William Weinbaum ESPN
Former Michigan All-America halfback & Giants All-Pro Ron Johnson died Sat. at 71. A former Natl. Football Fndtn. chairman, Johnson was "everything you wanted in a player, teammate, and most importantly as a person," said his NFF successor Archie Manning in a statement Mon. A 1992 College Football HoF inductee, Johnson was a Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient, Mich.'s 1st African-American captain & NY's 1st 1,000-yard rusher (1970 & ‘72). His late brother Alex won the ‘70 AL batting title as a Calif. Angel.