Robert Wood "Woody" Johnson IV is an American businessman and diplomat, serving as United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom. He is a great-grandson of Robert Wood Johnson I. Alongside his brother, Christopher, he is the owner of the New York Jets of the National Football League. Johnson was born in New Jersey, United States, he is Robert Wood Johnson III, president of Johnson & Johnson for four years. Johnson grew up with four siblings, Keith Johnson, Billy Johnson, Elizabeth "Libet" Johnson, Christopher Wold Johnson, in affluent areas of northern New Jersey, attended the Millbrook School, he graduated from the University of Arizona. Johnson worked menial summer jobs at Johnson & Johnson with the expectation of ascending to the top of the family business. Johnson became involved in charitable organizations full-time in the 1980s, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His family has been affected by both lupus and juvenile diabetes, which motivated Johnson to take a role in raising funds to prevent and cure autoimmune diseases.
He has led efforts on Capitol Hill and at the National Institutes of Health to increase research funding for these diseases, contributed to causes related to diabetes, after his daughter, was diagnosed with the disease. He started a research foundation, the Alliance for Lupus Research, after his daughter Jaime was found to have lupus. On January 18, 2000, Johnson purchased the Jets for $635 million, the third-highest price for a professional sports team and the highest for one in New York. Johnson, who owns courtside seats to the New York Knicks, outbid the $612 million offered by Charles Dolan, chairman of Cablevision, which owns Madison Square Garden, the Knicks, the Rangers; the team sold for more than $100 million above. Forbes now values the team at $1.8 billion. After buying the Jets, Johnson announced plans to move them to the proposed West Side Stadium in Manhattan. However, after the project's defeat in 2005, Johnson announced the Jets would move to a new Meadowlands Stadium as an equal partner with the Giants.
The new stadium opened on April 2010, with naming rights being acquired by MetLife. Johnson served on the NFL Commissioner search committee in which a list of 185 candidates to succeed Paul Tagliabue was narrowed down to the final choice of Roger Goodell. Johnson is the chairman and chief executive of the Johnson Company, Inc. a private investment firm founded in 1978. In August 2006, Johnson was asked to testify before the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations regarding his participation in a tax avoidance scheme. A Senate report said that Johnson, along with others, was able to buy, for small fees $2 billion in capital losses that they used to erase taxable gains they garnered from stock sales; the U. S. Treasury lost an estimated $300 million in revenue as a result. In a statement, Johnson said he had been advised by his lawyers in 2000 that the transaction "was consistent with the Tax Code." After the Internal Revenue Service challenged that view in 2003, Johnson in 2006 settled with the IRS and agreed to pay 100 percent of the tax due plus interest.
Johnson was the committee president of the Pre-Commissioning Unit for the San Antonio-class ship USS New York. Johnson has given more than $1 million to committees. In May 2008, he orchestrated a fundraiser in New York City that brought in $7 million in a single evening for John McCain, by far the largest amount collected up to that point by a campaign, struggling to raise money. Johnson provided significant funding to the Republican National Convention of 2008 in Minneapolis–St. Paul convention host committee. In 2011, Woody Johnson announced that he would endorse former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for the 2012 U. S. Presidential Election. On September 23, 2013, Johnson hosted a fundraiser for the Republican National Committee at his home in New York City. In June 2015, Johnson was named the National Finance Chairman for Jeb Bush's 2016 presidential campaign. In May 2016, Johnson endorsed Trump for president. On January 19, 2017, President-elect Donald Trump announced that he planned to nominate Johnson to become United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
On June 22, 2017, Trump nominated Johnson for the position. The nomination was referred to the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on June 26, 2017, a hearing was held on July 20, 2017. Johnson was confirmed by the U. S. Senate on August 3, 2017, he was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence on August 2017, in the Oval Office. Johnson presented his credentials to Queen Elizabeth II on November 8, 2017, formally becoming Ambassador. In March 2019, Johnson wrote an article in the Daily Telegraph saying that chlorinated chicken was a "public safety no-brainer" and that health fears over hormone-fed beef were "myths"; this came after he urged the UK to open up to the US agriculture market after the British exit of the European Union and ignore the "smear campaign" of those with "their own protectionist agenda". Johnson was criticised by several agriculture standard boards, such as the Red Tractor Assurance whose CEO, Jim Moseley stated the UK's food standards were "now under threat from... the United States food lobby."
