Jimmy Johnson (quarterback)

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Jimmy Johnson
Biographical details
Born (1879-06-06)June 6, 1879
Edgerton, Wisconsin
Died January 19, 1942(1942-01-19) (aged 62)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Playing career
1899–1903 Carlisle
1904–1905 Northwestern
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1906 Carlisle (assistant)
Accomplishments and honors
Consensus All-American (1903)
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.


Johnson was born on June 6, 1879 in Edgerton, Wisconsin.[1] Johnson, one-half Stockbridge Indian, attended Carlisle Indian Industrial School from 1899 to 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]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Jimmy Johnson". College Football Hall of Fame Website. 2010. Archived from the original on July 7, 2012. Retrieved September 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ Larry LaTourette (2005). Northwestern Wildcat Football. Arcadia Publishing. p. 9. ISBN 0-7385-3433-1.