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John Henry Johnson

John Henry Johnson

Position: FB-HB
Height: 6-2    Weight: 210 lbs.

Born: November 24, 1929 in Waterproof, LA
Died: June 3, 2011 in Tracy, CA
High School: Pittsburg
College: St. Mary's (CA), Arizona St.   (school history)
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2nd round (18th overall) of the 1953 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 41 (2079th overall since 1950)
4-time Pro Bowler (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1987, finalist in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986

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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 16, 2014 3:25PM
All-Time Rank: #286. Art Shell… #287. Stanley Morgan… #288. Tom Nalen… #289. JOHN HENRY JOHNSON… #290. Max McGee… #291. Reggie Wayne… #292. Rosey Brown… 

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
1954* 25 SFO LH 35 12 129 681 9 38 5.3 56.8 10.8 28 183 6.5 0 34 2.3 15.3 864 9 5
1955 26 SFO 35 7 19 69 1 12 3.6 9.9 2.7 2 6 3.0 0 11 0.3 0.9 75 1 0
1956 27 SFO 35 12 80 301 2 54 3.8 25.1 6.7 8 90 11.3 0 28 0.7 7.5 391 2 1
1957 28 DET FB 35 12 129 621 5 62 4.8 51.8 10.8 20 141 7.1 0 16 1.7 11.8 762 5 9
1958 29 DET FB 35 9 56 254 0 19 4.5 28.2 6.2 7 60 8.6 0 18 0.8 6.7 314 0 3
1959 30 DET 35 10 82 270 2 39 3.3 27.0 8.2 7 34 4.9 1 18 0.7 3.4 304 3 4
1960 31 PIT FB 35 12 118 621 2 87 5.3 51.8 9.8 12 112 9.3 1 26 1.0 9.3 733 3 5 6
1961 32 PIT FB 35 14 213 787 6 44 3.7 56.2 15.2 24 262 10.9 1 51 1.7 18.7 1049 7 7 7
1962* 33 PIT FB 35 14 251 1141 7 40 4.5 81.5 17.9 32 226 7.1 2 18 2.3 16.1 1367 9 5 12
1963* 34 PIT FB 35 12 186 773 4 48 4.2 64.4 15.5 21 145 6.9 1 26 1.8 12.1 918 5 5 7
1964* 35 PIT FB 35 14 235 1048 7 45 4.5 74.9 16.8 17 69 4.1 1 21 1.2 4.9 1117 8 4 9
1965 36 PIT 35 1 3 11 0 7 3.7 11.0 3.0 11 0 0 0
1966 37 HOU 35 14 70 226 3 28 3.2 16.1 5.0 8 150 18.8 0 53 0.6 10.7 376 3 0 4
Career 143 1571 6803 48 87 4.3 47.6 11.0 186 1478 7.9 7 53 1.3 10.3 8281 55 48 45
6 yrs PIT 67 0 1006 4381 26 87 4.4 65.4 15.0 106 814 7.7 6 51 1.6 12.1 5195 32 26 41
3 yrs DET 31 0 267 1145 7 62 4.3 36.9 8.6 34 235 6.9 1 18 1.1 7.6 1380 8 16
3 yrs SFO 31 0 228 1051 12 54 4.6 33.9 7.4 38 279 7.3 0 34 1.2 9.0 1330 12 6
1 yr HOU 14 0 70 226 3 28 3.2 16.1 5.0 8 150 18.8 0 53 0.6 10.7 376 3 0 4

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
1954* 25 SFO LH 35 12 0 5 0 0 0
1955 26 SFO 35 7 1 29 0 29 0
1956 27 SFO 35 12 0 1 0 0 0
1957 28 DET FB 35 12 0 9 1 0 0
1958 29 DET FB 35 9 0 3 0 0 0
1959 30 DET 35 10 0 4 2 0 0
1960 31 PIT FB 35 12 0 5 0 0 0
1961 32 PIT FB 35 14 0 7 3 0 0
1962* 33 PIT FB 35 14 0 5 0 0 0
1963* 34 PIT FB 35 12 0 5 2 0 0
1964* 35 PIT FB 35 14 0 4 1 0 0
Career 143 1 29 0 29 0 0 48 9 0 0
6 yrs PIT 67 0 0 26 6 0 0
3 yrs DET 31 0 0 16 3 0 0
3 yrs SFO 31 0 1 29 0 29 0 0 6 0 0 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
1954* 25 SFO LH 35 12 1 2 50.0 10 1 50.0 0 0.0 10 5.0 15.0 10.0 0.8 104.2 0 0
1960 31 PIT FB 35 12 1 1 100.0 15 1 100.0 0 0.0 15 15.0 35.0 15.0 1.3 158.3
1961 32 PIT FB 35 14 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 50.0 0 0.0 -22.5 0.0 0.0
Career 143 2 5 40.0 25 2 40.0 1 20.0 15 5.0 4.0 12.5 0.2 56.2 0 0
6 yrs PIT 67 0 1 3 33.3 15 1 33.3 1 33.3 15 5.0 -3.3 15.0 0.2 50.7
3 yrs SFO 31 0 1 2 50.0 10 1 50.0 0 0.0 10 5.0 15.0 10.0 0.3 104.2 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.

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
1954* 25 SFO LH 35 12 2 25 0 19 12.5 889
1955 26 SFO 35 7 1 6 0 6 6.0 81
1956 27 SFO 35 12 1 23 0 23 23.0 414
1961 32 PIT FB 35 14 1 11 0 11 11.0 1060
Career 143 1 6 0 6 6.0 4 59 0 23 14.8 8346
6 yrs PIT 67 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 5206
3 yrs SFO 31 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 3 48 0 23 16.0 1384

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
1954* 25 SFO LH 35 12 9 9 54
1955 26 SFO 35 7 1 1 6
1956 27 SFO 35 12 2 2 12
1957 28 DET FB 35 12 5 5 30
1959 30 DET 35 10 2 1 3 18
1960 31 PIT FB 35 12 2 1 3 18
1961 32 PIT FB 35 14 6 1 7 42
1962* 33 PIT FB 35 14 7 2 9 54
1963* 34 PIT FB 35 12 4 1 5 30
1964* 35 PIT FB 35 14 7 1 8 48
1966 37 HOU 35 14 3 3 18
Career 143 48 7 55 330
6 yrs PIT 67 0 26 6 32 192
3 yrs DET 31 0 7 1 8 48
3 yrs SFO 31 0 12 12 72
1 yr HOU 14 0 3 3 18
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9 Stump Mitchell, J.C. Caroline, Gerry Ellis, Johnny Roland, Robert Newhouse, Jon Arnett, Tony Galbreath, Sammy Winder, Les Josephson, Clarence Peaks
10 Willis McGahee, Dick Bass, Bill Brown, Jon Arnett, Tony Galbreath, Duce Staley, Norm Bulaich, Eric Metcalf, Gerald Riggs, Les Josephson
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams