Monte C. Johnson (born October 26, 1951) is a retired American football player. Johnson, who never started in college, was selected by The Oakland Raiders during the second round of the 1973 NFL Draft as the 49th player selected overall. Johnson attended the University of Nebraska and went on to win two National Championships with Nebraska, and one Super Bowl (XI) with the Oakland Raiders. Johnson was injured in the 1980 season, and as a result did not play in Super Bowl XV, when the Raiders defeated the Eagles. Johnson considers the 1977 AFC Divisional Finals against the Baltimore Colts, a game known as, 'Ghost to the Post,' to be his greatest game. Johnson finished the game, which went to double overtime, with 22 tackles despite suffering a broken vertebrae during regulation. Johnson retired from professional football in 1981, after eight seasons in Oakland, as a result of a career ending knee injury he incurred early in the 1980 season.
After retirement, Johnson moved his family to Atlanta, where he currently has his own business, Family Capital Management, a multi-family family office.
- ^ NFL Films, "Ghost to the Post," NFL's Greatest Games series.
By Dean Hanley
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