Billy “White Shoes” Johnson


Position: Wide Receivers

Billy “White Shoes” Johnson is known for his famous shoes and fancy end zone dances, but his on-field performance is what made him a playmaking legend. He was a three-time Pro Bowler, an All-Pro and a member of the 75th Anniversary NFL All-Time Team. He played professionally for 15 years with the Houston Oilers, Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins. In 1983, he returned from a leg injury to become a Pro Bowler and the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year.

He had over 6,000 yards as a returner with eight touchdowns; coupled with over 4,000 yards as a receiver and an additional 25 touchdowns. He also is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame from his career at Division III Widener.

Coach Johnson joined FBU in a part-time role last year and he is a full-time contributor this year. He is one of the most special wide receivers to grace a football field and his ability to teach playmaking makes him one of FBU’s most exciting coaches.

Playing Career

  • College: Widener University
  • Drafted: 1974 / Round: 15 / Pick: 365
  • Houston Oilers (1974-80)
  • Montreal Alouettes (1981)
  • Atlanta Falcons (1982-87)
  • Washington Redskins (1988)

Career Highlights

  • 3× Pro Bowl selection (1975, 1977, 1983)
  • 3× All-Pro selection (1975, 1977, 1983)
  • NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
  • 1983 NFL Comeback Player of the Year
  • Pro Bowl MVP (1975)