NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Cecil Johnson 56 LB 1977-85 110 89
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
Pittsburgh 6-2 236 19-Aug-55
How acquiredHow left
Undrafted free agent 1977 Retired after the 1985 season
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Profile
Made the 1977 team as an undrafted free agent and was a starting linebacker on the best defense in the NFL for the next three years. Started for almost six seasons but was pretty much just a special teams' player during his final year in 1985. He was the last member of the team that played in the Bucs' first win in franchise history to leave the squad. Became a starter as a real unknown in the Bucs' second season and formed a partnership with Richard "Batman" Wood that lasted nearly a decade. His brother Robert, was the drummer for KC and the Sunshine Band.

1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
GamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStarts
13 13 13 13 15 14 16 16 16 16 9 9 5 1
1984 1985
GamesStartsGamesStarts
7 5 16 2

Interceptions
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1977 1 0 0.0 0 0
1978 2 5 2.5 4 0
1981 5 84 16.8 36 0
1985 1 12 12.0 12 0
Total 9 101 11.2 36 0
Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
1977 79
1978 80
1979 66
1980 97
1981 174
1982 70
1983 5
1984 28
1985 46
Total 645
Special Teams' Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
1981 8
1982 4
1985 4
Total 16
SacksPasses Defensed
Season No. Season No
19773.0 19772
19780.5 19781
19791.0 19794
19803.0
19811.0 19817
19822
19844
19851
Total 8.5Total21