Stone Edward Johnson: One of the Best Sprinters in the World

0 Posted by - April 19, 2021 - Black History, BLACK MEN, History, List-Worthy

Stone Edward Johnson was an Olympic sprinting athlete and American football kick returner/running back for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Johnson was a graduate of the Grambling University and was considered to be one of the best runners in the world. He also played football for Eddie Robinson’s Grambling football program.

At the Summer Olympics in Rome, Stone finished fifth in the 200 meters but contributed to a gold medal win in the 4 x 100 relay only to see it disqualified for a lane violation. Matching the world record 20.5 seconds in the 200 meters at the Olympic trials that year helped get him to the Olympics that year which proved at that time Johnson was one of the fastest runners in the world.

In 1963, Stone joined the NFL. He was a track guy at heart, but his participation in the Grambling football program gave him a real shot at making the brand new KC Chiefs franchise.

Johnson’s dreams were short-lived. On August 30, 1963, in a preseason game against Oakland, Johnson suffered a fractured vertebra in his neck in a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders in Wichita, Kansas. He died 10 days later, on September 8 at the age of 23. Although he was only on the team’s active roster during preseason, his jersey number 33 was retired.




  • gamefly free trial June 2, 2019 - 9:39 am

    Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all folks you really recognise what
    you are speaking approximately! Bookmarked. Please additionally seek advice from my site =).
    We may have a link exchange arrangement between us

  • gamefly free trial June 4, 2019 - 8:26 am

    Magnificent goods from you, man. I’ve be mindful your stuff previous to and you are just too
    great. I really like what you’ve received here, really like
    what you are saying and the best way through which you are saying
    it. You are making it entertaining and you continue to care for to stay it wise.
    I can’t wait to learn far more from you. That is actually
    a terrific web site.

  • gamefly free trial June 5, 2019 - 7:48 am

    When someone writes an paragraph he/she retains the thought of a user in his/her mind that how a user can be aware of
    it. So that’s why this post is perfect. Thanks!