Leonard Johnson (American football)

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Leonard Johnson
Leonard Johnson
Johnson in the 2012 NFL season.
No. 29     Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-03-30) March 30, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: Ames, Iowa
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school: Largo (FL)
College: Iowa State
Undrafted in 2012
Debuted in 2012 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2014
Tackles 118
Sacks 0.0
Interceptions 4
Forced Fumbles 2
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. He was considered one of the best cornerback prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft.[2]

Professional Career[edit]

Despite being proclaimed as a top cornerback prospect by many so-called experts in the NFL Draft, Johnson went undrafted, 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.

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