Randy Johnson (quarterback)

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Randy Johnson
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Johnson with Atlanta Falcons
No. 11, 12, 16
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1944-06-17)June 17, 1944
San Antonio, Texas
Died: September 17, 2009(2009-09-17) (aged 65)
Brevard, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: San Antonio (TX) Sam Houston
College: Texas A&I
NFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16
AFL draft: 1966 / Round: 4 / Pick: 27
  (Denver Broncos)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1976
TDINT: 51-90
Passing yards: 8,329
QB Rating: 55.1
Player stats at NFL.com

Randolph Klaus "Randy" Johnson (June 17, 1944 – September 17, 2009) was an American football player. He was the starting quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons in their inaugural season of 1966. He also had a brief career with the Green Bay Packers. In 1974, he played with The Hawaiians of the World Football League.[1][2]

Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Johnson graduated from its Sam Houston High School in 1962. He played college football at Texas A&I in Kingsville (now Texas A&M–Kingsville),[3] teammates with guard Gene Upshaw.

Johnson entered the 1966 NFL draft, and became the first Texas A&I player to ever be selected in the first round (16th overall). Over his professional career, he completed 647 of 1,286 passes (a 50.3-percentage) for 51 touchdowns and 90 interceptions.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pasquarelli, Len (May 16, 1999). "Falcons' first quarterback struggling to rebuild life". Tuscaloosa News. Alabama. Cox News Service. p. 8C. 
  2. ^ Hummer, Steve (October 5, 2009). "Ex-Falcon QB spent sad life in long, lonely end zone". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved March 3, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "S.A. native who became Atlanta Falcons' first QB dead at 65". [dead link]

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