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Bill Johnson

Born: Sep 14, 1926

Death: Jan 7, 2011

Birthplace: Tyler

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Bill Johnson

Date of Birth : Sep 14, 1926
Date of Death : Jan 7, 2011
Birth Place : Tyler

William Levi Johnson, Sr., known as Bill "Tiger" Johnson, was a professional football player and coach. He was born in Tyler, Texas, where he was raised by his single mother and five older siblings. Among his siblings was older brother Gilbert Johnson, who played quarterback at Southern Methodist University with the iconic running back Doak Walker. Bill was a legendary football and baseball star for Tyler Junior College and Texas A&M University, and graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University. He played center for the San Francisco 49ers from 1948 to 1956. Although Johnson is known mostly for his accomplishments as a football player in the National Football League, Tiger had a prolific career in college as well, not only in football, but also baseball. Bill began his college football career at Tyler Junior College, a small school in Johnson's hometown of Tyler, Texas. Bill finished his collegiate career with Texas A&M University.


  • American football player

Also known as

  • William Levi Johnson, Sr.


  • William R. Johnson
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