John Henry Johnson

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John Henry Johnson

13 seasons
6,803 rushing yards
48 rushing TDs
186 receptions
4 Pro Bowls

13

seasons

6,803

rushing yards

48

rushing TDs

186

receptions

4

Pro Bowls
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"There’s far more to playing fullback than just running with the football. Everybody wants to run with the ball, that’s the quickest way to get the headlines and lot of newspaper space. But how many times does a back peel off a long run by himself? I’ll tell you – absolutely none.”

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(Arizona State)...6'2'', 210...John Henry Johnson ... Steelers' No. 2 draft pick, 1953 ... Joined 49ers in 1954 after year in Canada. . .Completed "Million Dollar Backfield" with McElhenny, Perry, Tittle in San Francisco ... Powerful runner, superior blocker ... Had best years in Pittsburgh, surpassing 1,000 yards rushing in 1962, 1964 ... Career stats: 6,803 yards, 48 touchdowns rushing; 186 receptions for 1,478 yards, 7 TDs ... Born November 24, 1929, in Waterproof, Louisiana ... Died June 3, 2011, at age of 81.