Chris Johnson Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Feb 08, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on Nov 21, 2023
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About Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson, popularly known by his nickname CJ2K, is a former American football running back.

Johnson was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft after he ran a record-breaking 4.24 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. He was a Pro Bowl selection in each of his first three years in the league. In 2009, Johnson won the NFL rushing title with 2,006 yards, becoming the sixth player to rush for over 2,000 yards in a single season.

Throughout his career, Johnson played for the Tennessee Titans, New York Jets, and Arizona Cardinals. His career was marked by impressive speed and agility, earning him the nickname CJ2K after his 2,000-yard season. He retired in 2019 after signing a one-day contract with the Tennessee Titans.

Over his career, Johnson played 130 games and had 2,163 rushing attempts, resulting in 9,651 rushing yards.

Chris Johnson: Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Chris Johnson’s net worth?

As of 2023, the net worth of Chris Johnson is estimated to be over $9 million.

How much does Chris Johnson earn per year?

Chris Johnson’s annual income is not public knowledge as of 2023.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Chris Johnson?

Chris Johnson is 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) tall.

How old is Chris Johnson?

Chris Johnson, born on September 24, 1985, is 38 years old as of September 2023.

Childhood And Education

Chris Johnson was born in Orlando, Florida. His mother's name is Della Johnson, and he had a sister, Jennifer Johnson, who passed away in 2011. He played football at Olympia High School in Orlando. Afterward, he chose to attend East Carolina over Eastern Kentucky, USF, and UConn.

Besides football, Johnson was also a standout track star at Olympia High School. In his senior year, he finished second behind Walter Dix in the 100 m race at the 2004 Florida 4A state championships. He also recorded personal bests of 10.38 and 21.28 (the nation's 24th fastest in 2004) in the 100 m and 200 m races respectively. Johnson also anchored the 4 × 100 m relay team that won the Golden South and Golden West National Championships.

At East Carolina University, Johnson majored in communications and played for the East Carolina Pirates. In his senior year, he broke out for 2,960 all-purpose yards and 24 touchdowns.

After retiring from professional football, he returned to school and graduated in 2020. He was inducted into the Senior Bowl Hall Of Fame on June 25, 2023.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Chris Johnson dating?

As of 2023, no accurate information about Chris Johnson's dating or love life has been made public.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For...

Chris Johnson is a former American football running back best known for his time with the Tennessee Titans in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at East Carolina University, where he was a standout player. Johnson was also a first-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.

In the NFL, Johnson made a significant impact, particularly during his tenure with the Titans. In his second season, he became the sixth player in NFL history to break the 2,000-yard rushing mark in a single season. This achievement earned him the nickname 'CJ2K'. In the same year, 2009, he set an NFL record with 2,509 total yards from scrimmage, breaking Marshall Faulk's previous record. His exceptional performance that season won him the 2009 Offensive Player Of The Year award.

Johnson was selected to three consecutive Pro Bowls as a member of the Titans from 2008 to 2010. After his time with the Titans, he signed with the New York Jets in 2014 and later played for the Arizona Cardinals. In April 2019, a one-day contract was signed to make Chris Johnson retire as a member of the Tennessee Titans, the team that drafted him in 2008.

Johnson's remarkable achievements in college and the NFL have solidified his legacy as one of the most dynamic running backs in the history of American football.

What awards has Chris Johnson won?

Chris was selected three times to the Pro Bowl from 2008-2010, an annual all-star game that honors the best players in the NFL for their performance in the season. He was also named on the First-team All-Pro in 2009.

Also in 2009, Chris Johnson received the Associated Press NFL Offensive Player Of The Year award. The NFL also honored Chris as FedEx Ground Player Of The Year in 2009. In 2010, he received the Best Breakthrough Athlete ESPY Award.

Other Interesting Chris Johnson Facts And Trivia

  • Chris Johnson's zodiac sign is Libra.
  • As of 2023, Chris Johnson has three children, twin sons, Chris Jr. and Bran, and a daughter named Krissy.
  • Chris Johnson has been linked to some murder-for-hire allegations as well as ties to a drug trafficking organization. However, as of 2023, he has not been formally charged with crimes related to any of these allegations. A representative for Johnson also denied the allegations, stating that there is no validity to them.
  • In 2013 before the NFL season, Chris appeared as a special guest judge on an episode of 'Ink Master'.
  • On February 15, 2015, the New York Jets chose not to renew the second year of Johnson's contract, making him a free agent. This decision followed a season where Johnson rushed for only 663 yards, recording the lowest total of his career.

Chris Johnson Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Christopher Duan Johnson

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Orlando, Florida



180 cm

Child Star?



Football Player


East Carolina University

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Della Johnson


Jennifer Johnson
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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Akinwalere OlaleyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

As a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual, Olaleye's expertise lies in administrative and management operations. With extensive knowledge as an Editor and Communications Analyst, Olaleye excels in editing, writing, and media relations. Her commitment to upholding professional ethics and driving organizational growth sets her apart. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Benin, Edo State. 

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