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Charley Lane Johnson (born November 22, 1938) is a former American football quarterback and retired professor of chemical engineering. He played in the National Football League
National Football League
(NFL) for 15 years with three teams: the St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Oilers, and Denver Broncos.

Contents

1 College career 2 Professional career 3 Outside of football 4 See also 5 References

College career[edit] A native of Big Spring, Texas, Johnson initially was set to play football with a scholarship at Schreiner Institute, but the school dropped football the season he arrived. He then transferred to New Mexico State University, but did so with a scholarship to play basketball instead and had to walk-on to play football there, though he eventually won the starting job at quarterback.[1] During his college football career at New Mexico State he became the only person to date to be named Most Valuable Player of the Sun Bowl in consecutive years, winning the award in 1959 and 1960.[2] He is a member of the NMSU Sports Hall of Fame and is the only player in the history of the NMSU football program to have his jersey number (33) retired. Professional career[edit] He was a late-round draft pick by both the San Diego Chargers
San Diego Chargers
of the AFL and St. Louis Cardinals of the NFL, opting to go to St. Louis. After just 13 attempts his 1961 rookie season, he became the Cardinal's primary starter for the next five years. He was named to the NFL Pro Bowl
Pro Bowl
in 1963 after career-bests 3,280 passing yards and 28 passing touchdowns, and was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated twice, on the December 14, 1964 and November 1, 1965. In 1964, he led the league with 223 completions, 420 attempts, 3,045 passing yards, and 24 interceptions. In 1966, he had a league-leading four 4th quarter comebacks. He played back-up to Jim Hart in 1967, and despite starting just two games, again led the league with two 4th quarter comebacks in 1968. He split time with Hart in 1969 before being traded to Houston. There he started 14 games in two seasons (1970–71), before ending his career with a four-year stint in Denver. He started 9 games for the Broncos in 1972, and all 14 games for the 7–5–2 squad in 1973. In 1974, his 14th season, he led the league for the first time in yards per attempt with 8.1. He began his final year with a 90 yard touchdown pass to Rick Upchurch
Rick Upchurch
against the Kansas City Chiefs, the only 90+ yard pass that decade by a Bronco.[3] As of 2017[update], his 16.45 yards per attempt in the game remains a franchise record, and he is a member of the Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
Ring of Fame He retired in 1975 with a 59–57–8 record as a starter, with 1,737 completions (at the time, ranked 13th all-time in professional football) on 3,392 attempts (13th), for 24,410 yards (14th), 170 touchdowns (15th), 181 interceptions (14th) and a passer rating of 69.2 (20th).[4] Outside of football[edit] An engineering major at NMSU, Johnson obtained his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering at NMSU with a 4.0 GPA in 1961. Johnson then continued his academic pursuits during his NFL career and obtained master's and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis while concurrently playing in the NFL. While a undergraduate, Johnson was part of NMSU's Army ROTC; he used his graduate studies to delay his commission until 1967, when he was called into active duty. He was deemed unfit for combat, but was stationed with and worked for NASA
NASA
as a second lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve
United States Army Reserve
for two years (while simultaneously still playing for the Cardinals and working on his doctoral studies).[5][6] After his football career and military service were over, he worked in industry, opening Johnson Compression Services in Houston in 1981 and working as an engineering and product development consultant until 1999.[7] In 2000, he was hired to be the head of his New Mexico State’s chemical engineering department, a position he held until 2004, then becoming a professor in the department until his retirement in May 2012.[8] Johnson was also briefly the interim head coach of the NMSU football team during the off-season, following the firing of Hal Mumme in January 2009.[9] See also[edit]

List of NCAA major college football yearly passing leaders

References[edit]

