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Former Lions’ FB and Hall of Famer John Henry Johnson Dies at 81

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on June 6, 2011 – 9:57 am

John Henry Johnson made a fast, but meaningful, stop in Detroit in the midst of his Hall of Fame career.

Johnson won his only NFL title during his first year in Detroit when he helped the Lions to a championship.

He was the team’s leading ground gainer during the regular season. He then chipped in with 40 yards on eight carries and had one catch for 16 yards in the Lions’ 59-14 blowout of the Cleveland Browns in the 1957 NFL Championship Game.

Read the full story on the Pro Football Hall of Fame website


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One Response to “Former Lions’ FB and Hall of Famer John Henry Johnson Dies at 81”

  1. By Andrew on Jun 6, 2011 | Reply

    Rest in peace, John. You lived a long time and had a superb career.

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