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Former ISU Cyclone and NFL Star Visits WA Campus Back to Blog Articles

  • Posted on Apr 11, 2013

Leonard Johnson stopped by WA on Wednesday to talk to some of the top Knights on campus. Johnson was a former Iowa State Cyclone player and is now entering his second season in the NFL. He signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012 and was considered a top prospect by many NFL teams. In 2012, he started 12 games with the Bucs and recorded 41 tackles playing cornerback. His connection to WA is that he grew up and played college football at ISU with WA staff member, and football coach Jason Harris. After the break, check out the video of him speaking to the Knights.

Johnson spoke to the Knights for about a half hour and emphasized a commitment to hard work and taking advantages of second chances. He could relate to many of the students on campus having grown up in Florida and seeing his younger brother make poor choices. He knew early on that he wanted to avoid those pitfalls, but admitted that it was a challenge. He offered suggestions to the students and encouraged them to use their talents to make positive choices in life. It was a pretty cool experience for the students to talk first hand to a current NFL player and thanks to Leonard Johnson for coming out. Check out the video below:

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