Charles Johnson, former NFL player, dies at 50

Charles Johnson, former NFL player, dies at 50

Widespread Super Bowl champion Charles Johnson, who played nine seasons in the NFL, has died at the age of 50.

Johnson said the cause of Johnson’s death was unknown CBS 17 at Wake ForestNorth Carolina.

The California native was the Steelers’ first-round pick in 1994 and spent five seasons in Pittsburgh.

He scored a career-high 1,008 yards during the 1996 season and ranks 16th of all time among Steelers receivers.

Johnson later played two seasons with the Eagles, pulling seven touchdowns for the 2000 team, which hit the highs of his career.

He was a member of the 2001 New England Patriots, their first Super Bowl team.

Johnson earned two passes in the AFC Championship match, which he won against the Steelers. Johnson’s playing days with the Buffalo Bills ended in 2002.

Johnson was the associate athletic director at Heritage High School in Wake Forest.

“RIP Coach,” The team tweeted Tuesday morning. “You will be missed by many, especially the Husky family.”

Charles Johnson and Tom Brady have a conversation during a game against the Denver Broncos at Invesco Field on October 28, 2001.
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Robin Frank, who covers the Eagles for NBC Sports Philadelphia, Tweet Tuesday He was “burned” when he learned of Johnson’s death.

“The great man, and the wonderful personality, was an AD assistant at a high school in North Carolina,” Frank wrote on Twitter.

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