to the community. Jeremiah places high value on giving back and mentoring kids as he explains how they are our future. He has two children of his own, daughter Jordan and son Isaac. Jeremiah’s biggest football memory to date is making it to the Grey Cup with the Ottawa REDBLACKS, reminiscing on how cool it was seeing fans from all teams there supporting the game. Jeremiah says his proud wife, Shanel, is his biggest fan and recognizes his mom, grandma and father-in-law as his heroes.

Seasons

Rushing

YEAR TEAM GP CAR YDS TDS AVG LG
2014
TOR 5 21 110 1 5.2 20
2014
OTT 5 38 238 2 6.3 29
2015
OTT 10 97 448 9 4.6 35
2016
BC 11 138 809 7 5.9 26
2017
BC 17 158 913 9 5.8 50
2018
BC 13 120 633 5 5.3 33
Total
61 572 3151 33 5.5 50

Receiving

YEAR TEAM GP REC YDS YAC TD AVG LG
2014
TOR 5 15 112 - 1 7.5 30
2014
OTT 5 5 55 - 1 11.0 22
2015
OTT 10 42 267 - 0 6.4 16
2016
BC 11 12 131 95 0 10.9 32
2017
BC 17 48 542 406 3 11.3 58
2018
BC 13 40 308 227 0 7.7 21
Total
61 162 1415 728 5 8.7 58

Kickoff Returns

YEAR TEAM GP KOR YDS AVG LG TD
2014
TOR 5 2 42 21 25 0
2014
OTT 5 0 0 0 0 0
2015
OTT 10 2 46 23 24 0
2016
BC 11 0 0 0 0 0
2017
BC 17 7 157 22.4 26 0
2018
BC 13 6 132 22 34 0
Total
61 17 377 22.2 34 0

Game Log

Rushing

DATE WEEK OPP CAR YDS TD AVG LG
06-16
1 MTL 10 52 0 5.2 18
06-29
3 EDM 11 64 1 5.8 17
07-07
4 WPG 13 80 1 6.2 25
07-14
5 WPG 3 26 0 8.7 17
08-04
8 CGY 11 50 1 4.5 8
08-18
10 TOR 11 60 1 5.5 15
08-25
11 SSK 9 33 0 3.7 8
09-07
13 OTT 11 69 1 6.3 33
09-14
14 MTL 12 50 0 4.2 12
09-22
15 HAM 7 25 0 3.6 7
09-29
16 HAM 3 6 0 2.0 3
10-06
17 TOR 19 118 0 6.2 18
10-13
18 CGY 0 0 0 0.0 0
Total
120 633 5 5.1 181

Receiving

DATE WEEK OPP REC YDS TD AVG LG
06-16
1 MTL 2 4 0 2.0 5
06-29
3 EDM 2 14 0 7.0 9
07-07
4 WPG 2 13 0 6.5 9
07-14
5 WPG 2 13 0 6.5 9
08-04
8 CGY 6 46 0 7.7 13
08-18
10 TOR 5 57 0 11.4 21
08-25
11 SSK 6 58 0 9.7 19
09-07
13 OTT 0 0 0 0.0 0
09-14
14 MTL 1 12 0 12.0 12
09-22
15 HAM 5 19 0 3.8 9
09-29
16 HAM 6 50 0 8.3 18
10-06
17 TOR 3 22 0 7.3 10
10-13
18 CGY 0 0 0 0.0 0
Total
40 308 0 7.5 134

Kickoff Returns

DATE WEEK OPP PR YDS AVG LG TD
06-16
1 MTL 0 0 0 0 0
06-29
3 EDM 2 25 12.5 28 0
07-07
4 WPG 1 34 34 34 0
07-14
5 WPG 0 0 0 0 0
08-04
8 CGY 0 0 0 0 0
08-18
10 TOR 1 19 19 19 0
08-25
11 SSK 0 0 0 0 0
09-07
13 OTT 0 0 0 0 0
09-14
14 MTL 0 0 0 0 0
09-22
15 HAM 0 0 0 0 0
09-29
16 HAM 0 0 0 0 0
10-06
17 TOR 0 0 0 0 0
10-13
18 CGY 2 54 27 31 0
Total
6 132 0.0 34 92.5