Former Beavers Great, Chad Johnson, To Be Inducted Into Bengals Ring Of Honor


Whatever you want to call him, whether it’s Chad Johnson or Chad Ochocinco. There is no denying that Chad Johnson was one of the best to do it for the Beavers and the Bengals.

On Thursday, the Cincinnati Bengals announced that Chad Johnson as well as former quarterback, Boomer Esiason, will be inducted into the Bengals Ring of Honor.

Johnson played his college ball at Oregon State for a season after he transferred in from Santa Monica Junior College. Johnson was brought in by former Beavers coach, Dennis Erickson, and Johnson was a huge part of Oregon State’s memorable 2000 season where the Beavers went 11-1 and won the Fiesta Bowl over Notre Dame, 41-9

Johnson had 37 catches for 806 yards and 8 touchdowns in his only season in Corvallis. An amazing 21.8 yards per catch.

With the Bengals, Johnson had 751 catches, 10783 yards and 66 touchdowns in Cincinnati. Johnson finished up his career with New England for a season. With the Bengals his teamed up with his college teammate and former Beaver, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, to form one of the best duos in the NFL at receiver.

A wonderful honor for a wonderful career out of the former Oregon State Beaver, Chad Johnson.



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