Kermit Johnson
No. 47
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1952-02-22) February 22, 1952 (age 70)
Los Angeles, California
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Pasadena (CA) Blair
NFL Draft:1974 / Round: 7 / Pick: 166
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at · PFR

Kermit DeKoven Johnson (born February 22, 1952) is a former American football running back who played two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 1974 NFL Draft.

Johnson attended Blair High School in his hometown of Pasadena, California.[1][2] He played college football for the UCLA Bruins football team, where he was a Consensus All-American and was named to the 1973 All-Pacific-8 Conference football team.[3][4]

He was also a running back for the Southern California Sun of the World Football League.[5][6]


  1. ^ Kermit Johnson, Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame. Accessed November 15, 2020. "In 1969, Kermit Johnson was a member and leader of arguably the best high school football team ever assembled in Pasadena - Blair High School's 1969 Football Team."
  2. ^ "U.C.L.A. Gets Probation For Recruiting Violation", The New York Times, October 28, 1971. Accessed November 15, 2020. "He was given his American College Test on an unauthorized date with two other prospective student‐athletes, Kermit Johnson and Gene Jones, all from Pasadena, the N.C.A.A. council said."
  3. ^ "KERMIT JOHNSON". Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  4. ^ 1975 UCLA Media Guide, UCLA Athletic News Bureau, 1975
  5. ^ "Kermit Johnson". Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  6. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved August 16, 2014.