And the National Farmers Union who said it was "imperative". In 1977, Johnson married former fashion model Nancy Sale Johnson, they had three children before divorcing in 2001. In early 2010, daughter Casey Joh
2018 Pro Bowl
The 2018 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's all-star game for the 2017 season, played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on January 28, 2018. For the first time since 2008, the game started during afternoon hours instead of primetime hours for U. S. Mainland viewers with a 3:00 PM ET start, it marked the second year. It was televised nationally by ESPN and simulcasted on ABC; the roster was announced on December 19 on NFL Network. The AFC team won the game 24–23, the second straight year the Pro Bowl was won by the AFC. Under a three-year deal that began in 2017, the Pro Bowl will once again be hosted by Camping World Stadium in Orlando; the Pro Bowl Skills Challenge was held on January 25 at the Walt Disney World Resort and its ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The game format was the same as for 2017, highlighted by: Forty-four players were assigned to each team, up from 43 in 2016; the two-minute warning, given in the first and third quarters in previous years was eliminated, the ball did not change hands after the first and third quarters.
The coin toss determined. There were no kickoffs. Defenses were now permitted to play press coverage. Prior to 2014, only man coverage was allowed, except for goal line situations. A 38-second/25-second play clock was used instead of the usual 40-second/25-second clock, up from 35-second/25-second clock in 2016. Replay reviews will be allowed. There are no intentional grounding rules. Only defensive ends and tackles may rush on passing plays, but those must be on the same side of the ball; the defense is not permitted to blitz. All blindside blocks and blocks below the waist are illegal. A tight end and running back must be in every formation. No more than two wide receivers on either side of the ball. Deep middle safety must be aligned inside the hash marks. Play is stopped the moment; the following players were selected to represent the AFC: The following players were selected to represent the NFC: Notes: Players must have accepted their invitations as alternates to be listed. Bold player who participated in game signifies the player has been selected as a captain a Replacement Player selection due to injury or vacancy b Injured/suspended player.
The simulcast marked the game's return to broadcast television, as well as its return to ABC for the first time since 2003. To accommodate the return to broadcast television, the game moved from primetime to an afternoon start time to avoid interfering with ABC's Primetime Lineup. All selected in a different way, some by fan vote, some by team vote and some by choice of their director, the 2018 Pro Bowl Cheerleaders was a team composed of only one representative from each NFL team; this elite group of women attended events, performed for fans, learned new routines all throughout the week leading up to the game. The team performed in the half-time routine with Jordan Fisher. Official website
In American football, a position coach is a team official in charge of coaching a specific position group. Position coaches have more specialized duties than the head coach, assistant coach, the offensive and defensive coordinators. Common position coaches on coaching staffs in the National Football League and NCAA football include: Defensive line coach Linebacker coach Offensive line coach Quarterback coach Running backs coach Secondary coach. Responsible for coaching defensive backs, including cornerbacks Special teams coach. Responsible for coordinating punts and field goals/extra points Tight ends coach Wide receivers coach
Benjamin Alan Braden is an American football guard for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He played college football at Michigan. Braden signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent on May 7, 2017, he was signed to the practice squad the next day. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Jets on January 1, 2018. Braden made the Jets initial 53-man roster in 2018, but was waived on September 12, 2018 and was re-signed to the practice squad, he was promoted to the active roster on November 28, 2018. Michigan Wolverines bio
Devin Curtis Street is an American football wide receiver, a free agent. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, he played college football at the University of Pittsburgh. Street attended Liberty High School in Pennsylvania; as a senior, he registered 49 receptions for 822 yards and eight touchdowns, while making 50 tackles and 2 interceptions as a starting cornerback on defense. He helped lead Liberty to a 15-1 record and the PIAA Class AAAA championship, had a vital touchdown in the team's 28-21 overtime victory in the title game against Bethel Park, he was a second-team All-state Class AAAA selection and was considered a two-star recruit by Rivals.com. During his time with the team, he helped achieve 3 state title game appearances, he was a track and field standout, winning the District XI championship in the long jump, where he set a school and district record. He won the district titles in the 100 and 200-meter dashes. Street accepted a football scholarship from the University of Pittsburgh.
