NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Essex Johnson 19 RB 1976 14 1
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
Grambling 5-9 201 15-Oct-46
How acquiredHow left
Free agent signed before the 1976 season Released after the 1976 season
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Profile
Experienced NFL back who played the expansion 1976 season with the Bucs and made one start in the season finale against New England. Finished the year ranked third in rushing and third in receptions. Had previously played eight seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals having been their 6th round pick in 1968 rushing for over 3,000 yards and 18 touchdowns before landing with in Tampa Bay. His best season came in 1973 when he rushed for 997 yards at a 5.1 average and added another 28 receptions and three scores in that season. Never played in the NFL again after leaving Tampa.

1976
GamesStarts
14 1

Rushing
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1976 47 166 3.5 27 1
Total 47 166 3.5 27 1
Receiving
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1976 25 201 8.0 38 1
Total 25 201 8.0 38 1
Kick Returns
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1976 13 287 22.1 32 0
Total 13 287 22.1 32 0