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Career Highlights

  • Johnson was a rugged player in the trenches - one of the stars of the Bay City Central football powerhouse of the 1960s.
  • At 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, he dominated the line of scrimmage while earning all-Saginaw Valley League and all-state.
  • Johnson helped power the Wolves to an 8-1 record and a conference crown while being named team MVP in 1963.
  • Johnson went on to letter for three seasons at the University of Michigan.
  • He earned honorable mention all-Big Ten as the starting defensive tackle in 1965, playing alongside Bay County Sports Hall of Famers Clayton Wilhite and Ken Wright.
  • Johnson later served as U-M freshman line coach under Bump Elliott and then Bo Schembechler while earning two master's degrees.
  • He has since served on numerous committees for the Michigan State Board of Education and has been a key proponent for Native American education issues.



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Our Purpose

1. Select Candidates & Inductees
Establish & maintain a site for the Bay County Sports HOF

2. Solicit & Acquire Money, Gifts & Grants
To support the activities of the Board of Directors & the Sports Hall of Fame

3. Sponsor, Arrange & Promote Annual Awards Banquet
To honor new inductees into the Bay County Sports HOF

(As stated in the Bay County Sports HOF By-laws - Article II -- May 1990)

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