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Former Steelers 1st Round Pick Charles Johnson Has Died

Former Steelers 1st Round Pick Charles Johnson Has Died

It’s with great sadness that we report that former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Charles Johnson has passed away at the age of 50. CBS 17 in Wake Forest, North Carolina, had the report first.

Steelers Charles Johnson

Johnson was drafted in the first round of the 1994 NFL draft by the Steelers out of Colorado. Johnson played college football with his eventual NFL quarterback, Kordell Stewart.

During his time in Pittsburgh, Johnson amassed 247 receptions for 3,400 yards and 15 touchdowns before leaving for Philadelphia in 1999. Johnson would spend two seasons with the Eagles before heading to New England. Johnson was part of the Patriots Super Bowl winning team of 2001.

The cause of Johnson’s dead has not been released at this time.

The Steelers have always been a central part of my life. I grew up listening to WDVE tapes recorded off of the radio of Steelers fight songs, and wearing Steelers jerseys as a fashion statement. I joined the SteelerNation.com message board when I was 12, and this site has been a big part of my life ever since. I’ve found life long friends and met some of the best people on earth through this site. In 2015, I was able to help revive the site and develop a news website and all of our social media platforms. I can’t wait to continue to grow with all of you. Go Steelers!

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