Swede Johnston

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Chester "Swede" Johnston
Born: March 7, 1910
Appleton, Wisconsin
Died: September 19, 2002
St. Louis, Missouri
Career information
Position(s) RB
College Elmhurst College
Marquette University
University of Miami
Career history
As player
1931 Green Bay Packers
1933 Chicago Cardinals
1934 Cincinnati Reds
1934 St. Louis Gunners
1934–1938 Green Bay Packers
1939 Pittsburgh Pirates
1940 Pittsburgh Steelers

Chester "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.

References[edit]

  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 publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Rams Acquire New Fullback from Packers". The Evening Independent. October 27, 1937. p. 12. Retrieved January 21, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read