|No. 64, 70, 74|
|Date of birth:March 1, 1942|
|Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois|
|NFL Draft: 1965 / Round: 17 / Pick: 229|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Dallas Cowboys ( 1965)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Mitchell Allen Johnson (born March 1, 1942) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, Los Angeles Rams and Cleveland Browns. He played college football at UCLA.
He transferred to UCLA after his sophomore season, becoming a two-year starter at left tackle. In addition to his talents as a blocker, his athletic ability allowed him to score two touchdowns on tackle-eligible plays.
Johnson was selected in the seventeenth round (229th overall) of the 1965 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys and became the first African-American offensive lineman to make the team in franchise history.
Washington Redskins (first stint)Edit
In 1966, he was named the starter at left tackle. In 1968, he was placed on the injured reserve list with a dislocated hip and was lost for the season. The next year, he was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for two draft choices.
Los Angeles RamsEdit
Johnson played two seasons as a reserve offensive tackle with the Los Angeles Rams. On August 11, 1971, he was traded along with a fifth round pick (#128-Greg Kucera) to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for Joe Taffoni.
Although Johnson had previously announced his retirement, on July 31, 1972, he was traded to the Washington Redskins along with a 1974 eighth round selection (#196-Darwin Robinson) in exchange for a 1973 third round draft choice (#54-Paul Howard).
Washington Redskins (second stint)Edit
Florida Blazers (WFL)Edit
On June, 23, 1974, he signed a contract with the Florida Blazers and played one season in the World Football League. He helped Tommy Reamon become one of the league's Tri- MVP's and its leading rusher.
- ↑ "Notre Dame Romps Over UCLA, 27-12". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1955&dat=19631020&id=wRkrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=aJwFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5740,2633478&hl=es. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
- ↑ "Notre Dame Wins 27-12 Over UCLA". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=861&dat=19631020&id=fVBIAAAAIBAJ&sjid=TksDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7031,2188143&hl=es. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
- ↑ "Steffen Traded, Joe Bellino Cut". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1298&dat=19660831&id=OvlNAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bIsDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1959,3394989&hl=es. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
- ↑ "Mira loses job to Brodie". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1243&dat=19680904&id=OTBYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=NvcDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1239,5443609. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
- ↑ "Redskins Cut Guard Wooten". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2512&dat=19690910&id=u7NYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=GwANAAAAIBAJ&pg=2684,1298325. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
- ↑ "Viking General Manager May Trade Three Holdouts". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=888&dat=19720801&id=bONQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=wWADAAAAIBAJ&pg=7240,320908. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
- ↑ "Allen springs a surprise". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1298&dat=19720915&id=NnMQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=R4sDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1975,1783064. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
- ↑ "Blazers Nab Johnson". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1356&dat=19740623&id=GXhPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gQUEAAAAIBAJ&pg=2919,5300494. Retrieved April 30, 2017.