Chad Ochocinco Birthplace

March 16, 2012 by staff 

Chad Ochocinco Birthplace,

 Date of birth: (1978-01-09) January 9, 1978
Place of birth: Miami, Florida

Chad Javon Ochocinco (born Chad Javon Johnson, January 9, 1978) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft.

He played college football at both Oregon State and Santa Monica College. He also played high school football at Miami Beach Senior High School.

In April 2011, CNBC listed Ochocinco as #1 on the list of “Most Influential Athletes In Social Media”.

Ochocinco has been selected to the Pro Bowl six times and named an All-Pro three times.

Johnson was born in Miami. After graduating from Miami Beach Senior High 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, where he was a teammate of future Carolina Panthers star wide receiver Steve Smith.

In 2000, he transferred to Oregon State University after being aggressively recruited by coach Dennis Erickson. Alongside future Bengals teammate T. J. Houshmandzadeh, he led his team to an 11-1 season and a victory over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl that year. He also broke a school record for the longest touchdown reception with a 97-yard reception in a game against Stanford University.

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