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Billy Johnson

William Arthur Johnson (White Shoes)

Position: WR
Height: 5-9    Weight: 170 lbs.

Born: January 21, 1952 in Boothwyn, PA
High School: Chichester
College: Widener
Drafted by the Houston Oilers in the 15th round (365th overall) of the 1974 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 46 (1686th overall since 1950)
3-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)

84 81 88

All-Pro

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd AV
1974 22 HOU KR/PR 84 14 30 409 0 49 13.6 29 785 0 67 27.1 1664 6
1975* 23 HOU KR/PR/WR 84 14 14 40 612 3 83 15.3 33 798 1 81 24.2 1820 9
1976 24 HOU KR/PR/WR 84 14 13 38 403 0 46 10.6 26 579 0 53 22.3 1483 5
1977*+ 25 HOU KR/PR 84 14 0 35 539 2 87 15.4 25 630 1 76 25.2 1683 10
1978 26 HOU 84 5 0 8 60 0 20 7.5 4 73 0 22 18.3 143 0
1979 27 HOU 84 2 2 4 17 0 16 4.3 4 37 0 12 9.3 162 1
1980 28 HOU WR 84 16 6 344 3
1982 30 ATL PR 81 9 0 24 273 0 71 11.4 284 0
1983* 31 ATL PR 81 16 1 46 489 1 71 10.6 1281 8
1984 32 ATL PR 81 6 0 15 152 0 37 10.1 2 39 0 21 19.5 570 3
1985 33 ATL wr 81 16 8 10 82 0 18 8.2 904 7
1986 34 ATL 81 4 0 8 87 0 30 10.9 169 1
1987 35 ATL PR 81 12 1 21 168 0 45 8.0 252 1
1988 36 WAS 88 1 0 3 26 0 15 8.7 26 0
Career 143 45 282 3317 6 87 11.8 123 2941 2 81 23.9 10785 54
7 yrs HOU 79 35 155 2040 5 87 13.2 121 2902 2 81 24.0 7299 34
6 yrs ATL 63 10 124 1251 1 71 10.1 2 39 0 21 19.5 3460 20
1 yr WAS 1 0 3 26 0 15 8.7 26 0

Receiving & Rushing

Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1974 22 HOU KR/PR 84 14 29 388 13.4 2 44 2.1 27.7 5 82 1 47 16.4 5.9 0.4 470 3 1
1975* 23 HOU KR/PR/WR 84 14 14 37 393 10.6 1 30 2.6 28.1 5 17 0 19 3.4 1.2 0.4 410 1 5
1976 24 HOU KR/PR/WR 84 14 13 47 495 10.5 4 40 3.4 35.4 6 6 0 10 1.0 0.4 0.4 501 4 3
1977*+ 25 HOU KR/PR 84 14 0 20 412 20.6 3 71 1.4 29.4 6 102 1 61 17.0 7.3 0.4 514 4 2
1978 26 HOU 84 5 0 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.2 2.0 10 0 0
1979 27 HOU 84 2 2 6 108 18.0 1 29 3.0 54.0 108 1 0
1980 28 HOU WR 84 16 6 31 343 11.1 2 57 1.9 21.4 2 1 0 4 0.5 0.1 0.1 344 2 1
1982 30 ATL PR 81 9 0 2 11 5.5 0 6 0.2 1.2 11 0 1
1983* 31 ATL PR 81 16 1 64 709 11.1 4 47 4.0 44.3 15 83 0 36 5.5 5.2 0.9 792 4 4
1984 32 ATL PR 81 6 0 24 371 15.5 3 45 4.0 61.8 3 8 0 11 2.7 1.3 0.5 379 3 1
1985 33 ATL wr 81 16 8 62 830 13.4 5 62 3.9 51.9 8 -8 0 6 -1.0 -0.5 0.5 822 5 4
1986 34 ATL 81 4 0 6 57 9.5 0 27 1.5 14.3 6 25 0 10 4.2 6.3 1.5 82 0 0
1987 35 ATL PR 81 12 1 8 84 10.5 0 19 0.7 7.0 84 0 2
Career 143 45 337 4211 12.5 25 71 2.4 29.4 56 316 2 61 5.6 2.2 0.4 4527 27 24
7 yrs HOU 79 35 171 2149 12.6 13 71 2.2 27.2 24 208 2 61 8.7 2.6 0.3 2357 15 12
6 yrs ATL 63 10 166 2062 12.4 12 62 2.6 32.7 32 108 0 36 3.4 1.7 0.5 2170 12 12
1 yr WAS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1974 22 HOU KR/PR 84 14 0 1 0 0 0
1975* 23 HOU KR/PR/WR 84 14 14 0 5 1 0 0
1976 24 HOU KR/PR/WR 84 14 13 0 3 1 0 0
1977*+ 25 HOU KR/PR 84 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
1980 28 HOU WR 84 16 6 0 1 0 0 0
1982 30 ATL PR 81 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
1983* 31 ATL PR 81 16 1 0 4 2 0 0
1984 32 ATL PR 81 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
1985 33 ATL wr 81 16 8 0 4 0 0 0
1987 35 ATL PR 81 12 1 0 2 0 0 0
Career 143 45 0 24 4 0 0
7 yrs HOU 79 35 0 12 2 0 0
6 yrs ATL 63 10 0 12 2 0 0
1 yr WAS 1 0

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
1977*+ 25 HOU KR/PR 84 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 8 -8.00 -8.00 100.0
1983* 31 ATL PR 81 16 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Career 143 45 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 1 8 -4.00 -4.00 50.0
7 yrs HOU 79 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 8 -8.00 -8.00 100.0
6 yrs ATL 63 10 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
1 yr WAS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1974 22 HOU KR/PR 84 14 1 2 3 18
1975* 23 HOU KR/PR/WR 84 14 14 1 3 1 5 30
1976 24 HOU KR/PR/WR 84 14 13 4 4 24
1977*+ 25 HOU KR/PR 84 14 0 1 3 2 1 7 42
1979 27 HOU 84 2 2 1 1 6
1980 28 HOU WR 84 16 6 2 2 12
1983* 31 ATL PR 81 16 1 4 1 5 30
1984 32 ATL PR 81 6 0 3 3 18
1985 33 ATL wr 81 16 8 5 5 30
Career 143 45 2 25 6 2 35 210
7 yrs HOU 79 35 2 13 5 2 22 132
6 yrs ATL 63 10 12 1 13 78
1 yr WAS 1 0 0

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1975 23 14 WR 47 48
1976 24 14 WR 74 2 28 69
1978 26 5 WR 1 92
1979 27 2 WR 17 80
1980 28 16 WR 46 62
1985 33 16 WR 112 4 26 66
1986 34 4 WR 8 99
1988 36 1 WR 126
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