|No. 77 – Los Angeles Chargers|
|Born:||November 18, 1999|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||316 lb (143 kg)|
|High school:||Riverdale Baptist |
(Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
|NFL Draft:||2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2022|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Zion Johnson (born November 18, 1999) is an American football guard for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Davidson College before transferring to Boston College where was named an All-American in 2021. Johnson was drafted by the Chargers in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Johnson was born on November 18, 1999, and grew up in Bowie, Maryland, before attending Riverdale Baptist School in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Before playing Football, Johnson played golf. While in high school and college, he was a pathways intern at the National Institutes of Health.
Johnson began his collegiate career at Davidson College. He played in all 22 of the Wildcats' games with 19 starts over two seasons and was named first team All-Pioneer Football League as a sophomore. Johnson transferred to Boston College following his sophomore year. Johnson said "Boston College for me was a no-brainer" and that he chose it because the school was renowned academically.
Johnson started seven games at left guard in his first season at Boston College and was named second team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) after he was named the conference Offensive Lineman of the Week three times. He was moved to left tackle before his senior season and was named third team All-ACC after starting all 11 of the Eagles' games. After considering entering the 2021 NFL Draft, Johnson decided to utilize the extra year of eligibility granted to college athletes who played in the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic and return to Boston College for a fifth season He moved back to the guard position for his final season and was named first team All-ACC and a first team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand span||40-yard dash||10-yard split||20-yard split||20-yard shuttle||Three-cone drill||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Bench press|
|6 ft 2+5⁄8 in
|5.18 s||1.74 s||2.97 s||4.46 s||7.38 s||32.0 in
|9 ft 4 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
Johnson was selected with the 17th overall pick by the Los Angeles Chargers in the 2022 NFL Draft.