Johnson joined the team as an athletic trainer in 1948. He retired at age 90 following the 2007 season, ending a remarkable 60-year career with the franchise. Johnson was on the Giants' sideline for 874 regular-season and 34 postseason games, and he attended thousands of practices. Johnson worked with 12 head coaches, from Steve Owen to Tom Coughlin, and helped keep the Giants running through those 908 games. Generations of players revered Johnson for his wisdom, his friendship and his unique ability to perfectly tape an ankle. Johnson passed away on Feb. 28, 2016, a month shy of his 99th birthday.
Jan 01, 2015 at 12:29 PM