Jimmy Johnson Bio, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Height and Survivor

Jimmy Johnson Biography

Jimmy Johnson(James William Johnson) is an American football broadcaster and former player, coach, and executive. William Johnson served as the head football coach at Oklahoma State University–Stillwater from 1979 to 1983.  And also at the University of Miami from (1984 to 1988).

He later moved to the National Football League (NFL). There he served as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys from (1989 to 1993) winning two Super Bowls with the team “both against the Buffalo Bills”, and finally serving as head coach of the Miami Dolphins from (1996 to 1999).

He was an analyst for Fox NFL Sunday, the Fox network’s NFL pregame show for the NFL games in 2016. William was the first and one of only three football coaches to lead teams to both a major college football championship and a Super Bowl victory, the others being Barry Switzer and Pete Carroll.

His’s coaching tree includes a number of future head coaches such as Butch Davis, Norv Turner, Tommy Tuberville, Dave Campo, and Dave Wannstedt. In 1993, Johnson wrote Turning the Thing Around: My Life in Football, ghostwritten by Ed Hinton. Johnson Thomas Jefferson High School later renamed Memorial High School, where two of his classmates were future rock icon Janis Joplin and actor G. W. Bailey.

He attended college at the University of Arkansas and played on the Arkansas Razorbacks football team, where he was an all-Southwest Conference defensive lineman for coach Frank Broyles and a teammate of future Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Other teammates involved Ken Hatfield, Jim Lindsey, Ronnie Caveness, and Loyd Phillips. Several future head coaches were assistant coaches for Broyles and the Razorbacks during Johnson’s career in Fayetteville: Hayden Fry, Johnny Majors, and Barry Switzer.

The 1964 Razorbacks squad went undefeated and was recognized as a national champion by the Football Writers Association of America. Johnson was nicknamed “Jimmy Jumpup” because he never stayed down on the ground for long during football practices or games.

Jimmy Johnson Age | How Old Is Jimmy Johnson

Jimmie Kenneth Johnson is an American professional stock car racing driver and a seven-time champion in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He was born on September 17. 1975, in El Cajon, CA. Jimmie Johnson is 43 years old as of 2018.

Jimmy Johnson Family

He attended high school at Thomas Jefferson high school (now known as Memorial High School in Port Arthur, Texas. In high school, he was a classmate of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Janis Joplin. Information about his parents and siblings will be updated soon.

Jimmy Johnson Wife | Jimmy Johnson Spouse

Johnson was married to Linda Kay Cooper on July 12, 1963, with whom he has two sons. They divorced in. He married Rhonda Rookmaaker On July 18. 1999.

He got engaged to Rhonda after they separated with his’s first wife Linda Kay Cooper. Johnson and Kay joined on July 12. 1963 and divorced in January 1990. Together they had sired two sons. As of 2010, he lives in Islamorada in the Florida Keys with his’s second wife.

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Jimmy Johnson Height | How Tall I sJimmy Johnson

He stands at height of 5feet 11inches tall. Jimmy also has a Weight 165 lb

Jimmy Johnson Net Worth

Johnson is an American football coaching legend. Jimmy Johnson has an estimated net worth of $40 million dollars as of 2019.

He owns a restaurant named Three Rings after the three championships. He’s won on collegiate and professional levels, located in Miami. Later he owned a second restaurant under the same name in Oklahoma City; however, it has since closed. His’s fishing boat, which is docked behind his oceanfront home in Islamorada, Florida, is also called “Three Rings”. He also owns a bar and restaurant in Key Largo, Florida called “JJ’s Big Chill” located at mile marker 104.

Jimmy Johnson Past Teams Coached

He started as an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech University in 1965. During this time, Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame was the starting quarterback, and he helped recruit high school quarterback Terry Bradshaw from nearby Shreveport, Louisiana.

He then became an assistant coach at Picayune Memorial High School in Picayune, Mississippi, in 1966. In 1967, he was an assistant at Wichita State University, then in 1968 and 1969, he served under Johnny Majors at Iowa State University in Ames.

In 1970, he moved on to another Big Eight Conference school to become a defensive line coach at the University of Oklahoma, working under head coach Chuck Fairbanks and alongside future rivals Barry Switzer and Jim Dickey.

In 1973, Johnson returned to Arkansas, where he served as defensive coordinator through the 1976 season. There, he coached such players as Brison Manor and Dirt Winston. Johnson had hopes of being named head coach when Broyles retired but was passed over for Lou Holtz. Holtz offered to retain Johnson on his staff, but Johnson decided to move on and amicably parted company with his alma mater.

He became assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh under Jackie Sherrill in 1977 and 1978. There, he coached Randy Holloway, David Logan, Al Chesley, J. C. Wilson, and Hugh Green, and was introduced to a Pitt alumnus and assistant coach Dave Wannstedt, who later teamed up with Johnson again at the University of Miami, the Cowboys, and the Dolphins.

Jimmy Johnson Survivor

He was one of 20 castaways competing in Survivor: Nicaragua, the 21st edition of Survivor, in late 2010. He is a long-time fan of the show and had been cast for Survivor: Gabon, which was the 17th edition of the show but had to withdraw after failing a physical.

