Johnny
Sears Jr.
#0 Defensive Back
Johnny
Sears Jr.
#0 Defensive Back
Height 6'1
Weight 193 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1987-03-16 (31)
Born Fresno, CA
School Michigan
INT / NAT INT
Defensive Tackles 28
Special Teams Tackles 0
Interceptions 1
Sacks 1

CFL: 7

Argos: 1

Acquired: Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Argonauts on February 16, 2017

 

Games played through 2017

Regular season: 52 (7 with Toronto in 2017, 5 with Hamilton in 2016, 3 with Hamilton in 2015, 10 with Winnipeg in 2014, 6 with Winnipeg in 2013, 15 with Winnipeg in 2012, 5 with Winnipeg in 2011, 1 with Winnipeg in 2010)

Playoffs: 1 (1 with Winnipeg in 2011)

Grey Cup: 1 (1 with Winnipeg in 2011)

 

Career:

2017: Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Argonauts on February 16…Started seven games at defensive back…Recorded 28 defensive tackles, one tackle for a loss, one sack, two quarterback pressures, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one interception and two pass knockdowns. Playoffs: Listed as a reserve on the team’s 46-man roster for the East Final vs. SSK. 105th Grey Cup: Listed as a reserve on the team’s 46-man roster for the 105th Grey Cup vs. CGY.

 

2016: Started five regular-season games at defensive back for the Tiger-Cats…Recorded 21 defensive tackles, one tackle for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two pass knockdowns…Suffered a lower-body injury on July 23 vs. Edmonton…Missed the final 13 regular season games and playoffs due to injury.

 

2015: Signed as a free agent by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on May 11…Started three games in his first season with the team…Posted 11 defensive tackles, two interceptions, one sack and one forced fumble…Both of his interceptions, one of which he returned 76 yards for his first career CFL touchdown, came in Hamilton’s season-opening game in Calgary on June 26…Missed 15 regular season games and two playoff games due to injury.

 

2014: Played in 10 games with the Blue Bombers… Registered 36 defensive tackles, three special teams tackles, one forced fumble, three fumble recoveries, one sack, and two interceptions…Returned four punts for 33 yards (8.3 avg.)

 

2013: Injuries limited Sears to just six appearances for the Blue Bombers…Recorded 32 defensive tackles, three special teams tackles, two tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…Returned ve kickoffs for 92 yards (18.4 avg.) and one punt for six yards.

 

2012: Played in a career-high 15 games for the Blue Bombers…Recorded 50 defensive tackles, six special teams tackles, two tackles for a loss and three interceptions… Returned five kickoffs for 94 yards (18.8 avg.) and two punts for 19 yards (9.5 avg.)

 

2011: Played in four games with the Blue Bombers… Registered ve defensive tackles, three special teams tackles, and one interception…Returned one kickoff for 14 yards.

 

2010: Signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on October 21 and had four tackles in his rookie season… Prior to arriving in Winnipeg, Sears Jr. played in four preseason games with the Cincinnati Bengals after earning a free-agent tryout.

 

Notable:

First CFL Game: Oct. 30/10 at EDM

First CFL Def. Tackle: Oct. 30/10 at EDM (Jared Zabransky)

First CFL Sack: Oct. 25/14 vs. BC (John Beck)

First CFL INT: Oct. 15/13 at EDM (Ricky Ray)

Most Def. Tackles/Game: 8 (Twice, Most recent: Jul. 7/14 vs. EDM)

Most Def. Tackles/Season: 48 (2012, WPG)

Most INTs/Season: 3 (2012, WPG)

College:

Played in 24 total games with the University of Michigan (15 games – 2006, 2007) and Eastern Michigan (Nine games – 2009)…Finished his NCAA career with 48 tackles and seven pass deflections…Used primarily as a kick returner throughout his collegiate career, returning 44 kickoffs for 977 yards.

 

Personal: 

Born on March 16, 1987, in Fresno, California…Attended Thomas Edison High School…African- American studies major at Eastern Michigan.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2010
WPG 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
2011
WPG 5 5 3 0 1 0 0
2012
WPG 15 48 6 0 3 0 0
2013
WPG 6 30 3 0 0 0 1
2014
WPG 10 35 3 1 2 0 1
2015
HAM 3 11 0 1 2 1 1
2016
HAM 5 21 0 0 0 0 0
2017
TOR 7 28 0 1 1 0 1
Total
52 181 15 3 9 1 4

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
Total
0 0 0 0 0 0