Garrett Johnson

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Garrett W. Johnson
Personal information
Nationality  United States
Born (1984-05-24) May 24, 1984 (age 30)
Tampa, Florida
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 290 lb (130 kg)
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Shot putter
College team Florida State University

Garrett W. Johnson (born May 24, 1984) is an American shot putter. Johnson won the 2006 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Shot Put Championship. Johnson also was named a Rhodes Scholar in 2006 on behalf of the United States.[1]


Garrett Johnson was the Salutatorian in the 2002 graduating class at Tampa Baptist Academy in Tampa, Florida; where he won multiple state championships.

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

Johnson was a student in the FSU Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE), beginning in the Summer of 2002. He attended FSU, graduating magna cum laude in three years with a double major in Political Science and English. Johnson was named an academic All-American in 2005 and 2006 and earned the Florida State Golden Torch Award given to the FSU student-athlete with the highest GPA. Johnson, a scholar athlete, was named to the FSU Dean’s list with a 3.5 GPA or better and the FSU President’s list with a 4.0 GPA throughout his undergraduate career.

Exeter College, Oxford University, England

Johnson completed a Master's degree in Migration Studies as a 2006 Rhodes Scholar at Exeter College, Oxford University. Johnson's masters research examines global economic inequities and the impact poverty has on global migratory patterns closely observing Haiti's current socio-economic state, continuing the research he began while working in the Legislative Office of Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

Track & Field[edit]

Johnson is coached by Harlis Meaders. Johnson was a finalist in the 2008 USA Track & Field Olympic Trials, but failed to post a mark, fouling on all attempts.[2]


Upon graduation from Oxford, Johnson served as a staffer for the Senate's Committee on Foreign Relations. Currently, he is a co-founder of Sendhub, a SMS company for organizations, established in 2011 alongside Ash Rust and John Fallone.[3]


  • 2004 Seminole Impact Award[4]
  • 2004–2005 ESPN The Magazine Second-Team Academic All America[5]
  • 2005 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar[6]
  • 2005–2006 ESPN The Magazine University Academic All American of the Year[7]
  • 2005–2006 ESPN The Magazine First-Team Academic All America[8]
  • 2006 Rhodes Scholar[9]
  • 2006 USTFCCCA Division I National Outdoor Men's Field Co-Athlete of the Year[10]
  • 2007 Inaugural Frank Dolson/Penn Relays Award[11]


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