UGA football legend Andy Johnson dead at 65


Former University of Georgia quarterback Andy Johnson has died after a lengthy illness. He was 65.

Johnson rushed for nearly 1,800 yards and 21 touchdowns for the Bulldogs from 1971-73. Johnson later played seven seasons as a running back with the New England Patriots.

Johnson was also a standout baseball player at UGA and is a member of the Georgia Sports and Athens Athletic Halls of Fame.

 

 

 


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