Johnny was the oldest boy of five, eventually six children. He joined the Navy after high school, then went to Syracuse University and became an engineer. He worked for both Texas Instruments and Raytheon. He is currently retired. In this photo, taken ca. 1957, he is holding a BB gun. He never used it to shoot squirrels, although his father, as a Louisiana boy, had often done so.
Johnny only played football for a year or so, so this photo of him in a football uniform is rare. You can tell he's not built for football, as skinny as he is.