Hanging ’em up: running back Jeremiah Johnson decides to retire

In what could be a sign of things to come for some in the “middle class” of the CFL, running back Jeremiah Johnson has retired according to TSN’s Farhan Lalji.

The 32-year-old spent last season with the Montreal Alouettes playing in 11 games rushing for 532 yards on and one touchdown on 89 carries. Good enough for a six yard per carry average. A number he’s hovered around for most of his career.

Before heading to La Belle Province, Johnson spent three seasons in B.C. rushing for 2,355 yards and 21 touchdowns, including a career high 913 yards and nine touchdowns in 2017.

In 2015, Johnson rushed for 448 yards and nine touchdowns with Ottawa building off a 348 yard, three touchdown performance in his first year in the CFL in 2014 with Toronto and Ottawa.

Johnson was an undrafted free agent out of Oregon, where he finished sixth all-time in Ducks rushing yards history, when he was signed by the Houston Texans in 2009. After that, he bounced around the NFL between Washington, Carolina and Denver.

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