Gartrell Johnson III life and biography

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Gartrell Johnson III biography

Date of birth : 1986-06-21
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Miami, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-30
Credited as : Football player NFL, running back for the Falcons, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Gartrell Godfrey Johnson, III is an American football running back for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado State.


Originally drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Signed by the New York Giants on Sept. 15, 2009 after being waived by the Chargers on Sept. 14, 2009. Johnson carried the ball 13 times for 43 yards in 10 games with the Giants in 2009. The Miami, Fla., native attended Colorado State, receiving All-Mountain West Conference honors after rushing for 1,476 yards and 12 touchdowns during his senior season.


He ended his five-year career at CSU with an outstanding 2008 campaign for which he received first team All-MWC honors. Johnson accounted for over 3,000 yards of total offense and 26 touchdowns in his college career. Johnson become the first player to lead CSU in rushing for three straight seasons since E.J. Watson (1993-95),and recorded CSU's first 1,000-yard season since Kyle Bell in 2005. He showed an astonishing performance in the 2008 New Mexico Bowl when he rushed for 286 yards and two touchdowns, also receiving five passes for 90 yards, he sealed the game on a 77-yard touchdown with 1:46 remaining earning Offensive MVP honors. His 375 all-purpose yards ranks second all-time in a bowl game, behind East Carolina's Chris Johnson, who had 408 all-purpose yards; 153 in kickoff returns in the 2007 Hawaii Bowl. He was named Team’s Fum McGraw MVP as senior.

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