For other people named Randy Johnson, see Randy Johnson (disambiguation). Randolph Klaus "Randy" Johnson (June 17, 1944 – September 17, 2009) was an American football player. He was the starting quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons in their inaugural season of 1966. In 1974 he played with The Hawaiians of the World Football League.
Johnson graduated from Sam Houston High School in
San Antonio, Texas in 1962. He attended Texas A&I (now Texas A&M–Kingsville).
He entered the
1966 NFL Draft, and became the first Texas A&I player to be drafted in the first round. Over his professional career, he threw 647 of 1,286 passes (a 50.3-percentage) for 51 touchdowns and 90 interceptions.
Gallery of Randy Johnson's football cards
Recovering a fumbled life: Retired NFL quarterback finds refuge at homeless mission Charlotte Sun newspaper, Port Charlotte, Florida September 25, 2009, republishing of a 1999 article, in print and online. Photos and many details of his life.  Citizen-Times newspaper, Asheville, NC October 8, 2009, discusses his living and dying penniless in Brevard, NC.