He played college football for Santa Monica College and Oregon State University, and played eleven seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, and the Miami Dolphins.He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL) in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft, and played for the Bengals for 10 seasons.
This gave him an NFL record of 450 receiving yards in back-to-back games (currently in 2nd behind Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns who had 498 yards in back to back games in 2013) , breaking the previous record of 448 set by San Francisco 49ers receiver John Taylor in 1989.
He played for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL) from 2014 to 2015, and played one game in 2017 for Mexican team Monterrey Fundidores of the Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional.
In April 2011, CNBC listed Johnson as number 1 on its list of "Most Influential Athletes In Social Media." After graduating from Miami Beach Senior High School in 1997, Johnson attended Langston University but did not play football.
“Someone who is very patient with his 50,000 different personalities and somebody that can just make him happy,” Cheryl said, referencing the mood swings the driven and eccentric professional athlete was known for during their rehearsals.
“And a good girl too.” As for Chad’s feelings on his elimination, as previously pointed out, he was the 100th star cut from the show, a result of the two dances he performed on what would have been the 27th birthday of his late teammate and close personal friend, Chris Henry – No. Chad said his elimination number was significant and he explained it all to Shaun.
However, after shaving his Mohawk and changing his mentality, he had a breakout game in a losing effort against the San Diego Chargers.