Randy Johnson
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Johnson with Atlanta Falcons
No. 11, 12, 16     
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1944-06-17)June 17, 1944
Place of birth: San Antonio, Texas
Date of death: September 17, 2009(2009-09-17) (aged 65)
Place of death: Brevard, North Carolina
Career information
College: Texas A&I
NFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16
AFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 4 / Pick: 27
  (Denver Broncos)
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Atlanta Falcons ( 1966 1970)
Career highlights and awards
* All-WFL (1974)
Career NFL statistics as of 1976
TDINT     51-90
Passing yards     8,329
QB Rating     55.1
Stats at NFL.com

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. He also had a brief career with the Green Bay Packers. In 1974, he played with The Hawaiians of the World Football League.[1][2]

Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Johnson graduated from its Sam Houston High School in 1962. He played college football at Texas A&I in Kingsville (now Texas A&M–Kingsville),[3] teammates with guard Gene Upshaw.

Johnson entered the 1966 NFL draft, and became the first Texas A&I player to ever be selected in the first round (16th overall). Over his professional career, he completed 647 of 1,286 passes (a 50.3-percentage) for 51 touchdowns and 90 interceptions.[3]

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