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Steve Johnson biography

Date of birth : 1986-07-22
Date of death : -
Birthplace : San Francisco, Californis, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-28
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Steve Johnson, Jr. is an American football wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Bills in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kentucky.

PRO: Drafted in the seventh round by the Bills with the 224th overall pick… is the 5th Wildcat to be drafted by Buffalo…Third Kentucky wide receiver selected in team history, and first since 1963 (Thomas Hutchinson, 2nd round pick).

Career:

* Recorded first career reception for eight yards at Arz. (10/5/08)
* Posted first touchdown reception at NYJ (12/14/08)
* Posted second touchdown reception the following week at Den (12/21/08). Became first Bills rookie receiver since Lee Evans in 2004 to post touchdown receptions in consecutive games.

2009:
* At NE (9/14), vs. TB (9/20) Inactive.
* vs. NO (9/27) Active but did not play.
* at MIA (10/4), vs. CLE (10/11) Inactive.
* at NYJ (10/18) Saw first action of the season – mainly on the punt return unit.
* at CAR (10/25) Saw first action at wide receiver but did not record a catch. Saw action on special teams.
* vs. HOU (11/1) Caught his first pass of the season. Finished the game with one reception for five yards.
* at TEN (11/15) Posted one reception for five yards. Also saw action on the special teams.
* at JAX (11/22), vs. MIA (11/29), vs. NYJ (12/3) Inactive.
* at KC (12/13), vs. NE (12/20) Active but did not play.
* at ATL (12/27) Saw action at wide receiver but did not record a reception.
* vs. IND (1/3) Inactive.

2008:
* Dressed for the first time in NFL career, but did not see action at StL (9/28)
* Saw his first action in the NFL at Arz. (10/5) and recorded his first career reception for a gain of eight yards
* Caught one pass for eight yards vs. NYJ (11/2), in his second game of his career
* Posted one reception for 15 yards at NE (11/9)
* Set career and season-highs with three catches for 41 yards vs. Cle. (11/17)… posted a career-long 21-yard gain in third quarter
* Recorded his first touchdown of his career on a two-yard pass from JP Losman at NYJ (12/14)… became the 10th different player on the team with a touchdown catch this in 2008… finished with two catches for 13 yards and one carry for six yards
* Posted his second touchdown of career at Den. (12/21)… became the first Bills rookie to catch a touchdown in consecutive games since Lee Evans (2004)

COLLEGE:

Became the fourth player in Kentucky history to gain over 1,000 yards receiving in a season…His 13 touchdown catches were one shy of the school season-record… Gained 1,041 yards receiving in 2007… All-SEC first-team selection by the College Football News …Named the team’s Most Improved Offensive Player by the coaching staff … Ranked second in the SEC with an average of 80.8 yards receiving per game …caught two game-winning touchdown passes – a 57-yarder with 28 seconds left vs. Louisville and a seven-yarder in triple OT vs. No. 1 ranked LSU…Sociology major.

PERSONAL:

Son of Steve Johnson Sr. and Andre and Rhonda Lewis…Married to his wife, Britney, and has a two-year old daughter, Miyah…Cousin, Marquise Lewis, played football at Kentucky State…Stepfather is Andre Lewis, a music producer and renowned community activist in the San Francisco Area…Did not play varsity football until his school added a program his junior year of high school at Rodriguez High School in Fairfield, CA….Started at running back as a junior and quarterback as a senior, in addition to playing safety, linebacker, and end on defense…Earned All-State and first-team All-Conference honors and was named Most Valuable Player of the East-West Shrine All-Star Game following his senior season…Also played two years of basketball and was second-team All-Conference.

COMMUNITY:

In 2008, Steve participated in the Toyota Rookie Club appearing at numerous community events throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario. Each month, Steve and all first year players did one community appearance as a group. During the 2008 season the Toyota Rookie Club events included a visit to Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, the Lincoln M. Alexander Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario, a trip to the Northwest Buffalo Community Center to serve Thanksgiving Dinner and hosted the Annual Bills Holiday Party for children at Ralph Wilson Stadium to approximately 300 children and families.

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