Jimmie Johnson
1972 - Football - Stockbridge/Munsee

DATE OF BIRTH: June 6, 1879
DATE OF DEATH: January, 1942

  • BIRTH PLACE: Edgerton, Wisconsin
  • TRIBE: Stockbridge - Munsee
  • EDUCATION: Carlisle Indian School 1899-1903
    Northwestern University 1904-1905
  • SPORTS DATA: Football

  • Football - Carlisle Quarterback 1899-1903
  • 1903 - Carlisle wins 10 games.
  • Johnson named to Walter Camps 1903 All-American Football Team
  • "Hidden ball trick" against Harvard became a legendary story about Pop Warner.
  • Defeated Northwestern 28-0 in final game of 1903 season.
  • Enrolls in Northwestern’s Dental School - Plays quarterback for two Seasons, 1904-05.( Until 1906 it was legal for a school to play graduate students even though they had played four years somewhere else.)
  • Named Captain of Northwestern team.
  • Led Northwestern to 16 wins, 1 tie, 4 losses.
  • Member of College Football Hall of Fame.

  • Johnson was not big but he was cunning and shrewd, an excellent field goal kicker and a great leader. He was a great improviser and was the quarterback who called the huddle and ran the football inside the back of Dillons Jersey against Harvard in 1903.
  • Following graduation he remained at Carlisle as Assistant Coach until 1906, when he entered Northwestern University and graduated from the School of Dentistry until his death. ( Above quote wrongly put on Johnsons plaque. Actually enrolled at Northwestern in 1904.)