Born in Safford, Ariz. ... parents are Robert and Julie Johnson ... served an LDS mission to Novosibirsk, Russia (Siberia) from June 2004-2006 ... older brother Elliott plays for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays' AA club, starting on the all-star team ... 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 ... taken 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 ... majoring in accounting.
Played for Jim Bagnal at Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher, Ariz. in 2004 where he was selected as student athlete of the year, a Distinguished Academic All-American and graduated with highest honors as a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the Dean's List ... team MVP, athlete of the year, first team all-conference, first-team all-region and an All-American ... set the school record with a .434 batting average.
Year Avg. G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB-SBA
2004 .434 - 182 - 79 - 7 - - - - - 41
2007 .248 54-53 218 42 54 5 0 5 20 74 26 38 29-37
BYU Baseball: Drafted in the 10th round by the Chicago Cubs ... 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 Athletes by the BYU Student Athlete Academic Center.