Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson is picking up a new sport: Soccer.
The man formerly known as “Chad Ochocinco” has signed a contract with semi-professional soccer club Boca Raton FC, the team Tuesday. Johnson will make his soccer debut Saturday as a forward in the United Premier Soccer League.
“Chad is a tremendous athlete. He has proven himself (on) the gridiron and will now prove himself in the soccer pitch,” Boca Raton FC coach Jim Rooney said . “Chad has had some great training and preseason matches with us and we are excited to continue this journey with him.”
Johnson made six Pro Bowl appearances in 11 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots, finishing his career with 766 receptions for more than 11,000 yards.