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The NFL in mourning: Super Bowl XXXVI champion dies with the New England Patriots | Sports

Charles Johnson, Super Bowl champion with the Patriots, ceased to exist at age 50. The league did not specify the cause of his death.

The NFL announced on Wednesday the death of the former champion receiver in Super Bowl XXXVI with the New England Patriots, Charles Johnsonat age 50.

Johnson played nine seasons in the league, five with the Pittsburgh Steelers, two with the Philadelphia Eagles, one with the Patriots, a team with which he won a championship ring, and finished his career with the Buffalo Bills.

After playing college football for the University of Colorado, the native of San Bernardino, California, came to the NFL selected in the first round of the 1994 Draft by the Steelers.

The University of Coloradowhere the former receiver shone for four seasons published his solidarity on his social networks for his departure.

“We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of our former recipient, Charles Johnson. Rest in peace, Charles”, was the message from the University.

In his second year as a pro with Pittsburgh, Johnson missed the entire 1995 season with injury as the team reached Super Bowl XXX, losing to the Dallas Cowboys.

The 1996 campaign was the best of the catcher’s career; he had 1,008 passing yards, the most in his career in the league, a mark that allowed him to be ranked 16th among the Steelers’ receivers in history with the most yards in a year.

After two seasons with the Eagles, under the orders of “coach” Andy Reid, he moved to the Pats, a team with which he experienced the emergence of the dynasty led by Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick, with whom he won a Super Bowl ring.

The 2002 season was Johnson’s final year in the NFL, he played 16 games for the Bills, in which he had three receptions for 39 yards.

Throughout his career, he had 354 receptions for 4,606 yards and 24 touchdowns.

Currently Charles Johnson was serving as assistant athletic director at Heritage High Schoolan institution he helped put together a coaching staff with NFL experience like the coach, former Steelers cornerback Dewayne Washington.

The league did not specify the causes of his death.

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