(NewsGlobal.com)- CBS17 announced on Tuesday morning that former National Football League player Charles Johnson had passed away at the age of 50.
It was reported on Sunday that the body of a Super Bowl-winning wide receiver who also served as an assistant athletic director at Heritage High School was found in a hotel room in Raleigh. The police were called on Sunday afternoon to Spring Forest Road, roughly 20 minutes from Wake Forest. According to CBS17, the information on the cause of death is not yet available.
According to CBS17, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Johnson with the seventeenth overall choice in the first round of the 1994 NFL Draft. Johnson played for the Steelers for the following five seasons. According to TMZ, Johnson spent two seasons playing for the Philadelphia Eagles before joining the Patriots, where he was a part of the team that won the Super Bowl in 2001. That team was captained by a rookie named Tom Brady. Johnson’s career in the National Football League came to an end with the Buffalo Bills in 2002.
According to CBS17, the NFL player worked as a coach at Heritage High School with many other former NFL athletes. One of these was former North Carolina State and Steelers player Dewayne Washington, who served as the head football coach for the high school squad.
The wide receiver’s career spanned a combined total of nine years. Johnson finished his career having caught 354 receptions for a total of 4,606 yards and 24 touchdowns.
Johnson did not have a great year in 1995, but it’s possible that he was storing strength for 1996, which was one of his finest seasons. He recorded 1,008 yards and three touchdowns while catching the ball. He would come close to 1,000 yards in his fifth and final season with Pittsburgh.