Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Charley Johnson

Charley Johnson joined the Ring of Fame in 1986 along with Paul Smith and Frank Tripucka. He was a quarterback who spent 4 years in Denver before retiring in 1976. He wore number 12. Like Tripucka, I don't think he did enough to merit going in the Ring of Fame; but Pat Bowlen didn't ask me, so what do you do. He had a couple of good years with the Broncos:

Johnson, who came to Denver in a trade with Houston, quarterbacked the Broncos to their first winning season (7-5-2 in 1973), a landmark moment in the first 14 years of franchise history. Johnson set a new Bronco record for passing accuracy (since broken) in 1974 by completing 55.6% of his passes. He made the All-AFC team picked by UPI and Pro Football Weekly after the 1973 season. He once threw 445 yards in a game and also threw a touchdown pass in 10 consecutive games, a Broncos record at the time. Johnson has a Ph.D. and resides in Las Cruces, New Mexico where he heads the Chemical Engineering department at his alma mater, New Mexico State University.


maplewood said...

He looks like a pedo.

Big daddy said...

Chemical engineering is for slackers. If you really want to challenge yourself, get into civil engineering!