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Former Pittsburgh Steelers WR Charles Johnson dies at 50

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Charles Johnson has died at age 50, according to CBS 17 of North Carolina and confirmed by Johnson’s former teammates. The cause of death is still unknown.

Johnson was drafted 17th overall by the Steelers in 1994. He spent five years in Pittsburgh, recording 247 catches for 3,400 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Johnson also played with the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999 to 2000, the New England Patriots in 2001 and the Buffalo Bills in 2002. He then broke into the coaching ranks and was currently assistant athletic director at Heritage High School, according to CBS.

Our thoughts are with Johnson’s family and friends.

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