Leonard Johnson (American football)

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Leonard Johnson
Leonard Johnson
Johnson in the 2012 NFL season.
No. 29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-03-30) March 30, 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth: Clearwater, Florida
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school: Largo (FL)
College: Iowa State
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Tackles: 148
Sacks: 0.0
Interceptions: 5
Forced Fumbles: 5
Stats at NFL.com

Leonard Johnson (born March 30, 1990) is an American football cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Johnson played college football at Iowa State.

College career[edit]

Johnson attended Iowa State University from 2008 to 2011. As a freshman in 2008, he set an NCAA record for most kick return yards in a game with 319.[1] During his career he started 43 of 50 games, recording 247 tackles and six interceptions.

Professional career[edit]

2012 season[edit]

Johnson was not selected in the 2012 NFL draft, but quickly signed with his hometown team the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on April 30, 2012. Johnson participated in the rookie mini-camp held the next week, and impressed coaches enough to get to work out with the team's draft picks on a separate field. During his rookie campaign he showed great promise when he finished the year with 41 tackles, 1 forced fumble, and 3 interceptions.

2013 season[edit]

In his sophomore campaign he improved his tackle stats to 62 tackles but only recorded 1 forced fumble and 1 interception.

2014 season[edit]

During his 3rd season he saw transition into a new Tampa 2 system installed by New Head Coach Lovie Smith and Defensive Coordinator Leslie Fraizer. He was used more in rotation as opposed to a full time starter and finished his 2014 season with 45 total tackles, 3 forced fumbles, and 1 interception.


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