Raleigh, North Carolina – A Super Bowl champion who taught at Heritage High School in Wake Forest has died in North Carolina at age 50.
Charles Johnson, a retired NFL wide receiver, was found dead on Sunday. Raleigh Police told WRAL News they were called to the Hampton Inn on Spring Forest Road in Raleigh for a wellness check.
Johnson played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1994 to 1998. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999 to 2000, the New England Patriots in 2001 and the Buffalo Bills in 2002. He recently worked with other NFL retirees as assistant athletic director at Heritage High School in Wake Forest.
The Heritage Huskies shared the news on Twitter, writing, “RIP Coach. You will be missed by so many, especially your Husky family.
Drake Johnson, who played under Johnson at Heritage, said: “He had nothing but a positive impact on the whole school in general. He meant a lot to the Heritage community. He was a great guy and a excellent friend of the family, and he will certainly be missed.”
The cause of death has not been released, but Raleigh police say an investigation is underway.
At the time the body was found at the Hampton Inn, police told WRAL News they did not suspect foul play.