Former ECU RB Chris Johnson retires with Tennessee Titans


NASHVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 14: Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans carries the ball for a first quarter touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts at LP Field on November 14, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN/WNCN) – The Tennessee Titans announced that Chris Johnson, nicknamed CJ2K, signed a 1-day contract with the team and will retire from the NFL as a Titan.

Johnson played for the Titans from 2008 to 2013. He also played one season with the New York Jets and three seasons with the Arizona Cardinals.

Johnson amassed 9,651 rushing yards and scored 64 touchdowns in his career. He had six straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons for Tennessee. He eclipsed the 2,000-yard rushing mark and tacked on another 503 receiving yards in his second season in the NFL.

“CJ2K” played four years of college football at East Carolina. He rushed for 1,423 yards and 17 touchdowns and totaled nearly 2,000 all-purpose yards as a senior to become the 24th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.

The Orlando, Florida native made the Pro Bowl on three occasions and was named the NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2009 after leading the NFL in rushing yards. 

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