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Steve Johnson
WR #13
Height:
6-2
Weight:
207
College:
Kentucky
Hometown:
San Francisco, CA
Experience:
6
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 83 326 4,147 12.7 50 63 31 49 9 219 3
2014 SF 7 25 315 12.6 45 32 3 6 0 18 0
2013 BUF 12 52 597 11.5 49.8 45 3 6 1 33 1
2012 BUF 16 79 1,046 13.2 65.4 63 6 12 2 52 1
2011 BUF 16 76 1,004 13.2 62.8 55 7 13 4 45 0
2010 BUF 16 82 1,073 13.1 67.1 45 10 11 2 61 1
2009 BUF 5 2 10 5 2 5 0 0 0 1 0
2008 BUF 11 10 102 10.2 9.3 21 2 1 0 9 0
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 83 2 0 16 8 0.2 0 10 1 50 0 0 0
2014 SF 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 BUF 12 1 0.1 10 10 0.8 0 10 1 100 0 0 0
2012 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 BUF 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 BUF 11 1 0.1 6 6 0.5 0 6 0 -- 0 0 0
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 83 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 SF 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 BUF 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 BUF 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 BUF 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 83 13 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 SF 7 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 BUF 12 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 BUF 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 BUF 16 3 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 BUF 16 3 2 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 BUF 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 BUF 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 83 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 SF 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2013 BUF 12 1 1 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2012 BUF 16 1 1 1 -- 1 -- 0 0 0 0 0
2011 BUF 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2010 BUF 16 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2009 BUF 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 BUF 11 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --

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Bio

PRO

Drafted in the seventh round by the Bills with the 224th overall pick… is the 5th Wildcat to be drafted by Buffalo…Third Kentucky wide receiver selected in team history, and first since 1963 (Thomas Hutchinson, 2nd round pick).

PRO

Drafted in the seventh round by the Bills with the 224th overall pick… is the 5th Wildcat to be drafted by Buffalo…Third Kentucky wide receiver selected in team history, and first since 1963 (Thomas Hutchinson, 2nd round pick).

 

2013

Played in and started 12 games on the season. Finished the year with 52 catches for 597 yards and three touchdowns. Became the third player in Bills history to post four consecutive 50-reception seasons (Andre Reed and Eric Moulds)

Vs. NE (9/8): Became the first Bill to score a touchdown in three consecutive Kickoff Weekend games with an 18-yard reception in the third quarter. ... Moved into seventh place on the team’s all-time touchdown reception list with 26.

Vs. CAR (9/15): Scored the game-winning touchdown on a two-yard reception.  Recorded his eighth career 100-yard receiving game with 111 yards on eight receptions.

At NYJ (9/22):  Led team with six receptions and 86 yards. Also scored on a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter.

Vs. BAL (9/29):  Made his 50th career start and extended his reception streak to 52 games.  Made a key fumble recovery in the fourth quarter to help the offense maintain possession.

At CLE (10/3):  Produced two receptions for 19 yards before leaving the game with a back injury.  Extended his consecutive games started streak to 48 games.  Extended his consecutive games with a reception streak to 53 - the fourth-longest in team history.

Vs. CIN (10/13):  Inactive (back)

At MIA (10/20):  Recorded a team-high six receptions and a team-high 61 receiving yards. Three of his receptions produced first downs.

At NO (10/27):  Tied for a game-high seven receptions for 72 yards with one touchdown.  Five of his receptions produced first downs.

Vs. KC (11/3):  Totaled a team-high five receptions for 36 yards.  Recorded his second career rush for a gain of 10 yards.

At PIT (11/10):  Produced a team-high 48 receiving yards on three receptions. Left the game in the second half with a groin injury.

Vs. NYJ (11/17):  Inactive (injury)

Vs. ATL (12/1):  Produced a team-high five receptions for 55 yards.

At TB (12/8):  Had a game-high five receptions and team-high 67 yards.  Became seventh player inteam history with 300 receptions.  Became third player to post four consecutive 50-reception seasons (Andre Reed and Eric Moulds).  All five of his receptions resulted in first downs.

At Jac (12/15): Recorded one reception for four yards.

Vs. Mia (12/22), At NE (12/29):  Inactive

 

2012

Became the first reciever in franchise history to tally three consecutive 1,000 yard season ... Caught 79 passes for 1,046 yards and six scores.

