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Featuring Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson (Deceased)

Gary "Big Hands" Johnson, a former member of the San Diego Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers, is a four-time Pro Bowl selectee.  Johnson was drafted with the eighth pick of the first round out. Johnson, who played for the Chargers from 1975-84, still holds the franchise record with 17.5 sacks set in 1980. Johnson was later traded to the San Francisco 49ers when he didn’t fit the team’s shift to a 3-4 scheme, and as fate would have it, he won a Super Bowl with the 49ers that season in the twilight of his career.  He was voted the Sports Illustrated “MVP” in Super Bowl XIX. “Where’s my ring, is the question I get asked the most,” Johnson said. “I don’t wear it often. I save it for special occasions. That’s something I cherish.  “Big Hands´ was inducted into the Chargers Hall of Fame in 1999.
He was an inductee in the College Football Hall of Fame, Halls of Fame for the State of Louisiana, Grambling State University, the Southwest Athletic Conference and his hometown region of Shreveport and Bossier City in Louisiana.Johnson ran a business in San Diego in his early retirement years before he returned home. That was two decades after he arrived in San Diego as a first-round draft pick in 1975 out of Grambling State University. He returned to his Louisiana roots in 1995 and now works at the Horseshoe Casino and Hotel in Bossier City.If you love reminiscing about the Air Coryell Chargers and some day you’re traveling through northern Louisiana, be sure to stop in at the Horseshoe and ask for “Big Hands.” Johnson’s job as an executive host at the Horseshoe is greeting people and talking sports.

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