Chris Johnson Stats
Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson has already set numerous records in his short National Football League career and a look at Chris Johnson's stats will show just how dynamic he's been. Despite having been in the National Football League for only three years, he has dazzled fans with his speed and electric style of play and may be the premier player at his position. Chris Johnson was drafted by the Titans as their pick in round one of the 2008 NFL Draft. Starting with his rookie year, Johnson has displayed breathtaking speed, surprising power, and big-play ability that has set him apart from others at his position. He has made the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons and is well on his way to a record-setting career.
- He has rushed for 2,000 yards in a season. Johnson became only the sixth player in NFL history to break the magical 2,000 yard rushing yardage barrier in 2009 when he rushed for 2,006 yards. In doing so he joined an elite club that includes the following: Eric Dickerson, Jamal Lewis, Barry Sanders, Terrell Davis and O.J. Simpson. He brashly predicted that he would rush for 2,500 yards in 2010, but came up fairly well short with a still-good-but-not-monumental 1,364 yards rushing.
- He set an NFL record for yards from scrimmage in 2009 with 2,509 yards. Johnson’s 2009 campaign was one of the most extraordinary in NFL history for a running back. Not only did he break the 2,000 yard rushing barrier, but he set the total yards from scrimmage record, too. That year, in addition to rushing for 2,006 yards, Johnson caught 50 passes for another 503 yards, thereby setting the record. He also ran for fourteen touchdowns that year and caught two more.
- Johnson has the most career touchdown runs of 85 yards or more. What makes this truly remarkable is that he set the career mark in one year! In 2009, Johnson had rushing touchdowns of 91, 89 and 85 yards. To set a career record in just one season shows just what a truly monumental season Chris Johnson had in 2009 and how he is statistically setting records at such a young age.
- Chris Johnson is really, really fast! At the NFL Scouting Combine in February 2008, Johnson was timed in the 40-yard dash at 4.24 seconds. While a few other players have recorded faster times at other locations using a handheld stopwatch, Johnson’s time is the fastest ever electronically timed 40-yard dash at the combine, which began in 1982. He also was a star in track and field in high school. He finished second in the 100-meter dash at the Florida state high school championships to Walter Dix. Walter Dix went on to win two bronze medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 100 meter and 200 meter sprints.