Lee Johnson
Football
McCullough High School c/o 1980


Oilers, Browns, Bengals, Patriots, Vikings, Eagles

Biography

Houston Oilers (1985-1987);
Cleveland Browns (1987-1988);
Cincinatti Bengals (1988-1998);
New England Patriots (1999-2000);
Minnisota Vikings (2001);


1995 - Led the NFL in punting for the first 12 weeks of the season ... Averaged more than 42 yards in gross punting average for the seventh straight season ... First-team punter on "Dr. Z's All-Pro Team" for Sport Illustrated.

1994 - Lost AFC punting title to Raiders' Jeff Gossett, averaging 43.810 to Gossett's 43.857 ... Threw second NFL touchdown pass to Jeff Cothran on Oct. 16 at Pittsburgh.

1993 - Set Bengal record for most punting yards in a season with 3,954, due to Bengals ineffective ability to move the ball on offense ... Moved into second place for most yards by Bengal punter with 15,690 total punting yards ... Had no punts blocked for the fourth straight season.

1992 - Topped 3,000-yard mark in season punting for the first time since the '86 season with Houston.

1991 - Set a personal high for the second consecutive year with a 43.7-yard average ... Nailed a 53-yard FG at Buffalo on Oct. 21.

1990 - Lee's two 70-yard punts were the longest punts in the NFL for the year ... 42.3-yard punting avg. ranked third in AFC ... Passed a four-yard fake field goal to Rodney Holman vs. New England on Sept. 23.

1989 - Full-time punter/kicker for Bengals ... Suffered first two blocked punts of NFL career.

1988 - Played only three games with Browns before being released ... Claimed by Bengals on Sept. 23 ... Soon took over FT punting and kickoff duties for remainder of season and playoffs ... Used as long distance FG kicker hitting a 50-yarder vs. Washington on Dec. 17 to help Bengals to 20-17 victory and AFC Central clinching win.

1987 - Played in nine games for Oilers before being released ... Claimed off waivers by Buffalo on Dec. 2 ... Subsequently waived by Buffalo and claimed off waivers by Cleveland on Dec. 10 ... Punted and kicked for the Browns for the final three regular-season games, plus two playoff games.

1986 - Lead the league with 35 kickoffs for touchbacks ... Ranked third in NFL with 26 punts placed inside the 20.

1985 - Won regular punting job as a rookie and finished third best in AFC with 35.7-yard net average.

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