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For the Australian politician, see Vaughan Johnson (politician).
Vaughan Johnson
No. 53
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
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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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:04:25 -0700

Fangio began his NFL career with Mora and the Saints, spending nine seasons as linebackers coach with New Orleans (1986-94), where he coached a quartet of All-Pros in Rickey Jackson, Vaughan Johnson, Sam Mills and Pat Swilling that was later voted ...

Courier Mail

Courier Mail
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 17:10:48 -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 ...

Sports Radio ESPN 1420

Sports Radio ESPN 1420
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 04:26:26 -0700

When deciding who is the best New Orleans Saints player to ever wear #53, the choice is limited to linebackers Dave Simmons, Dick Absher, Billy Hobbs, Rick Kingrea, Tommy Hart, Sammy Green, Scott Pelluer, Vaughan Johnson, Keith Fourcade, Don Davis, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Brisbane Times

Courier Mail
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:30:22 -0700

“He's given dinosaurs a bad name, Vaughan Johnson – this is an archaic view of modern Queensland.” Brisbane driver Marian Lein, 20, said it was important people didn't rely on stereotypes to form their opinions. “(Mr Johnson) doesn't have any ...

Courier Mail

Courier Mail
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:05:58 -0700

Retiring MP Vaughan Johnson also accused Mr Abbott's inner circle of not understanding the realities of driving and transport in regional and rural Queensland. “It seems if you're a government in Canberra, you can do what you like,” he told the Parliament.

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