Eddie dress for 15 regular season games, both playoff games and the Grey Cup as a punter/kicker. He finished the season with a 66.1% average on kick-offs and 43.5% average on punts. Eddie was also nominated for Special Teams Player of the Year.
Signed as a free agent with the Detroit Lions (NFL) on July 30 and released after Week 1.
Signed as a free agent with the Denver Broncos (NFL) on January 2 and released.
Signed as a free agent with the Washington Redskins (NFL) on August 29 and released prior to the start of the season.
Signed as a free agent with the New York Giants (NFL) on January 21…Allocated to NFL Europa and did not record any stats…Returned to New York and released in March…Signed as a free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL) on July 17 and released as a final cut.
Released by the Vikings on July 23…Claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals (NFL) on July 26…Suffered an undisclosed injury in training camp and released as a final cut.
Drafted in the sixth round, 180th overall, by the Minnesota Vikings (NFL)…Played in 14 games and averaged 39.1 punting yards, LG 55.
Played two seasons at Idaho State (2001-02) after transferring from Orange Coast Community College (1999-00)…2002 Ranked fourth in the country with a 46.0 punting average… Named Big Sky Player of the Week three times…2001 Transferred to Illinois State from Orange Coast C.C….Earned First-Team All-American honours from the AP, the Sports Network, and from Walter Camp…Led nation with 46.3 yard average...2000 (Orange Coast C.C.) Averaged over 40 yards per kick as a sophomore… 1999 Lettered as a kicker and quarterback at Orange Coast College…Averaged 38 yards per punt as a freshman.
Eddie is the son of Ed Johnson Sr. and Charmaine Clarke. He was a sports medicine major throughout college. In the off-season, Eddie enjoys snowboarding, travelling, and intensive outdoor physical activities.