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Jimmy Johnson (Cornerback)
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Football Player
    (March 31, 1938- )
    Born in Dallas, Texas
    Attended UCLA
    Drafted 6th overall by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1961 NFL Draft
    Cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers (1961-1976)
    Five Pro Bowl selections (1969-1972, 1974)
    Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1994)
    #37 retired by the San Francisco 49ers
    Brother of Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist Rafer Johnson
    His name gets confused with the football coach turned sportscaster.
    He was part of a fraternity while in college.
    He was unable to play in two of the five Pro Bowls he was selected to play in due to injuries.
    He guided the 49ers to two consecutive NFC Championship games and lost them both to the Dallas Cowboys in the early 1970s.
    He was considered one of the greatest cornerbacks who never played in a Super Bowl.
    He played football and had an outstanding track career at UCLA.
    He was a versatile player as he also played as a safety and a wide receiver before he became a cornerback.
    During the 1962 season, he posted a 80-yard touchdown in a game against the Chicago Bears and recorded 181 yards in a game against the Detroit Lions.
    He appeared in 213 career games, more than any other 49er.
    He set the 49er records with 47 interceptions and 615 yards returned.
    He was one of NFL's best man-to-man defenders.
    He was named to the NFL 1970s All-Decade Team.

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