Eddie Johnson (linebacker)

Eddie Johnson
No. 51
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1959-02-03)February 3, 1959
Albany, Georgia, United States
Died: January 21, 2003(2003-01-21) (aged 43)
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Albany (GA) Dougherty
College: Louisville
NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 7 / Pick: 187
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Eddie J. Johnson (February 3, 1959 – January 21, 2003) was an American football linebacker who played ten seasons in the National Football League with the Cleveland Browns. He wore number 51 during his time with the Browns and his nickname was "The Assassin". He was known for his fierce tackling style. He died in 2003 after a two-year battle with colon cancer.[1]


  1. "Former Browns LB Johnson dead at 43". Sports Illustrated. January 22, 2003. Retrieved March 30, 2014.

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