Keyshawn Johnson is a former NFL player and currently works as a sports broadcaster in the United States. Keyshawn Johnson played wide receiver for eleven seasons in the NFL and is presently a broadcaster for ESPN. He is a former Pro Bowl wide receiver with 10,571 receiving yards and 64 touchdowns in his career. After retiring, he became a football analyst on ESPN.
He was an All-American college football player for the University of Southern California. The New York Jets selected him first overall in the 1996 NFL Draft. Additionally, he played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Carolina Panthers. He was the most recent of three wide receivers selected first overall in top draught history.
Keyshawn Johnson’s Net Worth
Keyshawn Johnson has a total asset value of $70 million, which he obtained through various matches. He has earned millions from 7 figure agreements, propelling him to a well-off retirement.
At just 24 years of age, Keyshawn earned a rich deal by turning into a millionaire. In 1996, he was drafted by the New York Jets as a quarterback with a $15 million deal.
Furthermore, Keyshawn got a $6 million sign-on incentive in addition to an additional $2 million for putting up the facts and stats the group’s general managers expected from him. He was traded to the Tampa Bay Bucs only 4 years after the fact for an 8-year contract worth $56 million over 8 years.
Early Life & Education
Joseph Keyshawn Johnson was born in Los Angeles, California on July 22, 1972. He was raised by his single mother, Vivian Jessie Johnson, who was the youngest of his six siblings.
During his sophomore and junior years at Palisades High School, he transferred to Susan Miller Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, where he played football for the Dorsey Dons. Even though Johnson was a promising football player, his early life was marred by gang violence and legal issues. He spent nine months in a California youth facility during the eighth grade after being arrested for possession of marijuana, cocaine, and a concealed weapon. His low SAT scores required him to begin his collegiate football career at a junior college.
He was an All-American college football player for the University of Southern California. He was the first player selected in the 1996 NFL Draft and played for the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys, and Carolina Panthers.
Following his retirement from football after the 2006 season, he spent seven years as a sports commentator for ESPN. During the seventeenth season of Dancing with the Stars, Keyshawn Johnson was the first person to be kicked off.
Keyshawn helped his team win the 1995 Cotton Bowl Classic and was named Most Valuable Player. He also played in the Rose Bowl in 1996, where he was ultimately named the game’s Most Valuable Player.
Keyshawn was selected first overall in the 1996 NFL Draft. After his selection, he played for the New York Jets, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Dallas Cowboys, and the Carolina Panthers, among others. In 2008, he was honored with induction into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.
Awards and Achievements
- Super Bowl champion (XXXVII)
- 3× Pro Bowl (1998, 1999, 2001)
- (1995) Pop Warner Award
- (1995) Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year
- Unanimous All-American (1995)
- 2× First-team All-Pac-10 (1994, 1995)
Career NFL Statistics
- Receptions: 814
- Receiving yards: 10,571
- Receiving Average: 13.0
- Receiving Touchdown: 64