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Eric Maxwell Johnson (born September 15, 1979) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Yale.
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Eric Maxwell Johnson (born September 15, 1979 in Needham, Massachusetts) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Yale. Was married to Keri Johnson, but recently got a divorce. According to TMZ in July of 2010, As of May 2010 Johnson is currently dating with Jessica Simpson.
Johnson attended Yale University, where he played wide receiver. He caught 21 receptions for 244 yards in Yale`s come-from-behind victory against Harvard in the 1999 Harvard-Yale Game, including the game-winning touchdown catch.
Johnson was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft. When healthy, he was a key contributor to the 49ers passing game. However, he missed all of 2003 with an injury, and missed all of 2005 with an injury as well. In 2004 he led the 49ers in receiving with 82 catches for 825 yards and 2 touchdowns. During the 2006 season, Johnson split time with tight end Vernon Davis, the team`s first-round draft pick.
Johnson signed a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints in 2007. He was re-signed by the team on March 10, 2008. On July 25, 2008 he was released by the New Orleans Saints.
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Eric Maxwell Johnson
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Being engagged to Jessica Simpson
Drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 7th round (224th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft.
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