Jimmy Johnson (quarterback)

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Jimmy Johnson
Biographical details
Born June 6, 1879
Edgerton, Wisconsin, United States
Died January 19, 1942(1942-01-19) (aged 62)
San Juan, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territory
Playing career
1899–1903
1904–1905
Carlisle
Northwestern
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1906 Carlisle (assistant)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1969 (profile)

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.