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Chad Ochocinco is an American football wide receiver who is a free agent as of early 2013. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. Johnson also played for the New England Patriots in 2011 and had a brief stint with the Miami Dolphins in 2012, playing in just one preseason game. He played college football at both Oregon State and Santa Monica College. He also played high school football at Miami Beach Senior High School. In April 2011, CNBC listed the then-Ochocinco as #1 on the list of "Most Influential Athletes In Social Media."
Johnson is a six-time NFL Pro Bowler and was named to three All-Pro teams. The Cincinnati Bengals chose Johnson in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. In Johnson's rookie year, he saw moderate playing time, catching 28 passes for 329 yards and one touchdown. In 2003, he set a Bengals franchise record by recording 1,355 receiving yards. In 2004, he caught 95 passes for 9 touchdowns and 1,274 yards, including 117 receiving yards in a 58-48 win against the Cleveland Browns. He later surpassed the record in 2005, recording 1,432 yards. He led the AFC in receiving yards for four consecutive seasons, and he made the Pro Bowl five straight times from 2003 to 2007. In the first game of the season, on Monday Night Football against the Baltimore Ravens, Johnson scored the game's first touchdown on a 39-yard pass from Carson Palmer. Following the touchdown, he grabbed a jacket that resembles the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees' jacket that said, "Future H.o.F 20??" Johnson finished the game with 5 receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown. In the next game against the Cleveland Browns, he racked up 209 yards on 11 catches for two touchdowns in the 51-45 loss. This gave him a career total of 7,229 receiving yards, breaking the Bengals franchise record previously held by Isaac Curtis. The very next game against the Seattle Seahawks, he totaled nine receptions for 138 yards as the Bengals lost again. Against the New York Jets, in which the Bengals won 38-31, he had 3 receptions for 102 yards and a rush for 15 yards.
Before the start of the 2009 season, the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants expressed interest in Ochocinco if he were to be placed on the market after he missed voluntary team offseason workouts. In July 2009, Ochocinco said that he will use Twitter during games, but the NFL banned it. In the August 20 preseason game vs the New England Patriots, Ochocinco took over placekicking duties for the injured Shayne Graham. He kicked off and made an extra point in the game, which ended up clinching the Bengals' 7-6 win.