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For the Australian politician, see Vaughan Johnson (politician).
Vaughan Johnson
No. 53, 52
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1962-03-24) March 24, 1962 (age 53)
Place of birth: Morehead City, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
College: North Carolina State
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 669
Sacks: 12
Interceptions: 4
Forced fumbles: 11
Player stats at NFL.com

Vaughan Monroe Johnson (born March 24, 1962 in Morehead City, North Carolina) is a retired American football linebacker.

Johnson played college football at North Carolina State University. After college, he went to play in the USFL with the Jacksonville Bulls. Afterwards, he would go on to the NFL and play for the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles. He was a four-time Pro Bowler from 1989 to 1992 while with the Saints and also a member of the vaunted Dome Patrol. In 2011, he was selected for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.[1]

He was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the 1st round (15th overall) of the 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft of USFL and CFL Players.


  1. ^ Sheldon Mickles, "Johnson was integral to Saints' rise to elite", Daily World (Opelousas, La.), June 15, 2011.

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623 news items

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:55:51 -0800

Former New Orleans Saints standout linebacker Vaughan Johnson will appear at the Saints Hall of Fame Museum Monday evening from 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m. to sign autographs prior to the New Orleans Saints game with the Detroit Lions. Johnson played eight ...

Big Easy Believer

Big Easy Believer
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:16:07 -0800

... Mora subsequently brought in two former USFL stars at inside linebacker: Sam Mills, who had played under Mora and won the USFL title with the Philadelphia / Baltimore Stars, and hard-hitting inside linebacker Vaughan Johnson of the Jacksonville ...

Bleeding Green Nation

Bleeding Green Nation
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 04:56:15 -0800

He started his NFL coaching career as the linebackers coach for the Dome Patrol Saints, who in 1991 sent all four starting linebackers to the Pro Bowl, and each member would go there at least four times while playing for him (Sam Mills, Vaughan Johnson ...

Central Queensland news

Central Queensland news
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:34:06 -0800

EX-GREGORY MP Vaughan Johnson addressed the mayors and councillors he worked so closely with and gave some parting advice to his successor, Lachlan Millar. Mr Johnson gave a wrap-up of his 25 years in Queensland Parliament and added some ...

Brisbane Times

Brisbane Times
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:34:05 -0700

The Queensland Liberal National Party government will lose one of its longest-serving members at the next state election after Gregory MP Vaughan Johnson announced his impending retirement from politics. Mr Johnson, 67, said he would step aside at the ...

Courier Mail

Courier Mail
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 18:05:26 -0800

The retirement of both Hobbs and his neighbour Vaughan Johnson in Gregory are the more conspicuous sign posts on the state's journey away from the Bjelke-Petersen era. It marks our progression from the old Queensland Country Party to the sleek ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:44:54 -0700

A Queensland Liberal National Party MP has apologised for saying Asian drivers had “no comprehension” of the road rules. The member for Gregory and parliamentary chief whip, Vaughan Johnson, has been campaigning for a driving and road rules test for ...

ABC Online

ABC Online
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:58:00 -0700

Queensland MP Vaughan Johnson has apologised for complaining about the driving skills of Asian people. Premier Campbell Newman pulled the long-serving conservative MP into line over the comments he made in State Parliament overnight and again on ...

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