Athens, GA - Keith Johnson, a four-year letterwinner for the Georgia Bulldogs during the 1980s, died last Friday in Athens.
Johnson, a native of Ocilla, Ga., and a product of Irwin County High School, played offensive line for the Bulldogs. He saw considerable action as a true freshman on Georgia's 1982 SEC Championship team before blossoming into a starter at center during the 1983 season when the Bulldogs finished 10-1-1 and won the Cotton Bowl.
Much of the rest of Johnson's career was marred by injuries. He started several games in 1984, including a celebrated matchup with Clemson's William "Refrigerator" Perry, but was hindered by a sprained hip midway through the season. Johnson redshirted during 1985 while recovering from back surgery and then returned to the team as a reserve during the 1986 season.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.