Johnson, a native of Big Spring, Texas, was planned to play football on a scholarship at Schreiner Institute until the school abandoned football the season he arrived. So he decided to stay and work out with the team anyway.
He earned all-conference honors as a defensive end. The team went 10-1-1, with its only loss coming by one point against University of Houston. That year, Johnson helped lead his team to its first undefeated regular season ever. He finished with 12 tackles for loss and 6 sacks. After that season, Johnson entered the NFL draft. The Pittsburgh Steelers selected him with the ninth pick in the first round.
He played nine seasons for the Steelers, earning two Super Bowl rings along the way. In 1987, Johnson led the league in sacks with 20.5. He retired after the 1992 season. During his career, Johnson had 105 sacks and 24 forced fumbles.
After retiring from football, Johnson worked as an assistant coach for the Dallas Cowboys and San Diego Chargers. He died in 2013 at the age of 59 due to heart failure.
Charley Johnson High School wasn't affiliated with Charley Johnson anymore. It closed in 1969 when its enrollment dropped below 200 students.
Tom Johnson (born August 30, 1984) is a former defensive lineman in American football. He went to Moss Point High School and played defensive tackle for two years. He then transferred to Pascagoula High School for his final two years of high school playing offensive guard.
He first enrolled at Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU), but he did not play football there. He later transferred to Jackson State University (JSU). At JSU, he played on the offensive line and made an immediate impact by opening up holes for running back Marcus Henry. During his time at Jackson State, Johnson was twice selected as a First Team All-American and also won the Jack Hayden Award given to the nation's top offensive guard.
After graduating from JSU with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice in 2008, he entered the NFL draft. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round (156th overall pick)
Johnson started 11 games at left guard for the Jaguars in 2009 before being placed on injured reserve on December 20, 2009. He returned for one game at right guard in 2010 before being replaced by rookie Michael Ola.
He signed with the Miami Dolphins as a free agent on May 12, 2011. The Dolphins released him on September 3, 2011.
The Pittsburgh Steelers selected him in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He attended Vanderbilt University and played football there. Johnson was one of 50 collegiate offensive lineman that participated in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. His time in the 40-yard dash was 5.01 seconds.
He measured 6 feet 3 inches and weighed 314 pounds at the combine. Johnson has been ranked as the number eight offensive guard in the 2014 NFL Draft by ESPN and number seven by Sports Illustrated.
Johnson won't have to wait long to find out where he's going to play because the Steelers have announced they plan to have him start right away at left guard. He replaces Chris Hubbard who was released by the team earlier this month.
In his only season with the Commodores, Johnson started 11 games at left guard and right tackle. He helped lead Vanderbilt to its first 7-0 start since 1946 and earned All-American honors from Pro Football Focus. The Steelers will hope that having experience playing on both sides of the line will help them this season.
Prior to joining the Commodores, Johnson lettered three seasons at Palmyra High School in Palmyra, Pennsylvania. As a senior, he started all 13 games at left tackle for the Spartans and helped them reach the state semifinals.
Charley Johnson Johnson went on to play for the St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Oilers, and Denver Broncos in the NFL for nearly 15 seasons. In addition, while playing football, he obtained a master's and a doctorate in chemical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. His professional career began in 1978 with the Cardinals. He stayed with them until 1984, when he was traded to the Oilers where he played until 1988. He then spent one season with the Broncos before retiring.
During his time with the Cardinals, Johnson won two NFL Championships (1980, 1982) and appeared in the Super Bowl once. As a member of the Oilers, he never reached the playoffs but did win one World Championship in 1983. After leaving football, he became a successful engineer, inventing a fuel cell that generates electricity and heat from hydrogen gas. This allows vehicles to run on water and clean-burning fuels such as gasoline without producing any harmful emissions.
In 1992, Johnson returned to football when the Broncos hired him as their head coach. He remained with the team for three years before moving to the New York Jets where he worked for another two years. In 1995, he returned to coaching at the college level when he accepted the position at the University of Colorado. There he designed an offense that led the Buffaloes to four consecutive bowl games and a 42-7 record over four seasons. In 1999, Johnson left CU to become the Detroit Lions' offensive coordinator.
Manziel was already a huge thing in high school, earning the nickname "Johnny Football" as a sophomore. Coming out of high school, he was heavily recruited and finally accepted a scholarship to Texas A&M. Manziel did not achieve national prominence as a college student until a game against Arkansas in 2012. In that game, he completed 18 of his first 20 passes for four touchdowns and also ran for another score as Texas A&M beat Arkansas 56-51.
He ended up winning the Heisman Trophy that year.
In 2014, he started off well but eventually got hurt. He returned for one game before being lost for the season with a knee injury. He announced his retirement from football after that season.
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