Brent Johnson

Athlete (Professional) | 2017

Brent Johnson spent his entire 11 season career in the Canadian Football League with the BC Lions from 2001 to 2011.

Drafted by the Lions in the third round, 20th overall in the 2000 CFL Draft out of Ohio State University where he was selected to the All-Big 10 team in 2000, Brent was a two-time winner of the CFL Most Outstanding Canadian Award in 2005 and 2006 where he led the CFL in sacks in both seasons. He also won the CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award in 2006 and was a three-time CFL All-Star (2005, 2006, 2008).

Brent was part of two Grey Cup championship teams with the Lions in 2005 and 2011. At the time of his retirement, he held the BC Lions record for all-time sacks with 89.

Brent was inducted into the BC Lions Wall of Fame on August 18, 2017, inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2018, and inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2020.

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