Charles Johnson, a former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and Colorado Buffaloes star, died at the age of 50.

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As of Wednesday afternoon, the cause of Johnson's death was unknown.

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At the time of his death, he was working as the assistant athletic director at Heritage High School in Wake Forest, North Carolina, according to Colorado

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Police in Raleigh, according to WNCN-TV, discovered a body in a hotel room on Wednesday.

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Johnson was selected by the Steelers with the 17th overall pick in the 1994

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As a Steeler, he had a career-high 60 catches for 1,008 yards and three touchdowns in 1996.

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Additionally, Johnson played two seasons with the Eagles, one season with the Patriots, and one season with the Bills.

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His 2001 Super Bowl team, New England, won the championship.

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He played four seasons at Colorado, where he was a standout during his last two seasons.

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In 1948, Johnson was born in Evanston, Illinois.

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