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Jerrod Johnson Earned His Place in Texas A&M’s Record Books, But Where is He Now?
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The Texas A&M Aggies have put together a strong collection of quarterbacks in the 21st century.

The superstar of the Aggie signal callers is obviously Johnny Manziel. Stephen McGee, Reggie McNeal, Ryan Tannehill and Jerrod Johnson weren’t too shabby, either.

For Johnson, the 6-foot-5 signal caller had his share of highs and lows during his college football career. But, when he was on, he was really on.

It’s been over a decade since Johnson last played in College Station. Nowadays, the former Aggie has a career on the sidelines.

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Quarterback Jerrod Johnson was born into a football family. His father coached high school football and played at Texas A&M. It was only natural the Humble High School graduate followed in his father’s footsteps.

Johnson redshirted his first year on campus and played on the basketball team under Billy Gillispie. He quit hoops after the season to concentrate on football.

After a brief position change to wide receiver, Johnson saw his first bulk of action as a redshirt sophomore when starting quarterback Stephen McGee went down with a shoulder injury.

Johnson held onto the position until a rotator cuff injury affected his level of play as a senior, causing head coach Mike Sherman to split time between him and Tannehill. He ultimately lost the job after the seventh game of the 2010 season.

He finished his career with 8,011 passing yards, 67 touchdowns and 27 interceptions.

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The Houston native left college as Texas A&M’s all-time leader in passing yards and total offense. He was later surpassed by Kellen Mond in both categories.

Professional Football Career

The former A&M QB went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was the first overall pick of the 2011 UFL Draft by the Hartford Colonials. The team folded soon after he was selected.

Johnson then floated between several NFL teams such as the Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys. He battled in preseason training camps and offseason workouts but never saw the field during the regular season.

He also suited up for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League and the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the UFL.

Jerrod Johnson Now

Former QB Jerrod Johnson is still involved with football to this day. He entered the coaching world after his playing days and started a private quarterback training business called The Quarterback Club of Houston. He also started a men’s clothing brand called Stately Gentlemen.

Johnson’s primary job is as an offensive quality control coach for the Indianapolis Colts. He permanently joined Frank Reich’s coaching staff in 2020. He married his wife, Braidee Ireland, in May 2021.

The former signal caller is a born-and-raised Aggie. Even if the results weren’t always there, he was proud to wear the maroon and white.

It’s great to see he’s still involved in the game he loves.

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Joe Grobeck About the author:
Joe is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and lives in Austin, Texas. He believes Ndaumkong Suh should've won the 2009 Heisman and is an avid basketball fan.
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