Darrius Johnson
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Personal information
Born:(1973-09-17)September 17, 1973
Terrell, Texas
Died:February 25, 2021(2021-02-25) (aged 47)
Career information
High school:Terrell (TX)
NFL Draft:1996 / Round: 4 / Pick: 122
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played-started:63–4
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Darrius Dashone Johnson (September 17, 1973 – February 25, 2021)[1][2] was an American professional football player who was a cornerback for the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL).

The Broncos selected Johnson out of Oklahoma in the fourth round of the 1996 draft.[3] Johnson played in 61 games for the Broncos from 1996 to 1999, during which he had two interceptions, both in 1998. One of his biggest games was a 1999 playoff game against the Miami Dolphins, where Johnson had a 44-yard interception return and caused a fumble which was returned for a touchdown.[4] Johnson was a member of the Broncos' Super Bowl XXXII and XXXIII championship squads. Johnson played briefly for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2003.

He died of sudden heart failure on February 25, 2021.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Hoover, John E. "In Memoriam: Oklahoma DB Darrius Johnson". Sports Illustrated Oklahoma Sooners News, Analysis and More. Retrieved 2021-03-12.
  2. ^ "Former Sooner DB Darrius Johnson passes away at 47". OUInsider. Retrieved 2021-03-12.
  3. ^ Official Athletics Site of the Oklahoma Sooners – Football Archived 2007-07-18 at the Wayback Machine. SoonerSports.com (2012-03-13). Retrieved on 2012-03-20.
  4. ^ Davis, Broncos Rout Miami. CBS News (2009-02-11). Retrieved on 2012-03-20.