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  Landon Johnson
Landon Johnson

Player Profile
Hometown:
Arlington, TX

High School:
Kennedale HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 230

Position:
OLB

Experience:
2003-07


Getting To Know Landon Johnson

At Stanford: Fifth-year senior and two-year letterwinner who has seen playing time in a reserve role at inside and outside linebacker and on special teams ... Gives the Cardinal an experienced linebacker capable of filling in at inside or outside linebacker ... Should once again see action as a backup and on special teams.
Career Statistics

The 2007 Season: Played in four games.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2006 Season: Earned his second varsity letter as a backup outside linebacker and special teams player ... Saw action in all 12 games ... Recorded three total tackles ... Credited with a forced fumble in the season-opener at Oregon.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2005 Season: Did not see any game action.

The 2004 Season: Moved to inside linebacker and played a reserve role while earning his first varsity letter ... Also played on special teams ... Won the Greg Piers Award as the team's Most Outstanding Defensive Service Team Player.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2003 Season: Did not play in 2003 as a true freshman outside linebacker.

In High School: Three-sport athlete out of Kennedale High School in Texas ... Lettered in football and baseball for three years and basketball for two years ... Played middle linebacker and tight end as a senior ... Recorded over 100 tackles in 2002 ... Named the District Co-Defensive MVP, honorable mention All-State, First-Team All-District and Academic All-State ... As a junior, he was named All-State as a tight end, and All-Area and All-District as a tight end and defensive end ... First-Team All-District and All-Area in baseball during his junior season ... He hit .436 as an outfielder and posted a 7-1 record as a pitcher ... Went 6-0 during his sophomore season ... In basketball, he was an All-District selection as a sophomore ... Involved in numerous community service activities.

Personal Information: Political Science major ... Member of the National Honor Society, Who's Who Among American High School Students and the National Society of High School Scholars.


Getting to Know Landon Johnson

Nickname:
LJ
I would describe myself as a person as:
Determined
What people don't know about me is:
I have an older brother
The reason I love football is:
I love the contact
I pattern my play after:
Lawrence Taylor
My favorite pre-game ritual is:
Praying
My greatest athletic moment is:
In a high school playoff game, I made the game-winning touchdown catch
The biggest thrill in my life to date is:
Coming to Stanford
The teammate I admire the most is:
Jared Newberry
The reason I chose Stanford University is:
It is highly recognized for its sports and academics
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned:
I have a lot to learn about the game of football and life
The best thing about Stanford is:
The weather
My favorite class at Stanford is:
Spanish
My least favorite class at Stanford is:
Humanities
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs:
You have to be highly athletic and intelligent to be in this program
The sports team I followed when I was younger:
The Dallas Cowboys
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be:
Emmitt Smith
The athlete I admire most is:
Ray Lewis
The person I admire most is:
My mom
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be:
Jesus
The three people in history I admire most are:
My mom, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jackie Robinson
Best book I have read:
Friday Night Lights
Favorite Food:
Tacos
Least Favorite Food:
Coconut
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on:
Spaghetti
Favorite Movie:
Trading Places
Favorite TV Show:
Law & Order
Favorite Actor:
Chris Tucker
Favorite Actress:
Halle Berry
If a movie were made of my life, the actor who would play me is:
Denzel Washington
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be:
A hard sack on the Cal quarterback
Favorite musical group or performer:
Lil' Flip
If I were not playing college football, I would be:
Playing college baseball
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as:
One of the best players in Stanford Football history
The best advice I ever received was:
God will never give you a problem that you can't handle
The person who had the greatest influence on my life:
My mom
One moment in history I wish I could have seen:
Wilt Chamberlain score 100 points in a game
The place I'd most like to visit:
The Virgin Islands
The favorite place I've visited:
Jamaica
Hobbies:
Fishing
Ten years from now, I'd like to be:
Owning my own business
My advice to youngsters:
Stay in school
My most prized possession:
My Bible
If I won $1 million, I would:
Buy my parents and myself houses, and invest the rest
The one thing about college football I would change:
How the BCS Bowls are determined

Last Updated: March 13, 2008

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