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Leonard Johnson
CB #29
Height:
5-10
Weight:
202
Age:
24
College:
Iowa State
Hometown:
Clearwater, FL
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
20
SCK
0.0
FF
1
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 123 96 27 0.0 0 19 4 134 -- 83 2 3 1
2014 TB 7 0 20 13 7 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
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
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 CAR L 14-20 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 STL L 17-19 -- 0 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @ATL L 14-56 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
4 @PIT W 27-24 8 4 4 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @NO L 31-37 5 3 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 BAL L 17-48 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 MIN L 13-19 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

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

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Has started 14-of-32 career games.
  • Tied for fourth among NFL rookies in 2012 with three interceptions and fifth with 12 passes defensed.
  • 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 each of the last two seasons.

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Played in all 16 games, with eight starts.
  • Ranked sixth on the team with 61 tackles, and third with eight passes defensed.
  • Added an interception, which he returned 48 yards for a touchdown, and a forced fumble.
  • Started season debut at New York Jets (9/8) and led the team with a career-high nine tackles, while registering one pass defensed.
  • Started vs. New Orleans (9/15), recording three tackles and one pass defensed.
  • Started at New England (9/22) and registered five tackles.
  • Started vs. Arizona (9/29) and recorded four tackles and a forced fumble.
  • Started vs. Philadelphia (10/13) and recorded three tackles.
  • Recorded four tackles at Atlanta (10/20).
  • Posted five tackles vs. Carolina (10/24).
  • Registered two tackles at Seattle (11/3).
  • Started vs. Miami (11/11) and recorded one pass defensed.
  • Started vs. Atlanta (11/17) and collected five tackles.
  • Started at Detroit (11/24) and posted seven tackles, two passes defensed and an interception, which he returned 48 yards for a touchdown.
  • Recorded two tackles and a pass defensed at Carolina (12/1).
  • Collected three tackles vs. Buffalo (12/8).
  • Posted two tackles vs. San Francisco (12/15).
  • Notched two tackles at St. Louis (12/22).
  • Tallied five tackles and a pass defensed at New Orleans (12/29).

 

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

  • 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 started 14-of-32 career games.
  • Tied for fourth among NFL rookies in 2012 with three interceptions and fifth with 12 passes defensed.
  • 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 each of the last two seasons.

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Played in all 16 games, with eight starts.
  • Ranked sixth on the team with 61 tackles, and third with eight passes defensed.
  • Added an interception, which he returned 48 yards for a touchdown, and a forced fumble.
  • Started season debut at New York Jets (9/8) and led the team with a career-high nine tackles, while registering one pass defensed.
  • Started vs. New Orleans (9/15), recording three tackles and one pass defensed.
  • Started at New England (9/22) and registered five tackles.
  • Started vs. Arizona (9/29) and recorded four tackles and a forced fumble.
  • Started vs. Philadelphia (10/13) and recorded three tackles.
  • Recorded four tackles at Atlanta (10/20).
  • Posted five tackles vs. Carolina (10/24).
  • Registered two tackles at Seattle (11/3).
  • Started vs. Miami (11/11) and recorded one pass defensed.
  • Started vs. Atlanta (11/17) and collected five tackles.
  • Started at Detroit (11/24) and posted seven tackles, two passes defensed and an interception, which he returned 48 yards for a touchdown.
  • Recorded two tackles and a pass defensed at Carolina (12/1).
  • Collected three tackles vs. Buffalo (12/8).
  • Posted two tackles vs. San Francisco (12/15).
  • Notched two tackles at St. Louis (12/22).
  • Tallied five tackles and a pass defensed at New Orleans (12/29).

 

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

  • 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.