At NYJ (9-9):  Recorded four receptions for 55 yards and one touchdown - the 20th of his career.  Fitzpatrick-Johnson became the eighth QB-WR combo in Bills history to combine for 18 touchdown receptions.

Vs. KC (9-16): Played in his 50th NFL game.  Posted two receptions for 56 yards and one touchdown. His 49-yard TD reception was the longest TD catch of his career.

At Cle (9-23): Scored on a nine-yard touchdown reception to give team a 24-14 lead in the fourth quarter.  Produced his 22nd career touchdown and now tied with Thurman Thomas for 10th on the all-time touchdown reception list. ... Marks the fifth occasion a Bill has started the season with a touchdown reception in the first three games. ... Totaled seven receptions for 61 yards. ... Fitzpatrick-Johnson became the sixth combo in team history to combine for 20 touchdowns.

Vs. NE (9-30): Posted two receptions for 23 yards.

At SF (10-7):  Caught a team-high six passes, totaling 39 yards.

At Arz (10-14): Had a team-high six receptions and 82 yards ... first five receptions resulted in first downs.

Vs. Tenn (10-21):  Scored on a 27-yard reception for the 23rd of his career.  Moved into 10th place on team’s all-time touchdown reception list. ... Combined with Ryan Fitzpatrick to become the 5th-most prolific QB-Receiver touchdown combo in team history with 21. ... Finished with a game-high 71 yards on five receptions. ... Became the 13th player in team history with 200 receptions on his third catch.

At Hou (11-4): Recorded three receptions for 29 yards.

At NE (11-11): Had a season-high 86 yards on six receptions.  Five of his receptions produced a first down.

Vs. Mia (11-15):  Posted a team-high six receptions and 79 yards.

At Ind (11-25): Produced a game-high 106 yards on six receptions - his fifth career 100-yard game and first since 12/11/11 at SD. Established a new career-long with a 63-yard reception in the second quarter.  Forced a fumble and posted a fumble recovery in the fourth quarter after an Indianapolis interception.

Vs. Jac (12-2):  Recorded a 13-yard touchdown reception.  Now tied for ninth place (Frank Lewis) on the team’s all-time touchdown receptions list with 24.  Has combined for 22 touchdown receptions with Ryan Fitzpatrick - tied for the fourth highest combination in team history.

Vs. STL (12-9): Tied for a team-high 71 yards on six receptions. Became third Bill with three consecutive 60-reception seasons (Reed 88-92, 96-98; Moulds 98-05).

Vs Sea (12-16): Scored his 25th career touchdown on a 20-yard reception and has tied Pete Metzelaars and Peerless Price for seventh on the team’s all-time touchdown reception list. ... Fitzpatrick and Johnson have connected on 23 touchdown receptions to rank tied for third as the most prolific QB-receiver combo in team history. ... Produced a season-high 115 yards on eight receptions.

At Mia (12-23): Totaled four receptions for 44 yards.  Eclipsed the 70-reception mark for the season joining Andre Reed as the only Bills WRs to accomplish the feat in three consecutive seasons.

Vs. NYJ (12-30):  Produced six receptions for 111 yards for his seventh 100-yard receiving game and third of the season.  Became the first Bills receiver to post three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

 

2011

At KC (9-11): Posted his 13th career TD on a 27-yard reception in the 1st quarter.  Tied for the team-high w/ 66 receiving yards. Three of his four receptions produced a 1st down.

Vs. Oak (9-18): Led the team in receiving yards with 96 on eight receptions.  Posted a touchdown for a second consecutive game.  Eclipsed the career 100-reception mark.  Seven of his eight receptions accounted for 1st downs.

Vs. NE (9-25): Posted an 11-yard TD reception.  Became the 3rd Bill to start a season with a three-game TD reception streak (Reed in 1991; Moulds in 2004).  Led team with eight receptions and added 94 yards.

At Cin (10-2): Posted four receptions for a team-high 58 yards.  Posted a 44-yard reception in the 2nd quarter to set-up a Fred Jackson TD run.

Vs. Phi (10-9):  Recorded four receptions for 29 yards.  Three of his four receptions accounted for 1st downs.

At NYG (10-16):  Tied the game at 24 with a nine-yard TD reception in the 4th quarter.  Tied for the team-lead with five receptions for 39 yards.

