NORMAN, Okla. — Tragic news has struck the Sooner community this Thursday. Former defensive back Darrius Johnson has passed away at the young age of 47. Johnson, who went on to win a pair of Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos after his time with the Sooners, suffered sudden heart failure, according to SI Sooners. He'd reportedly been dealing with health issues for quite some time.
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Johnson was a cornerback and punt returner for the Sooners, and in 1998, he helped Denver win its second straight Super Bowl with two postseason interceptions. Former Oklahoma football player Darrius Johnson has died. He was 47. News of Johnson’s death began to circulate Thursday morning after former OU teammate...
TERRELL, Texas — Terrell native and two-time Super Bowl winner Darrius Johnson has died at the age of 47, family, friends, and former colleagues confirmed Thursday. After graduating Terrell High School, Johnson went on to play defensive back and punt returner for the Oklahoma University Sooners from 1992 until 1995.