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Daryl Johnston      

Retired NFL Fullback, 2x Pro-Bowler, 3x Superbowl Champion; Current NFL on FOX Analyst

Daryl Peter "Moose" Johnston is a former American football fullback in the NFL who played his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys from (1989-1999).

Drafted by the Cowboys out of Syracuse where he was an All-American and All-East pick in 1988, Johnston was also named Western New York Player of the Year in 1983 while playing for Lewiston-Porter (locally known as Lew-Port) High School in Youngstown, New York. The Lancers won the division during Daryl's Senior year 1984. His Lew-Port jersey number, 34, was retired from the program on September 1st, 2006.

As a Cowboy, Johnston played in 149 consecutive games from 1989-1997. He also became one of the greatest special teams players in franchise history.

He scored 22 career touchdowns and had more receptions than carries. His 294 receptions is the third highest number among Cowboys running backs, totaling 2,227 yards for a 7.6 yards average, compared to 232 carries for 753 yards for a 3.2 yards average. In 1993 Johnston had 50 receptions and averaged 7.4 yards per catch.

Due mainly to Johnston's contributions, the NFL created the fullback position in the Pro Bowl. Prior to this change, blocking fullbacks had little chance of beating out traditional running backs, who had better statistics. In 1993 Johnston became the first fullback ever selected for the Pro Bowl, earning trips in 1993 and in 1994.

Johnston retired at the end of the 1999 season, after suffering a neck injury. He was a member of three Super Bowl winning teams.

In 2003, Johnston joined the program Players Inc Radio when it moved to Fox Sports Radio. The program was sponsored by NFL Players Inc. Currently, Johnston works as a color commentator alongside Kenny Albert on the third broadcast team of The NFL on Fox. He also works with Tony "Goose" Siragusa. He was an analyst for the NFL Network's Total Access until 2012. Johnston also began calling the collegiate Cotton Bowl Classic game for Fox in 2009, first with Pat Summerall, and then eventually Kenny Albert. He also was a guest star of the PBS television series Wishbone in its episode "Moonbone".

Speech Topics

An Insider's Look at the Game of Football

Join Daryl "Moose" Johnston, popular Fox Sports broadcaster and respected former fullback for the Dallas Cowboys, as he goes deep into one of America's most popular sports. Appropriate for audiences from the "football widow" to the avid addict, Johnston covers the game down by down, all in his characteristic style: clear, opinionated, and passionate. The Moose knows that spectators who just follow the football are missing much of the game. We see the quarterback hand the ball to the running back and the linebacker make the tackle. But there are twenty-two guys on the field on every play. Here, Johnston draws upon his playing experience and years of expert analysis on television to bring the entire field into focus.

Teamwork: It's Not All About You

As the Dallas Cowboys' lead fullback, Daryl Johnston was the main blocker for Emmitt Smith, as Smith went on to become the all-time NFL rushing leader. It was Johnston's selflessness and dedication to his team that allowed him to be the key to Smith's success and "hang back" while Smith had the spotlight. However, Smith recognized Johnston's role in his achievement and always acknowledged it. This led to a deep trust and relationship between the two men and as a model for the team. In this presentation, Johnston discusses how to work effectively with teammates to build trust, respect and growth for the organization - and win three Super Bowls.


Former Dallas Cowboys fullback Daryl 'Moose' Johnston explains ...

Daryl Johnston shares the story that earned him his legendary nickname.

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