Ronald Adolphis Johnson was born on October 17, 1947, and died on November 10, 2018.
He was an American football running back.
He played school football at the halfback position for the University of Michigan from 1966 to 1968.
Johnson set a Michigan school record in 1967 by scrambling for 270 yards in an amusement.
During 1968, Johnson turned into the principal African-American to fill in as the skipper of a Michigan football group.
Johnson set a NCAA record by scrambling for 347 yards in an amusement and set Big Ten records with 92 scored and 1,017 hurrying yards in seven meeting diversions.
Johnson likewise set Michigan records with 2,524 vocation surging yards, 19 hurrying touchdowns in a season, and 139.1 hurrying yards per diversion in 1968.
Johnson played seven seasons in the National Football League (NFL) from 1969 to 1975 and turned into the principal player in New York Giants history to scramble for 1,000 yards in a season, achieving the accomplishment in both 1970 and 1972.
Johnson likewise drove the NFL in surging endeavors in both 1970 and 1972.
He resigned as a player in 1976, was enlisted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1992, and progressed toward becoming director of the National Football Foundation in 2006.
Johnson was determined to have Alzheimer’s ailment in 2008, and passed on in 2018.
Johnson was the sibling of 1970 American League batting champion Alex Johnson.
Ron Johnson passed away at 71 years old.