Chris Johnson becomes the second rookie in franchise history to make the NFL’s Pro Bowl. Earl Campbell earned Pro Bowl honors as a rookie in 1978.
The dynamic Johnson, Tennessee’s first-round pick (24 th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft, ranks second in the AFC and sixth in the NFL with 1,159 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. He ranks second in the AFC with 1,418 yards from scrimmage and fifth in the AFC with 62 first downs. Johnson is tied for sixth in the AFC with nine total touchdowns. He has registered 20 plays of 15 or more yards and gained 10 or more yards on 37 plays in 2008.
Johnson has led the team in rushing yards 13 times and registered 100 or more yards in four career games. He has led or tied for the team lead in receptions four times and led the team in receiving yards twice in 2008.
He rushed for a career-high two touchdowns vs. Minnesota and at Detroit. His career-high 168 rushing yards at Kansas City represented the second most rushing yards by a rookie running back in franchise history, second only to Earl Campbell’s 199-yard game in 1978. Johnson ripped off a career-long 66-yard touchdown run at Kansas City.
He is the 11 th player in franchise history to hit the 1,000-yard rushing mark in a season. His 1,159 rushing yards are currently the third most by a rookie running back in franchise history behind Earl Campbell (1,450 yards in 1978) and Eddie George (1,368 yards in 1996).