Vs. Was (10-30):  Posted a team-high receptions - 6 to go along with 57 receiving yards in team’s first regular season Bills Toronto Series victory.

Vs. NYJ (11-6):  Registered a game-high 84 receiving yards on three receptions.   Posted a career-long 52-yard reception in 3rd quarter.

At Dal (11-13):  Posted two receptions for eight yards.

At Mia (11-20):  Recorded two receptions for 16 yards.

At NYJ (11-27):   Tied a season-high with eight receptions for 75 yards and one touchdown.  Became the 1st Bills WR to post consecutive 50-reception seasons since Lee Evans in 2006-2008.

Vs. Ten (12-4):  Scored a touchdown on a two-yard reception in the 4th quarter.  Finished game with 52 yards on five receptions.

At SD (12-11):  Posted his 4th career 100-yard receiving game with 116 yards on four receptions.  Established a career-long 53-yard reception in third quarter.  Eclisped the 60-reception mark for the season to become the the first Bill with consecutive 60-reception seasons since Eric Moulds (1998-2005).

Vs. Mia (12-18):  Had a team-high 82 yards on five receptions.

Vs. Den (12-24):  Posted a game-high 92 receiving yards and a team-high four receptions ... Established a new career-high with a 55-yard reception in the 2nd quarter that led to a Bills FG ... Passed the 70-reception mark for the season.  Became the 3rd Bill w/ consecutive 70-reception seasons (Andre Reed 88-91; Eric Moulds 04-05).

At NE (1-1):  Became the first Bills player to record back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons finishing the season w/ 1,004 (1,073 in 2010). ... Posted one touchdown and 40 yards on one reception in season finale. ... Finished season with 76 receptions and became the 2nd receiver in team history w/ back-to-back 75-reception seasons (Moulds ‘04-’05). ... One of two Bills to catch a pass in all 16 games (David Nelson) ... Has combined with Ryan Fitzpatrick for 17 TD passes - one of 10 Bills combinations to reach 17 TDs.

 

2010

Vs. MIA (9/12): Made his second career NFL start.  Led the team with 40 receiving yards on three receptions.  Three receptions tied a career high

at GB (9/19):  Posted 31 yards on three receptions.

at NE (9/26):  Set a career high with a 37-yard touchdown reception - the longest of his career.  Also set a career-high with 66 receiving yards and tied a career-high with three receptions.  Also tied a career-high with a reception in his third consecutive game.

vs. NYJ (10/3):  Recorded his second TD of the season on a 13-yard pass play in the fourth quarter.  Posted three receptions for 31 yards.  Has now set a new career high with 12 receptions this season.  Has also set a new career-high with his four-game reception streak.

vs. JAX (10/10):  Posted two touchdowns on five receptions for 46 yards.  Game marked his first with multiple touchdowns (5-yd reception in third quarter; 7-yd reception in 4th quarter).  Set a personal single-game high with five receptions.

at BAL (10/24):  Set career highs with 158 yards and eight receptions.  Posted his first 100-yard game. Combined with Lee Evans’ 105 yards, they became the 17th Bills tandem to go over 100 yards receiving and first since Evans and Parrish on 9/24/06 vs. NYJ.  Recorded a 33-yard touchdown reception and extended his consecutive game touchdown streak to four games - longest by a Bill since Evans in games 13-16 in 2006. Remains one of two Bills with a reception in each game this season (Parrish).

at KC (10/31):  Posted five receptions for 37 yards and one touchdown.  Tied a team record with a touchdown reception in five consecutive games (Dubenion-1964, Moulds-1999, Evans-2004). 

vs. CHI (11/7):  Set a career-high with 11 receptions with 145 yards.  Receptions were tied for the 10th most in a game by a Bill.  Posted his 2nd 100-yard game of the season.  Set a new career-long with a 45-yard reception in the 3rd quarter that led to a Bills TD.

vs. DET (11/14):  Recorded three receptions for 37 yards.

at CIN (11/21):  Recorded eight receptions for 137 yards and three touchdowns ... 2nd TD gave team a 35-31 lead in 4th quarter ... 3 TDs set a new career-high ...  Combined w/ Lee Evans to become first Bills pair to produce  two games w/ 3 TDs each in a season. ...  Became the 28th Bill to post 50 receptions in a season ...  Combined w/ Fitzpatrick (316 passing yards), Jackson (116 rushing yards) to become the ninth Bills trio to produce a 300-yard passer, 100-yard rusher and 100-yard receiver in the same game.

