Overview
Gartrell Godfrey Johnson III is a running back for the New York Giants. He was selected by the San Diego Chargers with the 134th overall pick in the fourth round of rhe 2009 NFL Draft. Johnson played four seasons at Colorado State, where he was a two-time All-Mountain West selection. Johnson is 6-feet tall and weighs 225 pounds.
Prep Career
Johnson set the single-season rushing record at Miami Springs High School in Miami Springs, FL, rushing for 1,649 yards in 2003. He also scored 18 touchdowns, earning all-state honors.
Sophomore Year
After redshirting in 2004 and playing sparingly in 2005, Johnson started seven times in 2006. He led the team with 305 rushing yards and six touchdowns.
Junior Year
Johnson started the first seven games of the 2007 season at running back, before moving to fullback for the final five games of the season. He still led Colorado State with 957 rushing yards, good for sixth among Mountain West rushers. Johnson was an honorable mention All-Mountain West selection.
Senior Year
As a senior, Johnson rushed for a career-high 1,476 yards, which led the Mountain West conference. He was a first team All-MWC selection, and capped off his career with a record breaking performance in the New Mexico Bowl. Johnson earned game MVP honors, rushing for 285 yards. He also had 90 receiving yards, giving him 375 yards from scrimmage, the most ever in a bowl game. After the 2008 season, Johnson was invited to participate in the 2009 East-West Shrine Game. Johnson had 63 yards on 10 rushes in a losing effort for the West team.
NFL Career
Johnson was selected in the fourth round (134th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. Before the 2009 season, Johnson signed a four-year contract with San Diego.

Johnson was waived by the Chargers on Sept. 14, 2009, but claimed by the New York Giants one day later.
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