Jimmy Johnson (quarterback)

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Jimmy Johnson
Date of birth: June 6, 1879
Place of birth: Edgerton, Wisconsin, United States
Date of death: January 19, 1942(1942-01-19) (aged 62)
Place of death: San Juan, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territory
Career information
Position(s): Quarterback
College: Carlisle
Northwestern
Organizations
As player:
1899-1903
1904-1905
Carlisle Indians
Northwestern Wildcats
Career highlights and awards

Jimmy Johnson (June 6, 1879 - January 19, 1942) was an American football player. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1969.

Biography[edit]

Johnson was born on June 6, 1879 in Edgerton, Wisconsin.[1] Johnson, a full-blooded Stockbridge Indian, attended Carlisle Indian Industrial School from 1899-1903 where he starred on the Carlisle football team.[1] Coached by Pop Warner, the team was composed entirely of American Indian students and was a true national powerhouse in the early 20th century.[2] In 1903,Walter Camp named Johnson as the All-American quarterback.[1] Johnson also served as Carlisle's team captain in the same season.[1] Following his career at Carlisle, Johnson enrolled in Northwestern's Dental School and played on the football team during the 1904 and 1905 seasons.[1] Following his playing career, Johnson became a dental surgeon in San Juan, Puerto Rico.[1]

Johnson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1969.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Jimmy Johnson". College Football Hall of Fame Website. 2010. Retrieved September 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ Larry LaTourette (2005). Northwestern Wildcat Football. Arcadia Publishing. p. 9. ISBN 0-7385-3433-1.