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Charles Johnson, former Colorado, NFL receiver, dead at 50

Charles Johnson, former Colorado, NFL receiver, dead at 50

Charles Johnson, the former Colorado receiver who received a Super Bowl title with New England in a nine-yr NFL career, has died. He was 50.

Charles Johnson, former Colorado, NFL receiver, dead at 50
11 SEP 1993: COLORADO Broad RECEIVER CHARLES JOHNSON IS CCONGRATULATED BY teammates All through THE BUFFALOS Activity In opposition to THE BAYLOR BEARS. Necessary Credit history: Tim Defrisco/ALLSPORT

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The college confirmed Johnson’s loss of life Wednesday by Heritage Superior College, the Wake Forest faculty where by he was an assistant athletic director.

WNCN-Tv in Raleigh claimed Wednesday that law enforcement discovered a system in a lodge home Sunday all through a welfare test at a Hampton Inn and Suites and that a preliminary investigation indicated no symptoms of foul perform.

Johnson was chosen 17th all round by Pittsburgh in the 1994 draft. He expended 5 seasons with the Steelers, two with Philadelphia, served New England win the Super Bowl in the 2001 year and ended his occupation with Buffalo in 2002.

“Terms merely cannot demonstrate or establish who C.J. was to quite a few,” stated previous quarterback Kordell Stewart, Johnson’s Colorado and Pittsburgh teammate. “I’m not absolutely sure how to course of action this properly — we have been pals for above 30 several years — but just know C.J. will be skipped. My coronary heart goes out to Tanisha (his spouse), their kids and family. May possibly God bless them and continue to keep them in the course of these making an attempt moments.”

In 133 occupation standard-year NFL video games, Johnson experienced 354 receptions for 4,606 yards and 24 touchdowns.

Charles Johnson
Charles Johnson of the Colorado Buffaloes operates down the field through a match against the Notre Dame Preventing Irish at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. Colorado won the activity 10-9.

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At Colorado, Johnson was a freshman on the Buffaloes’ 1990 countrywide championship crew and finished with 127 receptions for 2,447 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Colorado head coach Karl Dorrell, who was Johnson’s receivers coach in 1992 and 1993, introduced a statement Wednesday, stating:

“I was shocked and very distraught hearing the information about CJ. He was a wonderful person, teammate, and experienced a infectious individuality. He wore the delight and custom of the Buffaloes on his sleeve. A single of the very best competition I have coached at the WR position. Rest In Peace CJ.”

Johnson starred at Cajon Higher Faculty in California.