Charles Johnson has died at the age of 50. The North Carolina high school he had been working at as an assistant athletic director confirmed the sad news on Tuesday.
He was taken by the Pittsburgh Steelers at 17 overall in the 1994 NFL Draft — just a few picks after the Colts took Marshall Faulk and he went on to have a solid pro career.
Johnson spent nine seasons in the NFL with four teams after the Steelers drafted him 17th overall out of Colorado in 1994. He won a Super Bowl ring with the Patriots in 2001.
Johnson played five seasons with the Steelers, two with the Eagles and he retired after playing with the Bills in 2002.
In his career, Johnson caught 354 passes for 4,606 yards with 24 touchdowns. He started 87 of 133 games played.
The 6-foot, 200-pound wide receiver played nine years in the league for the Steelers, Eagles, Patriots and Bills … piling up 4,606 receiving yards and 24 TDs in his career.
Charles Johnson Cause Of Death
No cause of death has been revealed. But his death isn’t a natural death. He was found dead in a hotel. Police investigating his death cause.