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Daryl Johnston    

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

Former 3x Super Bowl Champion fullback for the Dallas Cowboys, Daryl Johnston is a current NFL analyst on Fox Sports and General Manager of the AAF San Antonio Commanders.

Johnston attended Syracuse University, where he rushed for 1,830 yards and caught 46 passes and was named All-Big East (‘87) and All-American (’88).

Johnston was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round (39th overall) of the 1989 NFL Draft. As a rookie he received his nickname "Moose" from backup quarterback Babe Laufenberg because of his large stature compared to the rest of the running backs. The name caught on among Dallas fans who would chant "Moooooose" whenever he made a play.

As a Cowboy, Johnston played in 149 consecutive games from 1989-1997. He was a key member of the Cowboys’ 3x winning Super Bowl teams (’93, ’94 & ’96) and 2x Pro Bowl selection (’93 & ’94). In addition to fullback, Moose was one of the greatest special teams players in franchise history. Johnston retired at the end of the 1999 season, after suffering a neck injury.

After retirement Johnston served one year as a game analyst for NFL on CBS before joining the FOX NFL booth in 2001, where he can still be seen every Sunday during the season. In addition to Johnston’s prominent post in the booth, he’s been a part or / contributed to other various football programming including KDFW’s The Tickets, NFL Network's Total Access, the collegiate Cotton Bowl Classic game, and PBS’s Wishbone episode of "Moonbone".

A native of Youngstown, NY, Johnston now resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife Diane, son Aidan, and daughter Evan.

Speech Topics

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.

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.


Former Dallas Cowboys fullback Daryl 'Moose' Johnston explains ...
Daryl Johnston shares the story that earned him his legendary nickname.

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