David couldn’t believe the fortune he met in the sporting arena especially after a bit of a tough life growing up. However, he feels that everything he has been through in life, before he found a place in stardom, prepared him well for his current status. Although the journey was long, he never stopped striving to improve, eventually becoming one of the best in the arena.
David Johnson bio
The Cardinal running back was born David JeromeJohnson on December 16, 1991 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Her father’s name is not known but her mother is Regina Johnson. He was one of a set of triplets alongside his two sisters, Darnecia and Danielle, who were born into a family of six. Seeking a way to ease the burden of raising a handful of children for his single mother, David turned to organized sports, a path that would become their link to freedom. First it was dodgeball, tracks, and later football, a game that comes naturally to him and which he has proven over the years to be a king.
He attended Clinton High School in Clinton, Iowa where he shone in tracks, football as well as basketball. David set many records as a star athlete at his high school. Among his records are touchdowns in a season, career receptions, career receiving yards, career total offense and a season and game record for touchdowns. He was also selected as Outstanding Offensive Player for Clinton High in 2009 as a senior and was invited to play in the 2010 Shrine Bowl All-Star Game. Even with his high school career profile, David maintained a GPA of over of 3.0 throughout his time at school. After a successful high school career,
Throughout his college career from 2010 to 2014, David Johnson maintained his excellent form even though he was dreaded in 2010 and was due to play his freshman season in 2011. Accustomed to setting records, he didn’t hesitant to repeat the trend in college and would do even better after college. . David broke school records, including career and single-season marks for rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, rushing yards per game, career all-purpose yards and total touchdowns.
After a brilliant college career, David Johnson was selected in the third round (86th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. He was the seventh semifinalist selected that year and the only player from his college to be selected in 2015. He also became the second player from Northern Iowa to be selected by the Cardinals, following Brandon Keith in 2008. He signed a four-year contract. $2.9 million contract with the Cardinals in May 2015.
David Johnson made his career debut in a game against the New Orleans Saints in September 2015. After his first two games, the second against the Chicago Bears, he became the first player in NFL history to score touchdowns on a run, pass and kickoff return in his first two games. The following season was an amazing season for him. He finished with 293 carries for 1,239 rushing yards with 16 rushing touchdowns. Additionally, he was ranked seventh in the NFL in rushing yards, and second in the NFL in rushing touchdowns as well as a First-Team All-Pro.
Wife (Meghan Brock)
The running back married MeghanBrock in 2016. Meghan was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa and graduated from Cedar Falls High School and then the University of Northern Iowa. She is a registered nurse and took nursing courses at Kirkwood. She also worked at NewAldaya Lifescapes.
After dating for a while, they got engaged in June 2015. They appeared in the Amazon.com TV documentary: All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals in 2016 before their nuptials. Finally, the day came when they exchanged vows making a lifelong commitment to each other.
David and Meghan tied the knot on April 8, 2016, in Tempe, Arizona. A few months later, on July 8, 2016, the couple announced that they were exonerating their first child. Their grandson, David Jerome Johnson Jr. arrived on January 19, 2017, just weeks away from Super Bowl LI which was held on February 5.
Height, weight and measurements
David is not only known for his excellent vision and speed, but also for his towering height and large body. It stands 1.85 m above the ground and weighs 102 kg. His arm length, 31 1/4″ and hand length 9 5/8″ are considered above average for his position.