In 2009, he was redshirted as a freshman. In 2010, he appeared in all 13 games, making 25 receptions for 318 yards and two touchdowns, highlighted by a 79-yard screen pass for touchdown against Syracuse. In 2011, Street started all 13 games, leading the team with 53 receptions for 754 yards and two touchdowns, including reaching 100-yard receiving in a game three times. In 2012, on his way to being named a second-team All-Big East selection, he led the team with 73 catches for 975 yards and five touchdowns, his 11 catches against Louisville marked a career-high and were the most by a Pitt player since 2006. In 2013, he was second on the team with 51 catches for seven touchdowns, he earned third-team All-ACC honors. He set a school record with 202 career receptions, surpassing Latef Grim's 178 set from 1998 to 2000. Looking to improve their wide receiver depth after the release of Miles Austin, the Dallas Cowboys traded their fifth and one of their seventh round draft choices to the Detroit Lions, in order to move up in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft and select Street.
As a rookie, he was active in all 16 games, but was used as the team's fifth wide receiver. At the fifth wide receiver spot Street finished the year with seven targets, two receptions for 18 yards. In 2015, there was talk of a notable improvement in his game, but he suffered an ankle injury in training camp that stunted his progress and sidelined him at different times, he struggled with incompletions and penalties, so the team traded for wide receiver Brice Butler after Dez Bryant broke his foot in the season opener. Although Street was given the opportunity to establish himself as a starter during Bryant's absence, Butler passed him on the depth chart. Street hauled in a 25-yard touchdown pass against the New York Giants, it was his first career touchdown and he caught it in style. The ball was thrown by Matt Cassel, filling in for Tony Romo during an injury, the ball was thrown to Street out of bounds, but still managed to reach out and catch it just in bounds, he finished the year with 7 receptions for 114 yards and one touchdown.
In the 2016 training camp, he was passed on the depth chart by other wide receivers. He was released on September 3. On September 5, 2016, Street was signed to the New England Patriots practice squad. On September 21, 2016, he was signed by the Indianapolis Colts off the Patriots practice squad, he was released on November 23, was signed to the practice squad the next day. He was promoted back to the active roster on December 12, he finished the year with only one reception for 20 yards. On May 1, 2017, Street was waived by the Colts. On May 2, 2017, Street was claimed off waivers by the Patriots, he was released on May 24. On June 5, 2017, Street was signed by the New York Jets, he was waived on July 26. On July 27, 2017, Street was claimed off waivers by the Houston Texans, he was waived/injured on August 23, placed on the injured reserve list. He was released on August 30, 2017. Pitt Panthers bio
Joshua Treadwell McCown is an American football quarterback, a free agent. He played college football at Sam Houston State. McCown attended Jacksonville High School in Jacksonville, where he was named the East Texas Player of the Year and earned All-State honorable mention honors as a senior, he played three seasons for the SMU Mustangs of Southern Methodist University, where he passed for totals of 4,022 yards, 27 touchdowns, 34 interceptions. He transferred to play his final season of college football for the Sam Houston State Bearkats of Sam Houston State University. In his only season with the Bearkats, he threw for 3,481 yards, 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, earning Southland Football League Player of the Year and Third-team Division I-AA All-American honors. McCown was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft and played for them for four seasons, he signed with the Detroit Lions in 2006, was traded to the Oakland Raiders in 2007, where he started nine games.
McCown signed with the Miami Dolphins in 2008 but was traded to the Carolina Panthers before the start of the season. He played for the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League in 2010, followed by a short off-season stint with the San Francisco 49ers in 2011. McCown was a backup with the Chicago Bears from 2011 to 2013. Following that, he had starting appearances for playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, he is the older brother of former NFL quarterback Luke McCown and younger brother of former Texas A&M quarterback Randy McCown. McCown grew up on a ranch in Jacksonville and attended Jacksonville High School, he had a significant growth spurt in high school. McCown said "My first driver's license said 5-foot-4. At 16, I was 5-4." A coach of McCown's said "We knew Josh was going to be a good football player if he grew. But it sure took awhile, he started shooting up in the second half of his junior year." In McCown's senior year in 1997, he led the team to the playoffs and was the East Texas Player of the Year, District 17-4A Offensive Player of the Year, an All-State honorable mention.
