Report: Former UGA football star Andy Johnson dead at 65

Former Georgia football star Andy Johnson has reportedly passed away at the age of 65.

Fox 5 Atlanta reported Wednesday morning that Johnson, who was an Athens native who played both quarterback and running back, passed away after a “long illness.”

Johnson earned letters for UGA in both football and baseball from 1971-73. He was selected by the New England Patriots in the fifth round of the 1974 NFL Draft, and went on to have a nine-year NFL career.

In memory of Johnson, enjoy this clip of a long run against Auburn in 1971:

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