Former Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Jerrod Johnson announced on Twitter today that he has signed a futures contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Johnson was the first overall pick in the 2011 United Football League draft by the Hartford Colonials after going undrafted in the 2011 draft and ended up signing as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles in late July. He was waived by the Eagles in mid-August and signed on with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League.
Johnson measures in at about 6 feet 5, 243 pounds and was the all-time leading passer at Texas A&M with several school records to his credit. During his college career, Johnson completed 650 passes in 1,109 attempts for a 58.6 percent completion ratio. He totaled 8,011 yards passing with 67 touchdowns and 22 interceptions in 35 games. He also added 877 yards rushing on 331 carries.
Johnson joins former TCU wide receiver Jimmy Young and former OSU defensive back Antonio Smith as the known players to have signed futures contracts with the Steelers as they start expanding their offseason roster to 80 players.
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