Chauncey Gardner-Johnson was born December 20, 1997, in Cocoa, Florida. He is a safety in the NFL. He played college football at Florida. Gardner-Johnson was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round (105th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.
In the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints selected him from Florida’s collegiate football program.
In his first two seasons with Florida, Gardner-Johnson was referred to as Chauncey Gardner Jr. In honour of his stepfather, Brian Johnson, he altered his jersey’s name for his junior season to Gardner-Johnson. Although Chauncey Gardner Sr., Gardner-real Johnson’s father, has been a part of his upbringing, Johnson has taken care of Gardner-Johnson since he was a little child.
Gardner-Johnson participated in all 14 games as a true freshman at Florida, starting the final seven contests of the season. Gardner-Johnson was voted the Outback Bowl MVP in 2017 after recording two tackles and two interceptions, one of which was returned for a score. Gardner-Johnson started all 11 of his games as a sophomore.
Chauncey-Gardner was switched to the nickelback position prior to his junior season. Gardner-Johnson declared on November 26, 2018, that he would forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
The New Orleans Saints selected Gardner-Johnson in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft (105th overall). Thanksgiving Day’s Week 13 game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New York Jets saw Gardner-Johnson make his first career interception off a pass from Matt Ryan, helping the Jets to a 26-18 victory.
During the 38-28 victory over the Tennessee Titans in Week 16, Gardner-Johnson made 8 tackles and caused a fumble on wide receiver Kalif Raymond, which he then recovered.
Where Did C.J. Gardner-Johnson Attend College?
College: Florida (2016–2018)
Where Did C.J. Gardner-Johnson Attend High School?
High school: Cocoa (FL)