Gene Johnson (American football)

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This article is about the football player. For the high jumper, see Gene Johnson (athlete). For other uses, see Gene Johnson (disambiguation).
Gene Johnson
Date of birth: (1935-09-18)September 18, 1935
Place of birth: Clay, West Virginia
Date of death: August 4, 1997(1997-08-04) (aged 61)
Career information
Position(s): Defensive back
College: Cincinnati
NFL Draft: 1959 / Round: 9 / Pick: 99
As player:
Philadelphia Eagles
Minnesota Vikings
New York Giants
Career stats
Playing stats at

Eugene Paul "Gene" Johnson (September 18, 1935 – August 4, 1997) was an American football defensive back in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Minnesota Vikings, and the New York Giants. He played college football at the University of Cincinnati and was drafted in the ninth round of the 1959 NFL Draft.