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Former Tiger star Johnson passes away

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‘Big Hands’ was dominating defensive tackle at GSU in 1970s

Within less than 48 hours after a fellow Grambling State University football legend passed away, Gary Johnson died early this morning following complications from a recent stroke.

Best known as “Big Hands” and one of the anchors of the Tigers’ outstanding defensive interior in the mid-1970s passed away at the LSU Medical Hospital in Shreveport.

Johnson, a native of Bossier City who prepped at Charlotte Mitchell High School, was 58.

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