Walter Johnson (American football)

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Walter Johnson
No. 71, 78
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1942-11-13)November 13, 1942
Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio
Date of death: June 29, 1999(1999-06-29) (aged 56)
Career information
College: Los Angeles State, New Mexico State[1]
NFL Draft: 1965 / Round: 2 / Pick: 27
AFL draft: 1965 / Round: Red Shirt 2 / Pick: 9
(By the Denver Broncos)[2]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played-started: 182 - 13
Interceptions: 2
Fumble recoveries-for TDs: 11 - 2
Player stats at

Walter Johnson III (November 13, 1942 – June 29, 1999) was an American football defensive tackle who was drafted in the second round of the 1965 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. He was a 3-time Pro Bowler (1967, 1968, 1969), a pro wrestler, and played thirteen seasons in the National Football League. Johnson is one of three New Mexico State University players in the College Football Hall of Fame.

Johnson's grandson Isaiah Johnson played college basketball at Akron.[3]