Johnny Counts

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Johnny Counts
Date of birth (1939-02-28)February 28, 1939
Place of birth New Rochelle, New York
Date of death February 21, 2004(2004-02-21) (aged 64)
Career information
Position(s) RB
College University of Illinois
Career history
As player
1962–63 New York Giants
1964–65 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1966 Toronto Argonauts
Honors Grey Cup champion - 1965
Career stats

Johnny Counts (February 28, 1939, in New Rochelle, New York – February 21, 2004) was a professional American football player who played running back for two seasons for the New York Giants. He also played in the Canadian Football League for the Hamilton Tiger Cats, scoring a touchdown in the 1964 Grey Cup, a game which saw the BC Lions beat Hamilton 34–24.

Counts was an All-County running back at New Rochelle High School in 1957. He and his wife Vivian had 2 sons and a daughter.