Center Bob Johnson left UT as one of the most decorated athletes in school history. Doug Dickey's first recruit struggled making snaps his sophomore year after moving over from the tackle position, but rebounded to garner All-America status in 1966.
As captain of the 1967 Vols, Johnson lived up to his preseason hype by earning his second All-SEC and All-America nods with unanimous votes. Johnson was awarded the Jacobs Trophy, given to the SEC's best blocker, and the Birmingham Touchdown Club named him the SEC's Most Outstanding Lineman. In addition, Johnson finished sixth in the Heisman voting as a senior.
Johnson was the expansion Cincinnati Bengals' No. 1 draft pick in 1968, playing center for 11 seasons.