Jimmy Johnson

Cornerback

Jimmy Johnson

16 seasons
47 career interceptions
615 return yards
4 All-NFL selections
5 Pro Bowls

16

seasons

47

career interceptions

615

return yards

4

All-NFL selections

5

Pro Bowls
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"I don’t look at someone and think that he can’t beat me. If you play long enough, you’re going to get beat. The question and the key to your effectiveness is how often.”

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(UCLA)...6'2'', 187...James Earl Johnson. . .49ers' No. 1 draft pick, 1961. . . Played on offense, at safety before moving to cornerback permanently, 1963. . . Blessed with outstanding speed, leaping ability. . .Named All-Pro four times. . .Selected to five Pro Bowls. . .Career record: 47 interceptions, 615 yards (both were 49ers records). . .Opposition passers avoided throwing in his area. . .Played in two NFC title games. . .Born March 31, 1938, in Dallas, Texas.