Athletic Hall of Fame

Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson

Sport(s): Football

Graduating Class: 1979

Induction Class: 1986

Ron Johnson was a two-time All-Mid-American Conference performer who gained third-team All-American honors on the 1977 Associated Press team. Johnson was a four-year starter in the defensive backfield and accounted for 339 total tackles in his career. After finishing his senior season, Johnson played in both the East-West Shrine All-Star Game and also in the Senior Bowl post-season all-star game. He was voted the North squad's defensive MVP in the Senior Bowl. He was the first Huron ever drafted in the first round of the National Football League draft when he was the 22nd player in the country picked in the 1978 spring draft. Johnson was elected to EMU's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1986, and also was a member in the inaugural class of the Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame in 1988.

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