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Taron Johnson

Taron Johnson
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Johnson at New Era Field in 2018
No. 24 - Buffalo Bills
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1996-07-27) July 27, 1996 (age 24)
Sacramento, California
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school:Sheldon
(Sacramento, California)
College:Weber State
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 4 / Pick: 121
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2019

Taron Johnson (born July 27, 1996) is an American football cornerback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Weber State.[1] He played high school football at Sheldon High School in Sacramento, California.[2]

High School

Johnson played high school football at Sheldon High School in Sacramento, California. He was pulled up to the school's varsity squad as a sophomore, one year earlier than the standard, owing to his exceptional talent. He would go on to be the school's first ever NFL Draft pick.[2]

College career

Coming out of high school, Weber State was the only college that offered Johnson a football position, so he accepted it.[2]

As a senior, he made three interceptions at Weber State. Johnson was the 2017 Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year.[3]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft  in
(1.81 m)
192 lb
(87 kg)
 in
(0.78 m)
 in
(0.23 m)
33.0 in
(0.84 m)
9 ft 10 in
(3.00 m)
All values from NFL Combine[4]

Johnson was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft with the 121st overall pick.[5] On May 11, 2018, he signed his rookie contract.[6] Against the Green Bay Packers in week 4, Johnson recorded his first career sack and forced fumble, taking down quarterback Aaron Rodgers with a strip-sack.[7] Johnson recorded his first career interception the following week against the Tennessee Titans, picking off Marcus Mariota in the 13-12 victory.[8] He was placed on injured reserve on December 11, 2018 after undergoing shoulder surgery.[9]

Johnson is currently the Bills' starting nickel cornerback.[10]

References

  1. ^ Davidson, Joe (January 24, 2018). "Sheldon's first NFL draft pick? Why he thinks he has a chance to prove doubters wrong". The Sacramento Bee. ISSN 0890-5738.
  2. ^ a b c "Taron Johnson becomes Sheldon's first NFL draft pick. Why his new team was a surprise". The Sacramento Bee. ISSN 0890-5738. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ Hein, Brett. "Weber State football: Taron Johnson named Big Sky defensive player of the year". Standard-Examiner. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Taron Johnson Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ Maiorana, Sal (April 28, 2018). "5 things to know about Buffalo Bills pick Taron Johnson". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
  6. ^ Brown, Chris (May 11, 2018). "Bills sign fourth-round pick Johnson". BuffaloBills.com. Archived from the original on May 11, 2018.
  7. ^ Turner, Erik (October 4, 2018). "Bills' Young Secondary Tested". Cover1.net.
  8. ^ Filipowski, Nick (October 7, 2018). "Returning to form: Bills defense forces three turnovers in win over Titans". WIVB-TV.
  9. ^ Brown, Chris (December 11, 2018). "Bills place Matt Milano, Taron Johnson on I-R". BuffaloBills.com.
  10. ^ Skurski, Jay (August 28, 2020). "Taron Johnson's 'dog' mentality gives Bills' secondary some bite". The Buffalo News. Retrieved 2020.

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