vs. PIT (11/28):  Posted 68 yards on seven receptions.  Five of his seven receptions accounted for first downs ... has three or more receptions in 11 consecutive games - longest streak by a Bill since Eric Moulds from game 3 in 2004 to game 1 in 2005.

at MIN (12/5):  Had two receptions for 36 yards.

vs. CLE (12/12):  Had a game-high five receptions for 42 yards.

at MIA (12/19):  Posted 10th touchdown reception of the season on a 15-yard TD reception in the second quarter. 1st Bill with 10 TD receptions since Eric Moulds in 2002. ... led team with six receptions and 69 yards.

vs. NE (12/26):  Eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for a season for the first time in his career and the first time by a Bill since Lee Evans in 2008.  It marked the 17th time in Bills history a player posted 1,00 yards receiving in a season. ... Totaled five receptions for 58 yards.  ... Remains only Bill with a reception in all 16 games in 2010.

 

2009

•    At NE (9/14), vs. TB (9/20): Inactive.

•    Vs. NO (9/27): Active but did not play.

•    At MIA (10/4), vs. CLE (10/11): Inactive.

•    At NYJ (10/18): Saw first action of the season – mainly on the punt return unit.

•    At CAR (10/25): Saw first action at wide receiver but did not record a catch.  Saw action on special teams.

•    Vs. HOU (11/1): Caught his first pass of the season. Finished the game with one reception for five yards.

•    At TEN (11/15): Posted one reception for five yards.  Also saw action on the special teams.

•    At JAX (11/22), vs. MIA (11/29), vs. NYJ (12/3): Inactive.

•    At KC (12/13), vs. NE (12/20): Active but did not play.

•    At ATL (12/27): Saw action at wide receiver but did not record a reception.

•    vs. IND (1/3) Inactive.

 

2008

•    Dressed for the first time in NFL career, but did not see action at StL (9/28)

•    Saw his first action in the NFL at Arz. (10/5) and recorded his first career reception for a gain of eight yards

•    Caught one pass for eight yards vs. NYJ (11/2), in his second game of his career

•    Posted one reception for 15 yards at NE (11/9)

•    Set career and season-highs with three catches for 41 yards vs. Cle. (11/17)… posted a career-long 21-yard gain in third quarter

•    Recorded his first touchdown of his career on a two-yard pass from JP Losman at NYJ (12/14)… became the 10th different player on the team with a touchdown catch this in 2008… finished with two catches for 13 yards and one carry for six yards

•    Posted his second touchdown of career at Den. (12/21)… became the first Bills rookie to catch a touchdown in consecutive games since Lee Evans (2004)

 

CAREER HIGHS

Receptions: 11, 11/7/10 vs. Chicago (Toronto)

Yards: 158, 10/24/10 at Baltimore

Touchdowns: 3,  11/21/10 at Cincinnati

 

COLLEGE

Became the fourth player in Kentucky history to gain over 1,000 yards receiving in a season…His 13 touchdown catches were one shy of the school season-record… Gained 1,041 yards receiving in 2007… All-SEC first-team selection by the College Football News …Named the team’s Most Improved Offensive Player by the coaching staff … Ranked second in the SEC with an average of 80.8 yards receiving per game …caught two game-winning touchdown passes – a 57-yarder with 28 seconds left vs. Louisville and a seven-yarder in triple OT vs. No. 1 ranked LSU…Sociology major.

 

PERSONAL

Son of Steve Johnson Sr. and Andre and Rhonda Lewis…Married to his wife, Britney, and has two daughters, Miyah and Mia-Bella and a son, Steve …Cousin, Marquise Lewis, played football at Kentucky State…Stepfather is Andre Lewis, a music producer and renowned community activist in the San Francisco Area…Did not play varsity football until his school added a program his junior year of high school at Rodriguez High School in Fairfield, CA….Started at running back as a junior and quarterback as a senior, in addition to playing safety, linebacker, and end on defense…Earned All-State and first-team All-Conference honors and was named Most Valuable Player of the East-West Shrine All-Star Game following his senior season…Also played two years of basketball and was second-team All-Conference.

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