^ http://broncoplanet.com/forum/bronco-legends-charley-johnson/ ^ http://www.sunbowl.org/the_sun_bowl_game/legend/3 ^ See List of 90+ passing TDs by Broncos. ^ See pro-football-reference.com lists. ^ http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/8570 ^ http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Where-Are-They-Now-Charley-Johnson/78edc35b-5ff9-43fc-ae00-47539af4de9d ^ http://www.lascrucesbulletin.com/site/ag-great-continues-to-support-program/ ^ http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Where-Are-They-Now-Charley-Johnson/78edc35b-5ff9-43fc-ae00-47539af4de9d ^ http://www.lascrucesbulletin.com/site/ag-great-continues-to-support-program/

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New Mexico State Aggies starting quarterbacks

Charles Sanford (1954) Vernon Duenas (1955) Foy Lowery (1956) Ricky Alba (1957) Charley Johnson (1958–60) Ron Logback (1961) Armando Alba (1962–63) Rick Norman (1964) Sal Olivas (1964–67) Loy Hayes (1968) Rhett Putman (1969–70) Joe Pisarcik (1971–73) Bill Bowerman (1974) Cliff Olander (1975–76) Rick Horacek (1977) David Spriggs (1977–78) Butch Kelly (1979) Jamie McAlister (1979–82) Mark Haugo (1983) Pierre Cooper (1984) Jim Miller (1984–87) Phil Vinson (1987–89) Mike Reneau (1988) David Chisum (1990–91) Charles Puleri (1991–92) Cody Ledbetter (1993–95) Jon Gyhra (1994) Tim Snowden (1994) Chad Salisbury (1996) Ty Houghtaling (1997–98) K. C. Enzminger (1998–2001) Buck Pierce
Buck Pierce
(2001–04) Paul Dombrowksi (2002–03) Royal Gill (2005) Joey Vincent (2005) Chase Holbrook (2005–2008) J. J. McDermott (2007) Jeff Fleming (2009) Trevor Walls (2009) Matt Christian (2010–11) Andrew Manley (2010–12) Travaughn Colwell (2011) Andrew McDonald (2013) King Davis III (2013) Tyler Rogers (2014–2017) Andrew Allen (2014–2015) Nick Jeanty (2015–2016)

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Chicago Cardinals 1960 NFL draft selections

George Izo Harold Olson Mike McGee Hugh McInnis Charley Ellzey Willie West Silas Woods Bill Burrell George Phelps Ed Mazurek Jacky Lee Larry Wilson Wayne Crow Dewitt Hoopes Charley Johnson Paul Oglesby Bobby Towns Tom Chapman Vic Jones Bob DeMarco Frank Mestnik Jim Lee Hunt Joe Davis Bob Haas Herman Alexander Tom Day

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Chicago / St. Louis / Phoenix / Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
starting quarterbacks

