26-year-old Jaquan Johnson was born on November 13, 1995, he is an American football safety for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football in Miami.
Johnson played on both sides of the ball at Miami Killian High School, playing defensive back and running back. He earned an invitation to the U. S. Army All-American Bowl after his senior season and caught 13 interceptions throughout his high school career.
Johnson committed to the University of Miami on August 19, 2014, flipping from previous front-runner Florida State, which was his choice as late as two weeks before the commitment.
Stuck behind upperclassmen, Johnson was a reserve his first two years of college. During his junior year, Johnson led the Hurricanes with 96 tackles. Late in the season, defensive coordinator Manny Diaz called him the “heart and soul” of the Hurricanes’ defense.
Johnson also made program history by becoming the first player to earn three consecutive ACC Defensive Back of the Week awards, winning the accolade in the tenth, eleventh and twelfth weeks of the season. After the season, the team named him its MVP.
He decided to return to Miami for his senior year and even tried to persuade R. J. McIntosh and Kendrick Norton to stay, albeit unsuccessfully. Johnson cited getting his degree as a large factor in returning for his last season. After his senior season, Johnson was named second-team All-ACC.
Johnson was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the sixth round with the 181st overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he appeared in 13 games in the regular season and had three total tackles. In Week 16 of the 2020 season, he recorded a 13-yard pass to Siran Neal in the 38–9 victory over the New England Patriots.