American Football Database
BornApril 26, 1940
Dallas, Texas
DiedSeptember 8, 1963(1963-09-08) (aged 23)
Position(s)Running back
AFL Draft1963
Career highlights
Retired #sKansas City Chiefs #33
1963AFL Kansas City Chiefs

Stone Johnson (Stone Edward Johnson; April 26, 1940 — September 8, 1963) was an Olympic sprinting athlete and American football kick returner/running back for the Kansas City Chiefs.

On August 30, 1963, the rookie Johnson, a sprinter in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, suffered a fractured vertebra in his neck in a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders in Wichita, Kansas. He died 10 days later, on September 8 at the age of 23. Although he was only on the team's active roster during preseason, his jersey number 33 was retired.[1][2]

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