David Johnson, retired former Cardinals running back

David Johnson Announces Retirement: A Legacy of Perseverance and Love for Football.

David Johnson, a running back who played for the Arizona Cardinals, Texans, and Saints over eight seasons in the NFL, announced his retirement on Sunday at the age of 32. Although he did not receive any interest from teams as a free agent in the past two offseasons, Johnson expressed gratitude for his time in the league and thanked the Arizona Cardinals for drafting him in the third round in 2015.

Johnson shared his highs and lows throughout his career while also expressing appreciation for the support he received from fans and colleagues alike. He credited God for giving him the opportunity to pursue a career in professional football despite humble beginnings.

Over his eight years in the NFL, Johnson accumulated 1,007 carries for 4,071 yards and 39 touchdowns while also contributing as a receiver with 277 receptions for 2,805 yards and 18 touchdowns. His most successful season was in 2016 when he rushed for 1,239 yards and 16 touchdowns while also contributing as a receiver with 80 catches for 879 yards and four touchdowns.

Looking ahead, Johnson is uncertain about his next career path but hopes it will bring him the same passion, excitement, and love that football did. Despite his retirement, he leaves a legacy of perseverance and dedication to the game that will be remembered by fans and colleagues alike.

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