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Leon Johnson Athlete Profile

Leon Johnson

Position: Sprints Height: 6-1 Weight: 190 Roster Years: 2010 Hometown: Thatcher, AZ Last School: Eastern Arizona College


Born in Safford, Arizona ... parents are Robert and Julie ... served in the Russia Novosibirsk Mission (2006-08) for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ... also played baseball and football at BYU ... older brother Elliott plays for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays' AA club, starting on the all-star team ... majoring in accounting

Before BYU

BYU Baseball: Drafted in the 10th round by the Chicago Cubs in 2007 ... played two seasons with the Cubs' single-A affiliate, Peoria Chiefs ... named Best Athlete of the Cubs' 2007 Draft Class by Baseball America ... named fastest base-running prospect in Cubs' system by Baseball America ... drafted three times by the Devil Rays: the 41st round in 2003, the 45th round in 2005 and the 29th round in 2006 ... played for the Lake Michigan Breakers, a summer traveling team in Indiana ... set conference sophomore record for stolen bases, all games (29) and league games (10) ... hit a walk-off homer in a 5-4 victory over Utah ... named Scholar Athlete by the BYU Student Athlete Academic Center