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2015 NFL DRAFT

Leonard Johnson, CB

School: Iowa State  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Clearwater, FL
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 196 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
128164
Career Notes
2011 second-team All-Big 12 (AP, Coaches) ... 2011 Jim Thorpe Watch List (Jim Thorpe Association nation's most outstanding defensive back) ... Phil Steele's College Football Preview 2011 Preseason Second-Team All-Big 12 ... Athlon Sports 2011 College Football Preview First-Team All-Big 12 ... Lindy's Sports 2011 College Football Preview Second-Team All-Big 12 ... 2010 Second-team All-Big 12 (coaches) ... 2008 Rivals.com Freshman All-American ... Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week (Nov. 1, 2008).
2011 Season
Earned second-team All-Big 12 honors from both the coaches and media ... started all 13 games for the Cyclones ... ended his career with 43 career games started, including a streak of 39 in a row ... played in 50 career games for Iowa State ... completed his Iowa State career with 247 tackles, eight for loss ... also posted 26 pass breakups, eight fumble recoveries, six forced fumbles and six interceptions during his time in Ames ... finished the season with 72 tackles, two for loss ... led the Iowa State defense with eight pass breakups and three fumble recoveries ... also posted an interception and a forced fumble ... in the Cyclones' upset win over No. 2 Oklahoma State, Johnson had the daunting task of covering two-time Biletnikoff Award winner Justin Blackmon ... restricted Blackmon to 99 yards receiving and posted a third-quarter interception against the Cowboys ... in dramatic win over Iowa, Johnson forced a fumble on Hawkeye running back Marcus Coker which led to Iowa State's opening score ... recorded career-high 12 tackles against Baylor ... posted nine tackles against Texas A&M, Missouri and Oklahoma.
2010 Season
2010 Second-team All-Big 12 (coaches) corner and the best cover man Iowa State has fielded in recent memory ... has started since his freshman season, accruing 175 career tackles with five interceptions and 18 pass breakups ... is additionally proficient against the run, having forced and recovered five fumbles ... had six tackles and an interception at Texas ... collected career-high 11 tackles at Oklahoma ... made seven tackles against Utah ... made six tackles against Northern Illinois, Kansas State and Texas Tech ... fourth on the all-time ISU kickoff return charts, averaging 24.62 yards on 58 returns.
2009 Season
Made five tackles and broke up two passes in Iowa State's win over Minnesota in the Insight Bowl ... had five tackles and forced a fumble at Missouri ... six tackles, including one for a loss against Colorado ... five stops against Oklahoma State ... six tackles and a fumble recovery at Texas A&M ... three tackles, a tackle for loss and a forced fumble in win over Nebraska ... intercepted a pass and had five tackles, including a tackle for loss in the win over Baylor ... six stops and forced a fumble at Kansas ... four tackles against Kansas State ... five tackles, an interception and two pass break-ups against Army ... made five solo stops against Iowa ... recorded seven tackles against North Dakota State.
2008 Season
Ejected from UNLV game after drawing two personal fouls early in the game, including a late hit on QB Omar Clayton after a touchdown. Named first-team Freshman All-American as a kick returner ... set an NCAA (FBS) record with 319 kickoff return yards on nine returns at Oklahoma State ... had returns of 73 and 72 yards against the Cowboys, both setting up scores ... ranked 18th nationally with an average of 26.4 yards per kickoff return ... started five games at cornerback as a true freshman ... made 47 tackles ... intercepted two passes and recovered three fumbles ... had seven tackles three times (Kansas, Nebraska, Texas A&M).
High School
Passed for 911 yards with 12 touchdowns his senior year ... also rushed for 958 yards and nine touchdowns ... tallied 13 tackles and one interception on defense ... led his team to the Class 5A state semifinals on a 13-game winning streak ... competed in track and in wrestling at 189 pounds ... played defensive back in the Florida Coaches Assoc. All-Star Game, recording six tackles and a forced fumble ... 54th-best player in Florida according to Rivals.com ... Scout.com ranked him the 69th best cornerback ... played four years as quarterback ... chose Iowa State over offers from Nebraska, Illinois, Iowa, West Virginia, South Florida, and Ole Miss ... coached by Rick Rodriguez.
Personal
Born March 30, 1990 ... Son of Schenique and Charles Harris.
 
Latest News
03/24/2012 - NFL DRAFT SCOUT TOP DEFENSIVE BACKS: Leonard Johnson, Iowa State, 5-10, 196...After being ejected from a game for a late hit as a freshman, Johnson quickly matured into vocal and by-example team leader. He finished that season well enough to earn Freshman All-American honors as a kick returner (26.4-yard average) and has been a starting cornerback ever since. Johnson is a quick-twitch athlete with great speed the right attitude to play corner. His most dramatic performance was a key to Iowa State's upset victory over then No. 2-ranked Oklahoma State. His job was to cover two-time Biletnikoff Award winner Justin Blackmon, rated as the best receiver in this draft. Blackmon had one of his least productive games as Johnson held him to 99 yards receiving and snagged a big interception in the third quarter. At the combine, medics reportedly said there were no long-term effects of neck injury last October, but his unofficial 40 time of 4.71 seconds didn't do him any favors. Johnson's career numbers include 39 starts in 50 games, 247 tackles (eight for a loss) and six interceptions. He can help anybody immediately as a kickoff returner. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

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