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New street sign unveiled in California neighborhood to honor former U of L football player

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The next time you drive through Louisville, you may notice a new street sign to honor a man who has given so much to the community.

The Honorary Dr. Charlie Johnson Way was unveiled at the corner of 16th and Maple in Louisville's California neighborhood on Saturday. 

Metro Council members and Mayor Greg Fischer attended the ceremony to honor Johnson, a former U of L football and NFL player.

He's also an entrepreneur, who has given hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship money to local students.

"I am glad that I had the opportunity to come to Louisville to play football, and I just fell in love with the city," Charlie Johnson said. "I got blessed and was able to do a lot of good things."

The 73-year-old businessman said he never dreamed of having a street named after him, and that he plans to continue helping those in the west end as much as possible.

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