Billy Johnson

William Arthur Johnson "White Shoes"
Born: January 21, 1952
Boothwyn, PA USA
Position: WR
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 170
College: Widener
High School: Chichester (Boothwyn, PA)
Career: 1974-1988
Drafted: 1974 in Round 15, #365 overall by the Houston Oilers

Billy Johnson played from 1974 to 1988 during his career with the Atlanta Falcons, Houston Oilers, Montreal Alouettes and Washington Redskins. Johnson caught 402 passes for 5,271 yards and 30 receiving touchdowns in his career.

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Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
1977NFL Houston Oilers00000180.0
1981CFL Montreal Alouettes11100.01212.01100.000.012 156.3
1983NFL Atlanta Falcons100.
CFL11100.01212.01100.000.012 00
Totals2150.0126.0150.000.012 18


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1974NFL Houston Oilers58216.447 1
1975NFL Houston Oilers5173.419 0
1976NFL Houston Oilers661.010 0
1977NFL Houston Oilers610217.061 1
1980NFL Houston Oilers210.50
1981CFL Montreal Alouettes1-9-9.0-9 0
1983NFL Atlanta Falcons15835.536 0
1984NFL Atlanta Falcons382.711 0
1985NFL Atlanta Falcons8-8-1.00
1986NFL Atlanta Falcons6254.210 0
NFL563165.661 2
CFL1-9-9.0-9 0
Totals573075.461 2


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1974NFL Houston Oilers2938813.444 2
1975NFL Houston Oilers3739310.630 1
1976NFL Houston Oilers4749510.540 4
1977NFL Houston Oilers2041220.671 3
1978NFL Houston Oilers11010.010 0
1979NFL Houston Oilers610818.029 1
1980NFL Houston Oilers3134311.157 2
1981CFL Montreal Alouettes65106016.354 5
1982NFL Atlanta Falcons2115.50
1983NFL Atlanta Falcons6470911.147 4
1984NFL Atlanta Falcons2437115.545 3
1985NFL Atlanta Falcons6283013.462 5
1986NFL Atlanta Falcons6579.527 0
1987NFL Atlanta Falcons88410.519 0
NFL337421112.571 25
CFL65106016.354 5
Totals402527113.171 30

Punt Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1974NFL Houston Oilers3040913.649 0
1975NFL Houston Oilers4061215.383 3
1976NFL Houston Oilers3840310.646 0
1977NFL Houston Oilers3553915.487 2
1978NFL Houston Oilers8607.520 0
1979NFL Houston Oilers4174.216 0
1981CFL Montreal Alouettes5959710.192 0
1982NFL Atlanta Falcons2427311.471 0
1983NFL Atlanta Falcons4648910.671 1
1984NFL Atlanta Falcons1515210.137 0
1985NFL Atlanta Falcons10828.218 0
1986NFL Atlanta Falcons88710.930 0
1987NFL Atlanta Falcons211688.045 0
1988NFL Washington Redskins3268.715 0
NFL282331711.887 6
CFL5959710.192 0
Totals341391411.592 6

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1974NFL Houston Oilers2978527.167 0
1975NFL Houston Oilers3379824.281 1
1976NFL Houston Oilers2657922.353 0
1977NFL Houston Oilers2563025.276 1
1978NFL Houston Oilers47318.222 0
1979NFL Houston Oilers4379.212 0
1984NFL Atlanta Falcons23919.521 0
NFL123294123.981 2
Totals123294123.981 2

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1974NFL Houston Oilers120000018
1975NFL Houston Oilers013100030
1976NFL Houston Oilers040000024
1977NFL Houston Oilers132100042
1979NFL Houston Oilers1000006
1980NFL Houston Oilers0200012
1981CFL Montreal Alouettes05000030
1983NFL Atlanta Falcons04100030
1984NFL Atlanta Falcons030000018
1985NFL Atlanta Falcons05000030

Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1974NFLHouston Oilers140
1975NFLHouston Oilers140
1976NFLHouston Oilers140
1977NFLHouston Oilers140
1978NFLHouston Oilers50
1979NFLHouston Oilers20
1980NFLHouston Oilers166
1981CFLMontreal Alouettes160
1982NFLAtlanta Falcons90
1983NFLAtlanta Falcons161
1984NFLAtlanta Falcons60
1985NFLAtlanta Falcons168
1986NFLAtlanta Falcons40
1987NFLAtlanta Falcons121
1988NFLWashington Redskins10


- Pro Football Hall of Fame 1st team All-1980s Team
- Pro Football Hall of Fame 2nd team All-1970s Team
1983 - AP Comeback Player of the Year


1975 - Pro Football Weekly All-NFL (1st Team)
1975 - Pro Football Weekly All-Conference (1st Team)
1977 - Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1977 - Pro Football Weekly All-NFL (1st Team)
1977 - Associated Press All-NFL (1st Team)
1977 - Pro Football Weekly All-Conference (1st Team)
1983 - Pro Football Weekly All-Conference (1st Team)
1983 - Pro Football Weekly All-NFL (1st Team)
1983 - Associated Press All-NFL (2nd Team)
1983 - Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1983 - The Sporting News All-NFL (1st Team)


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