He played basketball, won All-District second team honors as a shooting guard his senior year. The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce inducted him into their Wall of Fame in 2013. McCown played three collegiate seasons for the SMU Mustangs of Southern Methodist University from 1998 to 2000, passing for 4,022 yards and 27 touchdowns, but threw 34 interceptions, he started 25 total games for the Mustangs. He played in nine games, starting five, for the Mustangs his freshman season in 1998, completing 46 of 99 passes for 619 yards and seven touchdowns with eight interceptions. McCown split time with sophomore Chris Sanders in 1998. McCown was the first freshman to start at quarterback for the team since 1989, he started in ten games for the Mustangs in 1999, completing 125 of 234 passes for 1,434 yards and 11 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. He set a school record for consecutive completions when he completed 19 passes in a row against Tulsa in 1999. McCown started nine games for the Mustangs his junior year in 2000, completing 169 of 331 passes for 1,969 yards and nine touchdowns with sixteen interceptions.
He threw for 420 yards against Texas-El Paso in 2000, the third-highest total in SMU history. He started the first six games of the 2000 season before being replaced by David Page for three games. McCown started the final three games for the Mustangs, he transferred his senior year to play for the Sam Houston State Bearkats of Sam Houston State University. McCown transferred to have a better chance to win, he surpassed his three-year SMU touchdown total in just one season for the Bearkats, completing 259 of 429 passes for 3,481 yards and 32 touchdowns with 12 interceptions as a senior in 2001. The Bearkats finished the season with a 10–3 record and were Southland Football League co-champions with McNeese State. Sam Houston State defeated Northern Arizona in the first round of the Division I-AA national playoffs to reach the I-AA quarterfinals, where the Bearkats lost to eventual national champion Montana, he set single-season school records in pass completions, attempts and touchdowns. McCown's 3,481 passing yards ranked eighth on the school's career list.
He rushed for 351 yards and six touchdowns on 112 attempts. He threw for 404 yards and tied a school single-game record with five touchdowns against Western Illinois in 2001. McCown was named the SFL Player of the Year and earned First Team All-SFL honors in 2001, he was named a Third Team Division I-AA All-American by The Sports Network. Following his senior season, he was one of 16 players considered for the Walter Payton Award, given to the top performer in NCAA Division 1-AA football. McCown finished seventh in the Walter Payton Award voting, he replaced Joey Harrington on the 2002 Senior Bowl roster after Harrington suffered a knee injury in the East–West Shrine Game. McCown played in the Senior Bowl and had a "strong game", completing 7 of 11 passes for 117 yards while rushing for a 12-yard touchdown, he majored in history at Sam Houston State. McCown was inducted into the Sam Houston Athletic Hall of Honor in 2013. Source: McCown had an impressive performance at the NFL Combine, which saw him post a 40-yard dash in the mid 4-second range, a 10-foot long jump, a 38½-inch vertical jump.
One scout who attended the Combine said "He could be the third quarterback taken or the eighth quarterback." McCown was rated the sixth best quarterback in the 2002 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2002 NFL Dr
Jonotthan Harrison is an American football center for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Florida, he was not selected during the 2014 NFL Draft, but signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent. Harrison attended South Lake High School in Groveland, where he was a letterman in football and track for the Eagles. An offensive lineman on the Eagles football varsity, Harrison was teammates with Jeff Demps and Nick Waisome, he participated in the Offense/Defense All-American Bowl and was named Offense/Defense All-American Bowl Offensive Lineman of the Year. The Orlando Sentinel recognized him as a first-team All-Central Florida selection. In track & field, he competed in the discus. Harrison accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida, where he played for coach Urban Meyer and coach Will Muschamp's Florida Gators football teams from 2010 to 2013, he was an early enrollee in January 2009, redshirted as a true freshman during the 2009 football season.
As a senior team captain in 2013, he started all 12 games at center. During his four-year college career, he appeared in 51 games for the Gators, he graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and anthropology in 2013. Harrison was rated the ninth best center in the 2014 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com. Nolan Nawrocki of NFL.com projected Harrison as a fifth round pick. Chris Burke of SI.com projected Harrison as a seventh round pick. Harrison was signed by the Indianapolis Colts on May 12, 2014, after going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft, he made his NFL debut on September 2014 against the Denver Broncos. Harrison appeared in 15 games in 2014, 10 as a starter. In 2015, he played in all 16 games, starting in nine at center, in 2016 he played in 13 games with four starts. On March 28, 2017, Harrison signed with the New York Jets, he played in eight games with one start for the Jets in 2017. On March 28, 2018, Harrison re-signed with the Jets, he played in all 16 games.
On March 9, 2019, Harrison re-signed with the Jets. List of Florida Gators football players in the NFL List of University of Florida alumni