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Johnson in 1979 playoffs
|Born:||January 17, 1952|
West Columbia, Texas
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||262 lb (119 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||1977 / Round: 7 / Pick: 175|
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Charles Johnson (born January 17, 1952) is a former professional American football player who played nine seasons in the National Football League. He played in Super Bowl XV for the Philadelphia Eagles and was selected to three Pro Bowls. Johnson's three interceptions in 1980 was remarkable because he was typically replaced by teammate Ken Clarke on passing downs. Johnson played college football at the University of Colorado.
After three consecutive Pro Bowl seasons, in the 1982 Philadelphia Eagles training camp Johnson publicly criticized coach Dick Vermeil's training methods and asked to be traded. Both the Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings showed interest, and Johnson chose to go to Minnesota, who sent a 1983 second-round selection to the Eagles in exchange for Johnson.  Johnson would play three more seasons with the Vikings, and retired after the 1984 season.
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- "Vermeil Intensity Hurt, Ex-Eagle Says". The New York Times. 1983-01-15. Retrieved 2019-02-17.