Rashad Johnson joined Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama in August of 2018 as an analyst for the Crimson Tide, while also serving as the team’s sideline reporter on the radio broadcasts. In January of 2019 he added director of player development to his list of responsibilities. Johnson’s role as the director of player development focuses on the off-the-field activities of Alabama’s football student-athletes. He serves as an important resource in balancing the demands of academics, athletics and community outreach. Johnson also assists with personal development programs, including the peer intervention group. He returned to Alabama after an eight-year NFL playing career with the Arizona Cardinals (2009-15) and Tennessee Titans (2016). He was a third-round pick of the Cardinals in 2009 and finished his career with 15 interceptions and 365 tackles. A first team All-American for the Crimson Tide in 2008, Johnson helped Alabama to a 12-2 season and a trip to the Sugar Bowl. He finished his UA career with 11 interceptions, 216 total tackles and 12 tackles for loss. Johnson was a walk-on running back at Alabama before earning a scholarship and graduating with a degree in criminal justice in 2008. A native of Sulligent, Ala., Johnson and his wife Chelsea have a daughter, Hunter Averie.