football, men’s basketball
Active from 1953-1957 • Inducted in 1981
Johnson was a starter at quarterback in every game for four years at Lewis & Clark. He was selected three times a First-Team All-Northwest Conference at the position and also played in defensive secondary in the days before platoon football. He led the team in passing and total offense all four years, with a career total offense average of 79.4 yards in 38 games. He also played one year of varsity basketball.
After being a high school teacher and administrator in Oregon, Johnson earned a Doctorate in Education at the University of Oregon in 1970. For the next 22 years, Johnson taught at Cal State University - Chico. Johnson is married to his wife, Ada, with three children and four grandchildren living in California. Johnson resides in Pacific Grove, Calif. on the Monterey Peninsula where he enjoys an active retirement lifestyle.
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