Paddy Driscoll (1920–1925) Arnold Horween
Arnold Horween
(1922–1924) Hal Erickson (1926–1928) Roddy Lamb (1927) Don Hill (1929) Bunny Belden (1930) Walt Holmer (1931–1932) Joe Lillard (1933) Phil Sarboe (1934–1935) Pug Vaughan (1936) Pat Coffee (1937) Jack Robbins (1938–1939) Hugh McCullough (1940) Ray Mallouf (1941) Bud Schwenk (1942) Ronnie Cahill (1943) John Grigas (1944) Vince Oliver (1945) Paul Collins (1945) Paul Christman
Paul Christman
(1945–1949) Ray Mallouf (1948) Virgil Eikenberg (1948) Jim Hardy
Jim Hardy
(1949–1951) Frank Tripucka
Frank Tripucka
(1950–1952) Charley Trippi
Charley Trippi
(1951–1952) Don Panciera (1952) Jim Root (1953, 1956) Steve Romanik (1953–1954) Ray Nagel (1953) Lamar McHan (1954–1958) Ogden Compton (1955) Mack Reynolds (1958) King Hill (1959–1960) John Roach (1959–1960) George Izo (1960) Sam Etcheverry
Sam Etcheverry
(1961–1962) Ralph Guglielmi
Ralph Guglielmi
(1961) Charley Johnson (1962–1966, 1968–1969) Buddy Humphrey (1965) Terry Nofsinger (1966) Jim Hart (1967–1981, 1983) Gary Keithley (1973) Pete Beathard (1971) Tim Van Galder (1972) Gary Cuozzo (1972) Steve Pisarkiewicz (1978–1979) Mike Loyd (1980) Neil Lomax (1981–1988) Cliff Stoudt (1986, 1988) Shawn Halloran (1987) Sammy Garza (1987) Gary Hogeboom (1989) Tom Tupa (1989, 1991) Timm Rosenbach (1989–1990, 1992) Stan Gelbaugh (1991) Chris Chandler
Chris Chandler
(1991–1993) Steve Beuerlein (1993–1994) Jay Schroeder
Jay Schroeder
(1994) Jim McMahon
Jim McMahon
(1994) Dave Krieg (1995) Boomer Esiason
Boomer Esiason
(1996) Kent Graham (1996–1997) Jake Plummer
Jake Plummer
(1997–2002) Stoney Case (1997) Dave Brown (1999–2000) Jeff Blake (2003) Josh McCown
Josh McCown
(2003–2005) Shaun King (2004) John Navarre (2004) Kurt Warner
Kurt Warner
(2005–2009) Matt Leinart
Matt Leinart
(2006–2007, 2009) Derek Anderson (2010) John Skelton (2010–2012) Max Hall
Max Hall
(2010) Kevin Kolb
Kevin Kolb
(2011–2012) Ryan Lindley
Ryan Lindley
(2012, 2014) Brian Hoyer
Brian Hoyer
(2012) Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer
(2013–2017) Drew Stanton
Drew Stanton
(2014, 2016–present) Blaine Gabbert
Blaine Gabbert
(2017)

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Houston Oilers
Houston Oilers
/ Tennessee Oilers / Tennessee Titans starting quarterbacks

George Blanda
George Blanda
(1960–1966) Jacky Lee (1960–1961, 1963, 1967) Don Trull (1964–1966, 1968–1969) Buddy Humphrey (1966) Pete Beathard (1967–1969) Bob Davis (1967–1969) Charley Johnson (1970–1971) Jerry Rhome (1970) Dan Pastorini
Dan Pastorini
(1971–1979) Lynn Dickey
Lynn Dickey
(1971, 1973–1974) Kent Nix (1972) John Hadl (1976–1977) Gifford Nielsen (1979, 1981–1983) Ken Stabler
Ken Stabler
(1980–1981) John Reaves (1981) Archie Manning
Archie Manning
(1982–1983) Oliver Luck
Oliver Luck
(1983, 1985–1986) Warren Moon
Warren Moon
(1984–1993) Brent Pease (1987) Cody Carlson (1988, 1990, 1992–1994) Billy Joe Tolliver
Billy Joe Tolliver
(1994) Bucky Richardson (1994) Chris Chandler
Chris Chandler
(1995–1996) Steve McNair
Steve McNair
(1995–2005) Will Furrer (1995) Neil O'Donnell (1999–2001, 2003) Billy Volek
Billy Volek
(2003–2005) Matt Mauck (2005) Vince Young
Vince Young
(2006–2010) Kerry Collins
Kerry Collins
(2006–2010) Rusty Smith (2010) Matt Hasselbeck
Matt Hasselbeck
(2011–2012) Jake Locker
Jake Locker
(2012–2014) Ryan Fitzpatrick
Ryan Fitzpatrick
(2013) Charlie Whitehurst
Charlie Whitehurst
(2014) Zach Mettenberger
Zach Mettenberger
(2014–2015) Marcus Mariota
Marcus Mariota
(2015–present) Matt Cassel
Matt Cassel
(2016–2017)

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Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
starting quarterbacks

