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The Rams’ five most underrated TEs

Damone Johnson (1986-1992)

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Damone Johnson came to the Rams from Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo. While at Cal Poly, Johnson caught 109 passes for 1,632 yards and 10 touchdowns for his collegiate career. The Rams drafted him in 1985 and he was billed the tight end of the future. His career stats certainly agree with that. Johnson has 132 passes for 1,015 yards and 18 touchdowns during his seven seasons with the Rams. He earned a starting position when the Rams released starter Tony Hunter in 1986. Johnson’s best season was 1988 where he had 42 catches for 350 yards and six touchdowns

In 1989, Johnson had a strong showing in the Rams’ NFC championship run. He had five regular season touchdowns and one score in their playoff wild card win against the Philadelphia Eagles. Johnson played his entire NFL career with the Rams. After football, he became a special education teacher. In 2015, he was inducted into the Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo athletic Hall of Fame.

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