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Facts you want to know about Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson

Chad Javon Johnson born in Miami, Florida is a 42 years old former American football wide receiver known from 2008 to 2012 as Chad Ochocinco.

  • Chad was a good soccer and basketball player in grade school. Johnson attended Langston University but did not play football.
  • He transferred to Santa Monica College, a community college in Santa Monica, California. While at Santa Monica College, he played with future NFL wide receiver Steve Smith.
  • Johnson is dad to eight children.
  •  He is a Real Madrid supporter and a fan of the Mexican club C.D. Guadalajara.
  • Johnson legally changed his name to Chad Javon Ochocinco on August 29, 2008.
  • Chad’s 97-yard TD in 2001 was the longest reception in Oregon State history.
  • In 2006, Chad broke Eddie Brown’s Cincinnati mark of 216 receiving yards in a game.
  • After the 2007 season, Chad an T.J. Houshmanzadeh became the first Cincy receivers to play in the Pro Bowl together.
  • In a 2009 preseason game, Chad filled in for injured kicker Shayne Graham. He booted an extra point and kicked off. The XP was the winning margin in the game.
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  • During a 2009 game, Chad offered officials a dollar when they were preparing to rule on whether he had gotten both feet in bounds on a catch. The NFL didn’t get the joke—he was fined $20,000.
  • Chad played in his sixth Pro Bowl in 2010, tying Lemar Parrish for second all-time among Cincinnati players.
  • When Chad joined the Pats, he made a deal to get #85 from tight end Aaron Hernandez.
  • In 2006, Chad led the University of Cincinnati Dance Team in the world’s largest Chicken Dance.
  • In 2003, Chad signed an extension to keep him in Bengal stripes through 2009. The deal included a $10 million bonus.
  • Once, before a game with the Eagles, Chad sent each of Philadelphia’s DB’s a container of Pepto Bismol.
  • Chad made Fox Sports’ list of Top 10 Showboats in pro sports.
  • Chad gave himself a bleached blond mohawk in 2006. He shaved it off to change his luck after a tough loss.
  • A Cincinnati bakery once created Chad Johnson “He’s No Cream Puff” Cream Puffs.
  • When Chad is deep in concentration, he sometimes sucks his left thumb.
  • In the spring of 2007, Chad released his autobiography, I Can’t Be Stopped.
  • In 2010, Chad participated in “Dancing with the Stars”. He partnered with Cheryl Burke and made it to the final four before being eliminated.
  • In 2010, Chad starred in his own VH1 reality show, “Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch.
  • Chad was given a tryout by Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer during the spring of 2011.
  • Chad tried bull riding during the 2011 offseason. He stayed on a 1500-pound monster named Deja Blu for 1.5 seconds.
  • Ochocinco filmed a cameo role as himself for the 2012 film American Reunion In June 2011.

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