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Walter Johnson
No. 71, 78     
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1942-11-13)November 13, 1942
Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio
Date of death: June 29, 1999(1999-06-29) (aged 56)
Career information
College: Los Angeles State, New Mexico State[1]
NFL Draft: 1965 / Round: 2 / Pick: 27
AFL Draft: 1965 / Round: Red Shirt 2 / Pick: 9
(By the Denver Broncos)[2]
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Cleveland Browns (1965–1976)
Career highlights and awards
* 3× Pro Bowl (1967, 1968, 1969)
Games played-started     182 - 13
Interceptions     2
Fumble recoveries-for TDs     11 - 2
Stats at NFL.com

Walter Johnson III (November 13, 1942 – June 29, 1999) was an American football defensive tackle who was drafted in the second round of the 1965 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. He was a 3-time Pro Bowler (1967, 1968, 1969), a pro wrestler, and played thirteen seasons in the National Football League.

Johnson's grandson Isaiah Johnson played college basketball at Akron.[3]

Johnson also did professional wrestling beginning his career in 1968. His most famous match happened on February 16, 1974 against linebacker Ron Pritchard. Johnson won by disqualification. He continued wrestling until 1984.

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