John Johnson

John Henry Johnson
Born: November 24, 1929
Waterproof, LA USA
Deceased: June 3, 2011
Tracy, CA
Position: FB-HB
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210
College: St. Mary's (CA), Arizona St.
High School: Pittsburg (CA)
Career: 1953-1966
Drafted: 1953 in Round 2, #18 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987

John Johnson played from 1953 to 1966 during his career with the San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Oilers and Calgary Stampeders. Johnson ran for 7,451 yards in his career on 1,678 attempts, scoring 53 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 219 passes for 1,843 yards and 10 receiving touchdowns..

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Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
1953CFL Calgary Stampeders11545.5625.600.019.125.6
1954NFL San Francisco 49ers2150.0105.0150.000.010 104.2
1960NFL Pittsburgh Steelers11100.01515.01100.000.015 158.3
1961NFL Pittsburgh Steelers200.000.000.0150.00.0


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1953CFL Calgary Stampeders1076486.151 5
1954NFL San Francisco 49ers1296815.338 9
1955NFL San Francisco 49ers19693.612 1
1956NFL San Francisco 49ers803013.854 2
1957NFL Detroit Lions1296214.862 5
1958NFL Detroit Lions562544.519 0
1959NFL Detroit Lions822703.339 2
1960NFL Pittsburgh Steelers1186215.387 2
1961NFL Pittsburgh Steelers2137873.744 6
1962NFL Pittsburgh Steelers25111414.540 7
1963NFL Pittsburgh Steelers1867734.248 4
1964NFL Pittsburgh Steelers23510484.545 7
1965NFL Pittsburgh Steelers3113.70
1966AFL Houston Oilers702263.228 3
CFL1076486.151 5
NFL150165774.487 45
AFL702263.228 3
Totals167874514.487 53


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1953CFL Calgary Stampeders3336511.140 3
1954NFL San Francisco 49ers281836.534 0
1955NFL San Francisco 49ers263.011 0
1956NFL San Francisco 49ers89011.228 0
1957NFL Detroit Lions201417.016 0
1958NFL Detroit Lions7608.618 0
1959NFL Detroit Lions7344.918 1
1960NFL Pittsburgh Steelers121129.326 1
1961NFL Pittsburgh Steelers2426210.951 1
1962NFL Pittsburgh Steelers322267.118 2
1963NFL Pittsburgh Steelers211456.926 1
1964NFL Pittsburgh Steelers17694.121 1
1966AFL Houston Oilers815018.853 0
CFL3336511.140 3
NFL17813287.551 7
AFL815018.853 0
Totals21918438.453 10

Punt Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1953CFL Calgary Stampeders473868.226 0
1955NFL San Francisco 49ers166.00
CFL473868.226 0
Totals483928.226 0

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1953CFL Calgary Stampeders2057828.9104 1
1954NFL San Francisco 49ers22512.519 0
1956NFL San Francisco 49ers12323.023 0
1961NFL Pittsburgh Steelers11111.011 0
CFL2057828.9104 1
NFL45914.823 0
Totals2463726.5104 1


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1953CFL Calgary Stampeders5204.015 0
1955NFL San Francisco 49ers12929.029 0
CFL5204.015 0
NFL12929.029 0
Totals6498.229 0

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
1953CFL Calgary Stampeders5301000045
1954NFL San Francisco 49ers90000054
1955NFL San Francisco 49ers10000006
1956NFL San Francisco 49ers20000012
1957NFL Detroit Lions5000030
1959NFL Detroit Lions2100018
1960NFL Pittsburgh Steelers2100018
1961NFL Pittsburgh Steelers61000042
1962NFL Pittsburgh Steelers7200054
1963NFL Pittsburgh Steelers4100030
1964NFL Pittsburgh Steelers7100048
1966AFL Houston Oilers3000018

Playing Career:


1953 - CFL Ted Reeves All-Star
1954 - New York Daily News All-NFL (2nd Team)
1954 - United Press International All-NFL (2nd Team)
1962 - Associated Press All-NFL (2nd Team)
1962 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (2nd Team)
1962 - United Press International All-NFL (2nd Team)