Rishaw Johnson

Rishaw Kali Johnson (born February 23, 1989) is an American football offensive guard that is currently a free agent. He attended California University of Pennsylvania in 2011, having transferred there from the University of Mississippi, where he played from 2008 to 2010. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012.

Rishaw Johnson
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Johnson with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1989-02-23) February 23, 1989 (age 31)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:313 lb (142 kg)
Career information
High school:Hammond
(Hammond, Louisiana)
College:California (PA)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Division II All-American (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Games played:3
Games started:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Johnson attended St. Augustine High School in his freshman and sophomore year, until Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005. He was forced to move to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and played his junior season at Southern Laboratory School. He completed his high school career at Hammond High School in Hammond, Louisiana, where he was regarded as a four-star offensive line prospect.[1] He chose Ole Miss over Florida State and Southern Miss.

College careerEdit

After redshirting his initial year at Ole Miss, Johnson saw action in five games as a redshirt freshman in 2008. In 2009, he appeared in five games, with four starts, at right guard. After starting the season opener of his junior season, Johnson was dismissed from Ole Miss for "violating team rules."[2] He then transferred to California University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Division II All-American selection in 2011. Johnson played in the 2012 Senior Bowl and the 2012 East–West Shrine Game.

Professional careerEdit

2012 NFL DraftEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 3 38 in
(1.91 m)
313 lb
(142 kg)
35 14 in
(0.90 m)
10 14 in
(0.26 m)
5.24 s 4.53 s 7.87 s 31 12 in
(0.80 m)
9 ft 0 in
(2.74 m)
22 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[3]

Seattle SeahawksEdit

Johnson was not drafted, and was signed by the Seattle Seahawks after the draft, and spent time on the practice squad. In late September, Johnson was brought in by the Chicago Bears for a workout, but was not signed.[4]

In December 2012, Johnson was promoted from the Seahawks practice squad to their active roster.

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

On September 3, 2013, Johnson was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad. The Chiefs promoted him to the active roster on September 24.[5]

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

On August 21, 2014, Johnson was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for safety Kelcie McCray.[6] Johnson was waived on September 25, 2014, after the team promoted Mike Kafka off the practice squad.

New York GiantsEdit

The New York Giants signed Johnson to their practice squad on November 25, 2014.[7]

Washington RedskinsEdit

On December 23, 2014, the Washington Redskins signed Johnson to their active roster from the Giants' practice squad.[8]

On May 4, 2015, he was waived by the Redskins.[9]


  1. ^ Rivals.com Profile
  2. ^ Rishaw Johnson kicked off team
  3. ^ NFL Combine Profile
  4. ^ Biggs, Brad (September 25, 2012). "Bears look at help for backfield". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  5. ^ Alper, Josh (September 24, 2013). "With Jeff Allen hurting, Chiefs promote a guard from practice squad". NBCSports.com. Retrieved January 4, 2015.
  6. ^ Patra, Kevin (August 21, 2014). "Rishaw Johnson acquired by Buccaneers from Chiefs". NFL.com. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  7. ^ Powell, Nick (November 25, 2014). "Giants sign Cincinnati Bengals practice squad linebacker Terrell Manning to the active roster". NJ.com. Retrieved January 4, 2015.
  8. ^ Jones, Mike (December 23, 2014). "Trent Murphy placed on IR, OL Rishaw Johnson signed". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  9. ^ Keim, John (May 4, 2015). "Redskins cut 13 players, start adding UDFAs". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 4, 2015.

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