After graduating from Miami Beach Senior High School in 1997, Johnson attended Langston University but did not play football.In 1997 he transferred to Santa Monica College, a community college in Santa Monica, California. Houshmandzadeh, he led his team to an 11–1 season and a victory over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl that year.Ocho Show on Versus, talking football, basketball, and pop culture.The show was cancelled in 2011 as a result of Comcast's plans to re-launch Versus as an NBC Sports-branded service, as its new staff did not feel that the show would fit with the network's new goals.In four of the games, Johnson accumulated seven receptions for 151 yards and scored one touchdown.
On June 7, 2012, Johnson was released from the Patriots.In March 2017, it was confirmed on the Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional de México's website that Johnson would play with the Mexican team Monterrey Fundidores.He scored on a 41-yard touchdown reception to help Monterrey win his first game with the team.In March 2016, Chad Johnson tweeted to the Cleveland Browns new head coach and his former wide receiver coach, Hue Jackson, to ask if he would let Johnson work with the receivers during training camp.
In July 2016, Jackson agreed to have Johnson work as a guest instructor for the Browns.
It was featured on i Tunes and was a popular downloaded app in 2010. He was eliminated from the show as one of the final four competitors on May 18, 2010, after receiving the lowest judges' score and number of votes.