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Leonard Johnson
CB #29
Height:
5-10
Weight:
202
Age:
25
College:
Iowa State
Hometown:
Clearwater, FL
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

TCKL
1
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 148 113 35 0.0 0 20 5 128 -- 83 2 5 1
2014 TB 16 3 45 30 15 0.0 -- 3 1 -6 -6 -6 0 3 --
2013 TB 16 8 62 48 14 0.0 0 8 1 48 48 48 1 1 --
2012 TB 16 6 41 35 6 0.0 0 9 3 86 28.7 83 1 1 1

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on April 30, 2012, as a college free agent.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has played in 48 career games, with 17 starts, totaling 139 tackles, 20 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and five interceptions, returned for 134 yards and two touchdowns. Also has seven tackles and one forced fumble on special teams.
  • Tied for fourth among NFL rookies in 2012 with three interceptions and fifth with 12 passes defensed.
  • His four forced fumbles since 2012 are tied for the sixth-most by a cornerback during that span.
  • Made NFL debut vs. Carolina (9/9/12).
  • Made first career start and interception at Minnesota (10/26/12).
  • Intercepted a pass for the third consecutive game and returned it 83 yards for a touchdown vs. San Diego (11/11/12).
  • Intercepted a Matthew Stafford pass and returned it 48 yards for a touchdown at Detroit (11/24/13).
  • One of nine NFL players to have at least one interception returned for a touchdown in both 2012 and 2013. 

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Served as the team’s primary nickelback, playing in 16 games, with three starts. Registered 41 tackles, one interception and two forced fumbles on defense with four special teams tackles and one forced fumble on special teams.
  • Played in a reserve role in season opener vs. Carolina (9/7) and recorded two tackles.
  • Played in a reserve role vs. St. Louis (9/14) and registered one pass defense.
  • Notched five tackles and one forced fumble at Atlanta (9/18).
  • Posted eight tackles and a pass defensed in win at Pittsburgh (9/28).
  • Recorded five tackles at New Orleans (10/9).
  • Registered one tackle vs. Minnesota (10/26).
  • Posted one tackle on defense and one on special teams at Cleveland (11/2).
  • Notched two tackles vs. Atlanta (11/9).
  • Collected three tackles and forced a fumble in win at Washington (11/16).
  • Started at nickelback at Chicago (11/23) and recorded one tackle for defense that limited the Bears to 112 passing yards.
  • Logged two tackles vs. Cincinnati (11/30).
  • Started at nickelback at Detroit (12/7) and posted one tackle on defense and one on special teams.
  • Posted two tackles at Carolina (12/14).
  • Collected seven tackles and one pass defensed, as well as one special teams tackle and a special teams forced fumble, vs. Green Bay (12/21).
  • Recorded two tackles and an interception on defense and one on special teams vs. New Orleans (12/28).

COLLEGE:

  • Played four seasons at Iowa State (2008-11), appearing in 50 games and starting 43.
  • Totaled 247 tackles, 26 pass breakups, eight fumble recoveries, six forced fumbles, and six interceptions throughout collegiate career.
  • Earned second-team All-Big 12 honors after the 2011 season.
  • Was a first-team freshman All-American as a kick returner in 2008.
  • Ranked the 69th-best cornerback coming out of high school by Scout.com.
  • Majored in pre-liberal studies

COMMUNITY:

  • In May 2015, visited Tampa Bay Buccaneers Field in Clearwater to present a $10,000 PLAY 60 grant and lead children through football drills.
  • In February 2015, presented new athletic equipment to the Pinellas Sheriff’s Police Athletic League collected from the Replay Tampa Bay sporting goods drive.
  • Attended a “Salute to Service Barbecue” with USAA at MacDill Air Force Base in November 2013 to thank military members for their service.
  • In June 2013, helped host the opening ceremony for Tampa Bay Buccaneers Field in Clearwater, made possible through a $100,000 grant from the Buccaneers and the NFL Foundation.
  • Visited youth at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg and sang holiday carols to residents at Westminster Palms retirement home in December 2012.
  • Helped host a lunch for service members at Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater and visited veterans recovering from injury and illness at Bay Pines VA Hospital in November 2012.
  • Spoke to students at Northwest Elementary about the importance of physical fitness, helped present a $10,000 Play 60 grant, and led students through a P.E. class to congratulate the winners of the Play 60 Super School contest in November 2012.
  • Helped present a $100,000 grant in September 2012 to build Tampa Bay Buccaneers Field in Clearwater’s North Greenwood community, where Johnson and teammates also led local youths through football drills.
  • In June 2012, visited MacDill Air Force Base to tour a hurricane aircraft, witness a military dog training session, and thank civilian workers and active duty military for their service.
  • Hosted an educational scavenger hunt for children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay at Busch Gardens Tampa in June 2012.
  • Helped host an outing to a Tampa Bay Rays game for underprivileged students from Campbell Park Elementary in May 2012.
  • Signed autographs, handed out Buccaneers teddy bears, and greeted patients at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in May 2012.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Largo High School (Largo, Florida).
  • Played quarterback and defensive back, completing 81 passes for 1,596 yards and 21 touchdowns, also 224 carries for 1,473 yards and 15 touchdowns, and recording 15 tackles and one interception.
  • Son of Schenique and Charles Harris.
  • Born Leonard Johnson on March 30, 1990, in Clearwater, Florida.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on April 30, 2012, as a college free agent.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has played in 48 career games, with 17 starts, totaling 139 tackles, 20 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and five interceptions, returned for 134 yards and two touchdowns. Also has seven tackles and one forced fumble on special teams.
  • Tied for fourth among NFL rookies in 2012 with three interceptions and fifth with 12 passes defensed.
  • His four forced fumbles since 2012 are tied for the sixth-most by a cornerback during that span.
  • Made NFL debut vs. Carolina (9/9/12).
  • Made first career start and interception at Minnesota (10/26/12).
  • Intercepted a pass for the third consecutive game and returned it 83 yards for a touchdown vs. San Diego (11/11/12).
  • Intercepted a Matthew Stafford pass and returned it 48 yards for a touchdown at Detroit (11/24/13).
  • One of nine NFL players to have at least one interception returned for a touchdown in both 2012 and 2013. 

