Drafted by the Steelers, Johnson accepted a higher offer from Calgary in the Canadian Football League.
After one year in the CFL, Johnson joined the San Francisco 49ers.
Not only a great blocker, Johnson racked up impressive rushing totals despite sharing a backfield in SF with two other Hall of Fame runners.
Johnson had great hands also and was utilized as a pass catcher out of the backfield.
Johnson was traded to the Lions and helped them to a NFL title his first year with the team.
Johnson's greatest years came with the Steelers.
John Henry led Pittsburgh in rushing four straight years.
John Henry became the Steelers' first 1,000-yard rusher in 1962.
Johnson's Hall of Fame mural.
John Henry posing with his presenter Art Rooney, the founder and owner of the Steelers.
John Henry's bronze bust.