Frank Tripucka
Frank Tripucka
(1960–1963) George Herring (1961) George Shaw (1962) Mickey Slaughter (1963–1966) John McCormick (1963, 1965–1966, 1968) Don Breaux (1963) Jacky Lee (1964–1965) Max Choboian (1966) Scotty Glacken (1966) Steve Tensi (1966–1970) Jim LeClair (1966–1967) Marlin Briscoe (1968) Pete Liske (1969–1970) Alan Pastrana
Alan Pastrana
(1970) Don Horn (1971) Steve Ramsey (1971–1972, 1974–1976) Charley Johnson (1972–1975) John Hufnagel (1975) Craig Penrose (1976, 1978) Craig Morton (1977–1982) Norris Weese (1978–1979) Matt Robinson (1980) Steve DeBerg (1981–1983) Mark Herrmann (1982) John Elway
John Elway
(1983–1998) Gary Kubiak
Gary Kubiak
(1983–1984, 1988–1989) Ken Karcher (1987) Tommy Maddox
Tommy Maddox
(1992) Hugh Millen (1994) Bill Musgrave (1996) Bubby Brister (1998) Brian Griese
Brian Griese
(1999–2002) Chris Miller (1999) Gus Frerotte
Gus Frerotte
(2000–2001) Steve Beuerlein (2002–2003) Jake Plummer
Jake Plummer
(2003–2006) Danny Kanell (2003) Jarious Jackson
Jarious Jackson
(2003) Jay Cutler (2006–2008) Kyle Orton
Kyle Orton
(2009–2011) Chris Simms
Chris Simms
(2009) Tim Tebow
Tim Tebow
(2010–2011) Peyton Manning
Peyton Manning
(2012–2015) Brock Osweiler
Brock Osweiler
(2015, 2017) Trevor Siemian
Trevor Siemian
(2016–2017) Paxton Lynch
Paxton Lynch
(2016–present)

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NFL annual passing yards leaders

1932: Herber 1933: Newman 1934: Herber 1935: Danowski 1936: Herber 1937: Baugh 1938: Parker 1939: O'Brien 1940: Baugh 1941: Isbell 1942: Isbell 1943: Luckman 1944: Comp 1945: Luckman 1946: Luckman 1947: Baugh 1948: Baugh 1949: Lujack 1950: Layne 1951: Layne 1952: Graham 1953: Graham 1954: Van Brocklin 1955: Finks 1956: Rote 1957: Unitas 1958: Wade 1959: Unitas 1960: Unitas 1961: Jurgensen 1962: Jurgensen 1963: Unitas 1964: Johnson 1965: Brodie 1966: Jurgensen 1967: Jurgensen 1968: Brodie 1969: Jurgensen 1970: Brodie 1971: Hadl 1972: Namath 1973: Gabriel 1974: Anderson 1975: Anderson 1976: Jones 1977: Ferguson 1978: Tarkenton 1979: Fouts 1980: Fouts 1981: Fouts 1982: Fouts 1983: Dickey 1984: Marino 1985: Marino 1986: Marino 1987: Lomax 1988: Marino 1989: Majkowski 1990: Moon 1991: Moon 1992: Marino 1993: Elway 1994: Bledsoe 1995: Favre 1996: Brunell 1997: George 1998: Favre 1999: Beuerlein 2000: Manning 2001: Warner 2002: Gannon 2003: Manning 2004: Culpepper 2005: Brady 2006: Brees 2007: Brady 2008: Brees 2009: Schaub 2010: Rivers 2011: Brees 2012: Brees 2013: Manning 2014: Brees & Roethlisberger 2015: Brees 2016: Brees 2017: Brady

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Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos
Ring of Honor

Steve Atwater Pat Bowlen Terrell Davis Jason Elam John Elway Simon Fletcher Goose Gonsoulin Randy Gradishar Rich Jackson Tom Jackson Charley Johnson Floyd Little John Lynch Karl Mecklenburg Gene Mingo Craig Morton Haven Moses Tom Nalen Gerald Phipps Dan Reeves Shannon Sharpe Dennis Smith Paul Smith Rod Smith Lionel Taylor Billy Thompson Frank Tripucka Jim Turner Rick Upchurch Louis Wri

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