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Charley Johnson
Jersey #(s)
Born November 22, 1938 (1938-11-22) (age 71)
Big Spring, Texas
Career information
Year(s) 19611975
NFL Draft 1960 / Round: 10 / Pick: 109
College New Mexico State
Professional teams
Career stats
TD-INT 170-181
Yards 24,410
QB Rating 69.2
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

Charley Lane Johnson (born November 22, 1938) is a former quarterback in the NFL. During his 15-year career he played for 3 teams; the St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Oilers, and Denver Broncos. During his collegiate career at New Mexico State he became the only person to date to be named Most Valuable Player of the Sun Bowl in consecutive years, winning the award in 1959 and 1960. He is a member of the NMSU Sports Hall of Fame and is the only player in the history of the NMSU football program to have his jersey number (33) retired. He was named to the NFL Pro Bowl in 1963 and is a member of the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame. An engineering major at NMSU, Johnson continued his academic pursuits during his NFL career and obtained Master's and Doctoral degrees in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis while concurrently playing in the NFL. He is currently a professor of Chemical Engineering at his alma mater, New Mexico State University.

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Preceded by
King Hill
St. Louis Cardinals Starting Quarterbacks
Succeeded by
Jim Hart
Preceded by
Pete Beathard
Houston Oilers Starting Quarterbacks
Succeeded by
Dan Pastorini


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