Johnny Counts

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Johnny Counts
Born:(1939-02-28)February 28, 1939
Mount Pleasant, New York
Died:February 21, 2004(2004-02-21) (aged 64)
Newburgh, New York [1]
Career information
Position(s) RB
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight170 lb (77 kg)
College University of Illinois
Career history
As player
1962–63 New York Giants
1964–65 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1966 Toronto Argonauts
Career stats

Johnny E. Counts, Jr. (February 28, 1939 – February 21, 2004) was a professional football player and running back in the NFL and the Canadian Football League (CFL). [2]

Education and career

Counts was an All-County running back at New Rochelle High School in 1957. [3] He attended the University of Illinois, where he was selected as a Big Ten "Sophomore of the Year" in 1960. [3]

In the 1962 draft of the American Football League, he was selected in round 24 and 189th overall by the New York Giants (then the New York Titans). [1]

He also played in the Canadian Football League for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Toronto Argonauts. He played with the Tiger-Cats from 1964 to 1965, during which he scored a touchdown in the 52nd Grey Cup, in which the BC Lions beat Hamilton 34–24. [4] [5] 53rd Grey Cup champion (1965) He played for the Argonauts in 1966.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Johnny Counts". Stats Crew. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  2. "Johnny Counts". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  3. 1 2 "New Rochelle Sports Hall of Fame". New Rochelle High School. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  4. Januska, Michael (2012). Grey Cup Century. Toronto, Ontario: Dundurn. p. 140. ISBN   9781459704503 . Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  5. "Football in Canada – 1964". PackersHistory.net. Retrieved 26 September 2018.