|Born||April 26, 1940|
|Died||September 8, 1963(aged 23)|
|Retired #s||Kansas City Chiefs #33|
|1963||AFL 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.
- "Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame". Kansas City Chiefs. http://www.kcchiefs.com/team/chiefs-history/hall-of-fame.html. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
- "Chiefs History: 1960's". Kansas City Chiefs. http://www.kcchiefs.com/team/chiefs-history/1960s.html. Retrieved 2011-06-28.
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