EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – John Johnson, a beloved athletic trainer in the Giants organization for 60 years and a 2015 inductee into the franchise’s Ring of Honor, passed away on Sunday, a month shy of his 99th birthday.
Johnson retired following the Giants’ victory in Super Bowl XLII in January 2008.
“Johnny Johnson was one of the finest men I have ever known,” said John Mara, the Giants’ president and chief executive officer. “He spent 60 years with our team caring for players from Charlie Conerly and Frank Gifford, right on up to Eli Manning. Nobody was more loved and respected than Mr. J. We were so pleased to be able to include him in our Ring of Honor this past season. He was part of the family and we will miss him terribly.”
“We have lost a great Giant,” said Ronnie Barnes, the team’s senior vice president of medical services and a close friend of Johnson. “Johnny looked after our players for over a half century. He was compassionate and caring and a true professional. His dedication to his profession and his poise and class were recognized by all.”
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