PLAYER
Johnson Bademosi
CB #29
Height:
6-0
Weight:
206
Age:
27
College:
Stanford
Hometown:
Silver Spring, MD
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
22
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 93 68 25 0.0 0 8 1 3 -- 3 0 0 1
2016 DET 16 3 22 19 3 0.0 -- 5 1 3 3 3 0 0 --
2015 CLE 16 0 27 20 7 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2014 CLE 14 0 12 5 7 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 CLE 16 0 12 9 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 CLE 16 0 20 15 5 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

After leading the Cleveland Browns in total special teams tackles in each of his four seasons with the team (2012-15), Bademosi joined the Lions as an unrestricted free agent in 2016 and added valuable depth on both defense and special teams. Entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Browns out of Stanford in 2012.

MANE FACTS

  • Pronunciation: BAH-day-mo-see

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as an unrestricted free agent on March 11, 2016.
  • Signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 4, 2012.

PRO
After leading the Cleveland Browns in total special teams tackles in each of his four seasons with the team (2012-15), Bademosi joined the Lions as an unrestricted free agent in 2016 and added valuable depth on both defense and special teams. Entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Browns out of Stanford in 2012.

2016: Made his debut as a Lion contributing on special teams with one tackle in Week 1 at Indianapolis (9/11).

  • Registered a tackle on special teams in Week 3 against the Packers (9/25).
  • Saw action as the second cornerback on defense and a contributor on special teams in Week 5 against the Eagles (10/9).
  • Appeared on defense and special teams in Week 6 against the Rams (10/16). Finished with one tackle.
  • Played as a primary defensive back in a Week 7 victory against the Redskins after starting CB Darius Slay left the second quarter with an injury (hamstring). Finished with five tackles and one pass defense (10/23).
  • Earned his first career start at Houston in Week 8 (10/30). Intercepted his first career pass and finished the game with three tackles and a career-high two pass defenses. Became the first Lions defensive player to register an interception in his first career start since CB Aaron Berry accomplished this at Chicago (9/12/10).
  • Started at cornerback for a second straight game in a Week 9 victory at Minnesota (11/6). Finished with three tackles and one pass defense.
  • Contributed on special teams and in the defensive secondary in a victory over the Jaguars in Week 11 (11/20).
  • Saw action on special teams and replaced CB Darius Slay on defense after leaving in the second quarter due to injury against the Giants. Recorded one pass defense (12/18).
  • Replaced CB Darius Slay as the starting cornerback in Week 16 at Dallas (12/26). Finished with six total tackles.
  • Finished with one tackle on special teams against the Packers in Week 17 (1/1).
  • Registered one tackle on special teams in the Wild Card playoff game at Seattle (1/7).

2015: Finished the year with 17 special teams tackles, marking his fourth-consecutive season with at least 15 total special teams tackles. Tied for the NFL lead in total special teams tackles with Cincinnati’s Cedric Peerman (17) and Houston’s Brian Peters (17).

  • Recorded a career high four total tackles vs. Arizona (11/1).

2014: Appeared in 14 games and led the team in special teams tackles (15) for the third-consecutive season. Helped the Browns finish second in the NFL in kickoff coverage and eighth in punt coverage.

  • Tied a career high with three special teams tackles and downed two punts inside the 10-yard line vs. Indianapolis (12/7).

2013: Played in all 16 games for the second-consecutive season, primarily on special teams, and also appeared in four games as a reserve defensive back. Led the team and ranked among NFL leaders with 17 special teams tackles.

  • Posted at least one special teams tackle in 10 games, including tying a career high twice with three at Kansas City (10/27) and at New England (12/8).

2012: As a rookie, saw action in all 16 games and led the team in special teams tackles with 18, finishing third in the NFL and leading all NFL rookies players. Earned PFW/PFWA All-Rookie honors as a special teamer en route to helping Cleveland rank second in the NFL in kickoff coverage (19.8 yards per return).

  • Set a career high with three special teams tackles at New York Giants (10/7).

COLLEGE
Concluded his college career at Stanford with 122 tackles, two forced fumbles and one interception in 48 games for the Cardinal. Also was a member of the track and field team.

PERSONAL
Native of Silver Spring, Md. who attended Gonzaga High School, where he played primarily cornerback and safety/linebacker, while also returning kicks. Earned First Team All-Washington Catholic League honors and was a Washington Post All-Metro selection as a senior.

  • Honored with the Maurice “Maus” Collins award for excellence and leadership on and off the football field.
  • Active supporter of Capital Partners of Education, a non-profit that helps low-income teens in the Washington D.C. area graduate from high school by providing mentoring, workshops and community service experience to students.
  • Traveled with former Browns teammate TE Gary Barnidge to Turkey (2015) and Brazil (2014) in support of the American Football without Barriers program, which provides educational football camps in countries that don’t have football.
  • Family is of Nigerian descent.

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