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For the Australian politician, see Vaughan Johnson (politician).
Vaughan Johnson
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1962-03-24) March 24, 1962 (age 52)
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
Debuted in 1986
Last played in 1994
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Sacks 12
Interceptions 4
Games 124
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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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 ...

ABC Local

ABC Local
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 18:28:25 -0700

A central Queensland mayor says the next member for Gregory will have big shoes to fill, when veteran MP Vaughan Johnson steps down next year. Mr Johnson says he will not contest the next election, after representing the central western Queensland seat ...

The Australian (blog)

The Australian (blog)
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:05:27 -0700

CAMPBELL Newman also put out a release thanking the long-serving but soon-to-retire member for Gregory, Vaughan Johnson. Initial pleasantries out of the way, Johnson was referred to repeatedly as Mr Gregory. It was fixed later and Johnson probably isn ...

Central Queensland news

Central Queensland news
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:18:51 -0700

LNP'S Vaughan Johnson has held the seat of Gregory for 25 years but, but his retirement leaves the field wide open in the upcoming state election. And Winton's Ross Stockham has put himself forward for the job as a Katter's Australian Party representative.
My Sunshine Coast (press release)
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:07:30 -0700

"Well that fable has been well and truly exposed by his colleague, the Member for Gregory, Vaughan Johnson, who yesterday told Parliament of the disastrous impact of that foolhardy decision on his community. "As he is standing down at the next election ...
The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:55:26 -0700

Andersen is later named NFC special teams player of the week & LB Vaughan Johnson is named Defensive Player of the Week with 22 tackles plus a sack and a forced fumble. 2004--Saints' John Carney is named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for ...
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 08:00:00 -0700

Jackson earned 51 percent of the 541 votes in the poll. Along with Jackson, Vaughan Johnson, Sam Mills and Pat Swilling made up what NFL Network ranked as the greatest linebacker corps in league history. All four are members of the Saints Hall of Fame.

Central Queensland news

Central Queensland news
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 18:53:09 -0700

ROLLESTON young gun Jack Piggott has thrown his hat into the ring for the LNP pre-selection battle to pick a candidate to replace outgoing veteran Gregory MP Vaughan Johnson. Since Mr Johnson last Thursday announced his intention to vacate his ...

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