KEYSHAWN JOHNSON / NEW YORK JETS 1997 NFL Starting Lineup Action Figure & Exclusive NFL Collector Trading Card. Displayed figure stands approximately 4 inches tall. Includes helmet & one Exclusive NFL Starting Lineup Trading Card. Originally released in 1995 – Retired / Out of production. Ages 4 and up. From Kenner.
Keyshawn Johnson is a former American college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. He played college football for the University of Southern California, and earned All-American honors. The first pick in the 1996 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers.
The New York Jets drafted Johnson with the top overall selection in the 1996 NFL Draft. He was the first wide receiver selected with the number one overall pick since Irving Fryar was chosen by New England in 1984. While in New York, he played three seasons (1997-1999) under Bill Parcells, who in two seasons would turnaround the Jets from 1-15 in 1996, Johnson’s rookie year to 9-7 in 1997 & 12-4 in 1998 & the franchise’s first ever AFC East Division title. One of his best performances was in a 34-24 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in an AFC divisional playoff game after the 1998 season. In that game, Johnson caught nine passes for 121 yards and a touchdown, rushed for 28 yards and a touchdown, recovered a fumble, and intercepted a pass on defense.