Leonard Johnson (American football)
Johnson in the 2012 NFL season.
|No. 29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Date of birth:||March 30, 1990|
|Place of birth:||Clearwater, Florida|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||202 lb (92 kg)|
|High school:||Largo (FL)|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
|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.
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. During his career he started 43 of 50 games, recording 247 tackles and six interceptions.
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.
In his sophomore campaign he improved his tackle stats to 62 tackles but only recorded 1 forced fumble and 1 interception.
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.