Charles Johnson, a former first-round NFL draft pick and Super Bowl victor, passed away at the age of 50. The sad news was confirmed by the North Carolina high school where he was an assistant athletic director on Tuesday. He wrote in a tweet, “RIP Coach. You will be missed by so many, especially your Husky Family.”
The cause of death has not been made public.
Just a few picks after the Colts selected Marshall Faulk, Johnson was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 17th overall pick in the 1994 NFL Draft. Johnson went on to have a successful professional career. The 6-foot, 200-pound wide receiver spent nine seasons in the league, spending time with the Steelers, Eagles, Patriots, and Bills. During his career, he amassed 4,606 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns.
Super Bowl Champion And Former 1st Round Pick Charles Johnson Dead At 50
Fans and friends remembered Charles on Twitter saying, “RIP. I was a freshman at Cajon High School in San Bernardino & he was a senior. That year was cut short (late hit out of bounds if I recall busted his leg), then of course he went on to Colorado and the rest is history. A great talent, & person. He made our hometown proud.“, “Prayers and condolences to his family and friends in their time of need and deep understanding.” and “Such a genuine and kind person gone too soon. Prayers for his family, friends, and coworkers.”
Johnson was a member of the New England team that defeated Kurt Warner’s Rams in SB XXXVI in 2001, which resulted in Tom Brady’s first-ever Super Bowl victory.
After the 2002 season, he left the NFL.
We’re thinking of his family and friends during these times and wish the best for them.
Rest in peace Charles. He was 50 years old.
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