RALEIGH. N.C. (AP) — Charles Johnson, the former Colorado receiver who won a Super Bowl title with New England in his nine-year NFL career, has died. He was 50.
The university confirmed Johnson's death Wednesday through Heritage High School, the Wake Forest school where he was an assistant athletic director.
WNCN-TV in Raleigh reported Wednesday that police found a body in a hotel room Sunday during a welfare check at a Hampton Inn and Suites and that a preliminary investigation indicated no signs of foul play.
Johnson was selected 17th overall by Pittsburgh in 1994 and played for the Steelers, Philadelphia, New England and Buffalo.
At Colorado, Johnson was a freshman on the Buffaloes' 1990 national championship team.