Vance Johnson Net Worth, Wife, & Career

Vance Johnson is one of the famous professional American Football players. Johnson has retired from the sport and is currently a rehabilitation ambassador with Oglethorpe Inc. to advocate for addiction recovery for athletes post-career. Vance has opened his own recovery center in 2019.

Vance Johnson’s Age, Birthday, and Education

Vance Johnson was born as Vance Edward Johnson on March 13, 1963, in Trenton, New Jersey, USA. He is 61 years old. The identities of his parents are not disclosed to the general public. Johnson attended the University of Arizona and played college football and became a professional football player.

Vance Johnson Height and Weight

Vance Johnson stands tall at the height of 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m or 180cm) and weighs 185 lb (84 kg).

NFL Career And Post-NFL Career

Vance Johnson College and NFL Career

Vance Johnson first played football in college at the University of Arizona and became a World-Class long jumper he also worked as a multipurpose running back in the college football team. 

Johnson won the NCAA championship and won the gold medal at the Junior Pan American games in 1982. Apparently he decided to play for the 1984 Olympics from the USA but didn’t make the final selection. His NFL career began in 1984 and played for the Broncos from 1985 to 1995. He went on making three Super Bowl appearances in the 1980s. 

He retired from the Broncos in 2017 and his NFL statistics are:

Reception: 415

Receiving yards: 5,695

Receiving touchdowns: 37

Vance Johnson Post-NFL Career

Vance Johnson came into a very big controversy after his confession to abusing his ex-wife and other women in his life in the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1996. This not only brought huge attention towards himself but also risked his fame as an NFL player. 

After receiving huge criticism, Johnson vowed to have a positive change in his life. After receiving sobriety in 2013, he became an advocate for athletes undergoing addiction recovery and worked for Oglethorpe Inc. as a  rehabilitation ambassador. 

In 2019, he opened the Vance Johnson Recovery Center in Las Vegas, Nevada to help others.

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Vance Johnson Wife and Children

Vance Johnson doesn’t have a good reputation when it comes to his personal life. He has been married three times. His previous two marriages didn’t last long. He admitted to abusing his ex-wives as well as his ex-girlfriends. He has seven biological children from his past marriages as well as his past relationships. Vance is currently married to Michelle Johnson and has adopted two children with her.

Vance Johnson Net Worth

According to online sources, the total net worth of Vance Johnson is estimated to be USD $ 5 million. His direct income source is his football career and apart from football, his income comes from his recovery center. His annual salary has not been revealed yet.


Here are some unknown facts about Vance Johnson:

  • His seven biological children come from six different women with whom he had either married or had a relationship at a certain point in his life.
  • Johnson tried various business strategies after his NFL career which includes; a real estate company in Grand Junction, Colorado, Outlaw Ribs in Parachute, Colorado, and was the owner of the Epicurious in Grand Junction which came to an abrupt close in November 2012.
  • He used to live in Colorado in 2012 with one of his sons,  Scott Johnson.
  • Vaughn Edward, his other son, died in 2007 from a motorcycle accident.

Bio and Wiki

NameVance Johnson
Other NameVance Edward Johnson
Birth DateMarch 13, 1963
Age 61
Birth PlaceTrenton, New Jersey, USA
Body Measurement (Height)5 ft 11 in (1.80 m or 180cm)
Body Measurement (Weight)185 lb (84 kg)
OccupationFormal Football Player, Advocate, Rehabilitation Ambassador
Father’s NameN/A
Mother’s NameN/A
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseMichelle Johnson
Children7 biological and 2 adopted (Scott Johnson, Vaughn Edward Johnson)
Net WorthUSD $ 5 million
Popular WorksN/A
Social MediaFacebook @VanceInspires, LinkedIn @vance-johnson-5a068593, Twitter @bigvance6

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