Swede Johnston

Chester Arthur "Swede" Johnston (March 7, 1910 – September 19, 2002) was a professional American football player who played running back for seven seasons for the Cincinnati Reds, Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Gunners,[1] Cleveland Rams,[2] and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Johnston was born in Appleton, Wisconsin to Swedish immigrant parents. In 1981, he was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. He died in St. Louis, Missouri and is buried in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.

Chester "Swede" Johnston
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born:March 7, 1910
Appleton, Wisconsin
Died:September 19, 2002 (aged 92)
St. Louis, Missouri
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Appleton (WI)
College:Marquette
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

References

  1. ^ "St. Louis Team Holds Pro. Champions to 0 to 0 Tie". The Salt Lake Tribune. December 25, 1933. p. 11. Retrieved January 21, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  2. ^ "Rams Acquire New Fullback from Packers". The Evening Independent. October 27, 1937. p. 12. Retrieved January 21, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access

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