Rashad Johnson is a former NFL Safety for the Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans. He was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2009 draft from The University of Alabama to the Arizona Cardinals where he spent his first seven NFL seasons. Johnson is known for his exceptional defensive coverage, speed, and hard hits. During his rookie season, Rashad was the only player drafted to crack the starting lineup. In 2015, Rashad was the team leader for interceptions and interceptions returned for touchdown.
Johnson was originally a walk-on at The University of Alabama coming from Sulligent High School in Sulligent, AL. Rashad ended up being a two-year starter at safety, a two-time team captain (only 8th player in school history to do so), and an Alabama legend. Rashad started as a running back and made the switch to defense in 2005 after redshirting
his first season.
Rashad is also very active in the community both in Sulligent and Madison, Alabama. His foundation, Walk-On to Champions Foundation, was established to provide courage, strength, and support to encourage youth to chase their dreams. His goal is to show children that the road to being a champion can start anywhere. He is dedicated to the mission that success will occur for youth that have positive role models, a commitment to their dreams, and perseverance to make it happen.
In 2018, Rashad joined fellow professional athletes Jerraud Powers and Juwan Simpson to form Pro Prep Performance (P3), an all-inclusive sports training company that focuses on high school and college athletes.
Rashad and wife Chelsea reside in Madison, AL with their daughter Hunter Averie.