Leon Johnson (American football)
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|Date of birth:||July 13, 1974|
|Place of birth:||Morganton, North Carolina|
|NFL draft:||1997 / Round: 4 / Pick: 104|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
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William Leon Johnson (born July 13, 1974 in Morganton, North Carolina) is a former professional American football running back. He played seven seasons for the New York Jets, the Chicago Bears, and the San Diego Chargers in the National Football League. Johnson played quarterback at Morganton's Freedom High School. While at Freedom High Johnson starred at track-winning the state championship in the long jump in his senior year-and played both basketball and baseball. He was moved to tailback at the University of North Carolina.
- 1993: 179 carries for 1,012 yards with 14 TD. 29 catches for 233 yards with 2 TD.
- 1994: 151 carries for 805 yards with 7 TD. 29 catches for 266 yards with 2 TD.
- 1995: 225 carries for 963 yards with 12 TD. 54 catches for 408 yards.
- 1996: 242 carries for 913 yards with 10 TD. 39 catches for 381 yards.
He finished his college career with 3,693 rushing yards and 43 TD and added 1,288 yards receiving with 4 TD.
He is also the father of one child named Jaylen Johnson
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