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Served as the team’s primary nickelback, playing in 16 games, with three starts. Registered 41 tackles, one interception and two forced fumbles on defense with four special teams tackles and one forced fumble on special teams.
  • Played in a reserve role in season opener vs. Carolina (9/7) and recorded two tackles.
  • Played in a reserve role vs. St. Louis (9/14) and registered one pass defense.
  • Notched five tackles and one forced fumble at Atlanta (9/18).
  • Posted eight tackles and a pass defensed in win at Pittsburgh (9/28).
  • Recorded five tackles at New Orleans (10/9).
  • Registered one tackle vs. Minnesota (10/26).
  • Posted one tackle on defense and one on special teams at Cleveland (11/2).
  • Notched two tackles vs. Atlanta (11/9).
  • Collected three tackles and forced a fumble in win at Washington (11/16).
  • Started at nickelback at Chicago (11/23) and recorded one tackle for defense that limited the Bears to 112 passing yards.
  • Logged two tackles vs. Cincinnati (11/30).
  • Started at nickelback at Detroit (12/7) and posted one tackle on defense and one on special teams.
  • Posted two tackles at Carolina (12/14).
  • Collected seven tackles and one pass defensed, as well as one special teams tackle and a special teams forced fumble, vs. Green Bay (12/21).
  • Recorded two tackles and an interception on defense and one on special teams vs. New Orleans (12/28).

COLLEGE:

  • Played four seasons at Iowa State (2008-11), appearing in 50 games and starting 43.
  • Totaled 247 tackles, 26 pass breakups, eight fumble recoveries, six forced fumbles, and six interceptions throughout collegiate career.
  • Earned second-team All-Big 12 honors after the 2011 season.
  • Was a first-team freshman All-American as a kick returner in 2008.
  • Ranked the 69th-best cornerback coming out of high school by Scout.com.
  • Majored in pre-liberal studies

COMMUNITY:

  • In May 2015, visited Tampa Bay Buccaneers Field in Clearwater to present a $10,000 PLAY 60 grant and lead children through football drills.
  • In February 2015, presented new athletic equipment to the Pinellas Sheriff’s Police Athletic League collected from the Replay Tampa Bay sporting goods drive.
  • Attended a “Salute to Service Barbecue” with USAA at MacDill Air Force Base in November 2013 to thank military members for their service.
  • In June 2013, helped host the opening ceremony for Tampa Bay Buccaneers Field in Clearwater, made possible through a $100,000 grant from the Buccaneers and the NFL Foundation.
  • Visited youth at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg and sang holiday carols to residents at Westminster Palms retirement home in December 2012.
  • Helped host a lunch for service members at Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater and visited veterans recovering from injury and illness at Bay Pines VA Hospital in November 2012.
  • Spoke to students at Northwest Elementary about the importance of physical fitness, helped present a $10,000 Play 60 grant, and led students through a P.E. class to congratulate the winners of the Play 60 Super School contest in November 2012.
  • Helped present a $100,000 grant in September 2012 to build Tampa Bay Buccaneers Field in Clearwater’s North Greenwood community, where Johnson and teammates also led local youths through football drills.
  • In June 2012, visited MacDill Air Force Base to tour a hurricane aircraft, witness a military dog training session, and thank civilian workers and active duty military for their service.
  • Hosted an educational scavenger hunt for children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay at Busch Gardens Tampa in June 2012.
  • Helped host an outing to a Tampa Bay Rays game for underprivileged students from Campbell Park Elementary in May 2012.
  • Signed autographs, handed out Buccaneers teddy bears, and greeted patients at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in May 2012.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Largo High School (Largo, Florida).
  • Played quarterback and defensive back, completing 81 passes for 1,596 yards and 21 touchdowns, also 224 carries for 1,473 yards and 15 touchdowns, and recording 15 tackles and one interception.
  • Son of Schenique and Charles Harris.
  • Born Leonard Johnson on March 30, 1990, in Clearwater, Florida.
 

Recent Videos

  • Johnson Ready for Challenges

    Posted Oct 7, 2014

    DB Leonard Johnson talks to the media about the opportunities and challenges each week presents in the NFL.

  • Johnson on Road Games

    Posted Sep 16, 2014

    Defensive Back Leonard Johnson talks about the challenge of playing games on the road.