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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 (2177th 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 May 4, 2016 10:25PM
All-Time Rank: #180. Harold Jackson… #181. Del Shofner… #182. Mike McCormack… #183. JOHN HENRY JOHNSON… #184. Gary Collins… #185. Winston Hill… #186. Wes Chandler… 

Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt 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

Playoffs Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1957 ❍ 28 DET FB 2 2 12 54 0 19 4.5 27.0 6.0 1 16 16.0 0 16 0.5 8.0 70 0 1
Career 2 2 12 54 0 19 4.5 27.0 6.0 1 16 16.0 0 16 0.5 8.0 70 0 1

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk 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
1 yr HOU 14 0

Playoffs Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1957 ❍ 28 DET FB 2 2 0 1 1 0 0
Career 2 2 0 1 1 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 DET 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
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
1 yr HOU 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0

Kick & Punt Returns

Games 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 DET 31 0 1380
3 yrs SFO 31 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 3 48 0 23 16.0 1384
1 yr HOU 14 0 376

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA 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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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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All-Pro Teams