Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson

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Updated On December 6, 2021

Chad Johnson is a former American football player. Chad Johnson has also been the spokesperson for Degree Men, the Sponsor of The Rookie.

Early Life and Childhood

Chad Javon Ochocinco Johnson was born on 9th January 1978 and is currently 42 years old. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. Similarly, he was born in Miami, Florida, United States, and holds the American nationality. Likewise, he follows Christianity, however, his ethnicity is unknown. Similarly, his father is Sam Brown and his mother is Paula Johnson. He has three siblings, two-sisters Syleena Johnson and Chinita, and one brother Sam Brown Jr.

Furthermore, since childhood, he was a very sporty person and loved playing Basketball. Likewise, he graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School in 1997. Later he attended Langston University. However he transferred from this to the community college Santa Monica College, He played with NFM star Steve Smith as a wide receiver. But he transferred to Oregon State University. Later was recruited by coach Dennis Erickson to play for the OSU team.

Moreover, through this university, he made his journey towards football. His former reacher during Miami school, Miss knew he was headed nowhere—and fast. She suggested he live with his mother in Los Angeles and attend Santa Monica College, which had a good football program. Likewise, after joining, he took part in the Corsairs in 1997 and played beside Steve Smith, a future All-Pro receiver who was flying under the college football radar, too. Furthermore, Eugene Sykes was also the part of the squad who later found a home in the Arena Football League. Likewise, when a Corsair scored, a touchdown dance would follow.

During his final year in college, he led his team to an 11-1 season and a victory over Notre Dame In their Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Moreover, he won the game against Stanford when he broke a school record for the longest touchdown reception with a 97-yard reception.


With the success, Chad was chosen by the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League for the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft with the 36th overall pick. Likewise, during his initial years, his games are 28 passes for 329 yards and one touchdown. Moreover, in the year 2003, he made a Bengals franchise record by recording 1,355 receiving yards. Likewise, he caught 117 receiving yards in a 58-48 win against the Cleveland Browns, including 95 passes for 9 touchdowns and 1274 yards in the year 2004.

2005 Season

Moreover, by the year 2005, he has surpassed his franchising record by recording 1432 yards. Likewise, he led the AFC in receiving yards for four consecutive seasons, and with the duration of 2003 to 2007, he made the Pro Bowl five straight times. Similarly, he also made a checklist named ‘Covered 85’ in 2005 in which he evaluated his defensive backs to cover him. Moreover, the list was replaced by the Bengal’s head coach with ‘Did 85’.

It was mostly aimed to antagonize the divisional rivals of Bengals, and they would use to play against the Baltimore Ravens. In the year 2007, a search engine like Degree and Yahoo even created an online checklist allowing fans to vote Chat playing the match. Additionally, the vote even raised the money for the charity project, ‘Feed the Children’.

2006 season

Furthermore, after being injured during the game, the first half of 2006 went by resting. However, after shaving his hair into Mohawk, he changed his mentality and came out in the breakout game in losing effort to the San Diego Chanters. He collected 260 receiving yards and scored two touchdowns which broke the record of Bengals from receiving the yards in the game. Additionally, he made an NFL record of 450 receiving yards in back-to-back games breaking the previous record of 448 yards in consecutive games. Furthermore, he broke the previous record of 448 set by San Francisco 49 ers receiver John Taylor in 1989. Moreover, he made breaking the three-game receiving record since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970. Likewise, coming with 40 yards he gained 123 yards too.

2007 season

Likewise, he scored the game Monday Night Football’s first touchdown on a 39-yard pass from the Carson palmer. Similarly, he racks up 209 yards on the 11 catches for two touchdowns in the 51-45 loss which was a match with the Cleveland Browns. Moreover, this game gave him 7229 yards breaking the previous franchise by Issac Curtis in Bengals. However, Bengals lost the next match with Seattle Seahawks with he giving nine receptions for 138 yards. But he gave 102 yards and a rush for 15 yards making Bengals win 38-31 from New York Jets.

2008-2010 season

Furthermore, he was selected for the 2008 Pro Bowl team along with T.J. Houshamandzadeh. This was his fifth consecutive ProBowl selection which made Bengals receive the Pro Bowl in the same year. However, he addressed the media about how he was treated during the 2007 season. He answered in ESPN’s Mike & Mike radio show saying, ‘I was labeled selfish and cancer and it hurt… Fingers were pointed at me this year. If the team and the organization want to further itself, I think you need to get rid of the problem… It hurt me. To do me that way and not to have my back. Things were said, and nobody came to my defense’. Likewise, he felt many conflicts with his teammate like Chris Mortensen after he felt betrayed.

Moreover, he legally changes his name to Chad Ochocinco. Ochocinco is a translation of number 85 in Spanish as ‘ochenta y cinco’. Later it changed back to him in the year 2012. However, the year 2008 turns out to be struggling. He could get only 11 receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown in the first four games of the season. He could not gain more than 37 yards following a dismal performance against the Dallas Cowboys in a loss.

Furthermore, Bengals won the first game of the season with the Jacksonville Jaguars in week 9 with a score of 21-19. Additionally, he finished the season with the 53 catches for 540 yards and 4 touchdowns making it the worst statistical season. Furthermore, he completed his seventh career 1000 yard season catching 72 passes for 1047 yards and nine touchdowns. Likewise, in this season, he finished 48 yards short of the 10,000 career receiving yards milestone and with 62 career touchdown catches in the franchise record of Carl Pickens. Moreover, in the year 2010, he became the 30th player in NFL history to surpass 700 career receptions. Additionally, he passed 44 yards in a 15-10 win.

Beside Cincinnati

In the year 2016, Chad tried his hand at coaching the Cleveland Browns on the training camps. He asked the former wide receiver coach of Cleveland Browns Hue Jackson about helping the Browns during the training camp. Likewise, with the agreement, he began working as a guest instructor.  Furthermore, on 1st March 2020, he participated in the reality show, ‘Dancing with the Stars’ along with two-time championship Cheryl Burke.

Likewise, he opens his own reality dating show ‘Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch on VH1’ featuring fellow NFL receivers Terrell Owens and Bernard Berrian. He also made a guest host of the WWE Raw on 13th September 2010. Moreover, he made a cameo role in the 2012 movie, ‘American Reunion’. Likewise, he made his appearance on a show like, ‘BMS Goats’, ‘Blue Mountain State’, ‘The League’, and ‘The Game’.

Chad Johnson

Caption: Chad in the field. Source: Instagram

Net worth

Throughout the 12 years of career in NFL, Chad has made quite some earnings. Besides the normal contract with various clubs, his net worth is $18 million. However, there is no information regarding his total asset values.


Moreover, reflecting upon his relationship status, Chad divorce from his previous relationship. He married his wife Evelyn Lozada on July 2012. After dating for several years the duo got married. Unfortunately, things did not go positively, and later he was arrested in June 2013 after having headbutt with wife and violating the terms of probation. Furthermore, he is father to six children from various previous relationships.

Chad Johnson

Caption: Chad along with his family. Source: Instagram

Body Measurement

Being athletic, Chad has a tall and healthy physique. He stands the height of 6 feet 1 inch tall, (73 inches) and weighs around 87 kgs (192 lbs). His arm length is 32 inches and his hand size is 9 ½ inches.

Chad Johnson

Caption: Chad posing for a picture. Source: Instagram.

Social Media

Chad is available on social media and his Instagram handle is @ochocinco and has 1.5 million followers. Likewise, he joined Twitter in May 2009 and has 3.3 million followers in his @ochocinco account. He has even signed up his account on Facebook and has gained more than 1.7 million followers over it.

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