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Gene Johnson (defensive back)

Updated: 2016-05-23T17:58Z
Gene Johnson
Date of birth(1935-09-18)September 18, 1935
Place of birthClay, West Virginia
Date of deathAugust 4, 1997(1997-08-04) (aged 61)
Career information
Position(s)Defensive back
NFL draft1959 / Round: 9 / Pick: 99
Career history
As player
1959–1960Philadelphia Eagles
1961Minnesota Vikings
1961New York Giants
Career stats

Eugene Paul "Gene" Johnson (September 18, 1935 – August 4, 1997) was an American football defensive back in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Minnesota Vikings, and the New York Giants. He played college football at the University of Cincinnati and was drafted in the ninth round of the 1959 NFL Draft.

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