Eddie Johnson
No. 51
Personal information
Born:(1959-02-03)February 3, 1959
Albany, Georgia, U.S.
Died:January 21, 2003(2003-01-21) (aged 43)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Dougherty (Albany)
NFL draft:1981 / Round: 7 / Pick: 187
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Eddie J. Johnson (February 3, 1959 – January 21, 2003) was an American professional football player who was a linebacker for 10 seasons with the Cleveland Browns in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Louisville Cardinals. He wore number 51 during his time with the Browns and his nickname was "the Assassin". He was known for his fierce tackling style. He died in 2003 after a two-year battle with colon cancer.[1]


  1. ^ "Former Browns LB Johnson dead at 43". Sports Illustrated. January 22, 2003. Retrieved March 30, 2014.