Former NFL Receiver Charles Johnson Unexpectedly Dies at 50
Super Bowl-winning wide receiver Charles Johnson passed away Tuesday. The cause of death has not yet been released.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Charles Johnson. Charles was a first-round draft pick, played nine seasons and helped the Steelers win Super Bowl XXXVI. He will be missed by the many people whose lives he touched. #RIP pic.twitter.com/ZVbOHate3M
— NFLPA Former Players (@NFLPAFmrPlayers) July 20, 2022
Johnson spent nine seasons in the NFL, winning the Super Bowl with the New England Patriots during the 2001 season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted him out of Colorado in the first round with the No. 17 overall pick in 1994, and he spent five seasons with them.
He also played two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and retired after playing with the Buffalo Bills in 2002.
Played with the NFL for 9 seasons after being drafted 17th overall out of Colorado in 1994 by the Steelers. He went on to win a Super Bowl ring while playing with the Patriots in 2001.
— Heritage Huskies (@heritagehsfball) July 19, 2022
RIP Charles “CJ” Johnson (1972-2022)
— CU Buffs Stats (@CUBuffsStats) July 20, 2022