He, the oldest contestant of the season, was part of the Espada tribe, made up entirely of people aged 40 and older. He was voted out 8–1 on Day Eight of the competition, becoming the third person voted out of the game and finishing 18th overall. As he left the game, he said to his tribe, “One of you, win your million bucks, okay?” He also said, “I had fun, but I was miserable the whole time.

I still love the game, it’s been a great adventure, but this is the most stressful time I’ve ever gone through in my life. And that includes Super Bowls and collegiate national championships. I initially said, ‘Keep your strongest members.’ I obviously wasn’t one of them.”

Jimmy Johnson Commercials

His endorsements include Procter and Gamble, and a series of commercials for the male enhancement pill ExtenZe in 2010. He has also involved in a South Florida-based scam called The Leading Edge that purported to feature businesses on an “educational” “interstitial” program by that name that would air on public television.

He filmed the TV spots, in the style of an infomercial, and businesses were pitched on the program using these clips, which appeared on the website. They were charged an “underwriting fee” of over $20,000 to appear on the show, however, the show never actually would then air. They were not affiliated with PBS and there is no record of any air dates.

Jimmy Johnson Miami Dolphins

After working as a TV analyst with Fox Sports for two years and briefly flirting with an offer for the head-coaching job of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1994, he joined the Miami Dolphins in 1996, replacing legendary head coach Don Shula, who retired at the end of the 1995 season.

After a below-expectations year for the Dolphins in 1995, capped off by a blowout loss in the playoffs versus the Buffalo Bills, there was a groundswell among Dolphins fans who wanted Shula to step aside in favor of Johnson.

His’s tenure in Miami did not live up to expectations. Johnson won fewer games in his first season than Shula had in his final season (8–8 vs. 9–7). Johnson’s overall winning percentage at Miami was 55.3% vs. 65.8% for Shula.

Jimmy Johnson Television career

Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan, and Jimmy Johnson in Afghanistan during a taping of the FOX NFL Sunday pregame show, 2009

After leaving the Dolphins, Johnson became a TV studio analyst again for Fox Sports and is an on-air staff member on Fox NFL Sunday as of 2019. He has been assigned as a studio analyst for Fox’s coverage of the Bowl.

Championship Series in January with Chris Rose as the host and also pens a column on Foxsports.com. In addition, he has made several guests or cameo appearances in film and television: as a bearded prisoner in lockup on the television series The Shield, as a guest star in the episode, “Johnsonwreckers” on Coach in 1994, and a cameo in the movie The Waterboy, next to Bill Cowher.

Jimmy Johnson Dallas Cowboys

In 1989, Jerry Jones, the new owner of the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys, a long-time friend and former University of Arkansas teammate of Johnson’s, asked him to be the new head coach, replacing Tom Landry, who had coached the team since its beginning in 1960.

He was reunited with former Miami standout Michael Irvin, and in Johnson’s first season as coach, the 1989 Cowboys went 1–15. Johnson, however, did not take long to develop the Cowboys into a championship-quality team. He had an ability to find talent in the draft, make savvy trades and by signing quality players as free agents in the age before the NFL had imposed a salary cap, such as Jay Novacek.

Johnson and Jerry Jones mutually agreed to split due largely to their growing inability to work together. His’s relationship with Jones began to fall apart in 1993. It started with Jones wanting more say in player personnel decisions. Although Jones had the title of general manager, Johnson had the final say in football matters and was unwilling to give it up.

In March 1994, after the Cowboys had won their second Super Bowl under Johnson, Jones angered Johnson when he told reporters that any coach could have led the Cowboys to a Super Bowl. Another incident happened in December 1993, when the Cowboys were getting ready to play the Giants for the NFC East title. Johnson had said he was interested in becoming head coach of the expansion Jacksonville Jaguars.

This led to Jones telling the media that he alone would decide Johnson’s coaching future. They agreed to part ways on March 28, 1994, after the Cowboys had won their second straight Super Bowl, with Johnson getting a $2 million bonus. To this day, Johnson is not on the Dallas Cowboys “Ring of Honor”. When asked in the summer of 2014 why Johnson was not in the ring of honor despite his two Super Bowl victories as coach of the Cowboys, Jones stated: “Disloyalty … I couldn’t handle the disloyalty.”

Jimmy Johnson Oklahoma State

In 1979, he got his first head coaching job, at Oklahoma State University. He coached for five seasons at Oklahoma State, from 1979 to 1983. His tenure there is noteworthy for his successful rebuilding of an inconsistent program. In his final season, he led the Cowboys to an 8–4 record and a 24–14 victory over 20th-ranked Baylor in the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl.

In 1984, when he was offered the head coaching job at the University of Miami, he was unsure if he wanted to leave Stillwater. His good friend Larry Lacewell told Johnson that if he wanted to win a national championship and eventually coach in the NFL, he had to take the Miami job. Johnson soon after accepted the head coaching job at Miami.

Before taking the Miami job, he interviewed for the head coaching job at Arkansas when Lou Holtz left following the 1983 season, then later found out that Ken Hatfield had already been hired. Upset that Frank Broyles made no mention of this during the interview, Jimmy distanced himself from his alma mater. As payback for the snub, a home-and-home series was scheduled between Miami and Arkansas. In 1987, Miami gave Arkansas its worst home loss ever at the time, 51–7.

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