Larry Johnson : Kansas City Chiefs Running Back

Posted on Minggu, 03 April 2011 |
A native of La Plata, Maryland, Larry Alphonso Johnson Jr. was born on November 19, 1979. Currently playing in the position of running back for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, Johnson is the son of a defensive line coach at Penn State University. He was selected during the 2003 NFL Draft and is simply known as ‘LJ’ by teammates and fans.

As is the case with many of today’s NFL players, Larry Johnson began showing an interest in football at an early age. With his participation beginning at State College Area High School in Pennsylvania, Johnson rushed for 2,159 yards. In 2002, Johnson continued his football career as he rushed more than 2,000 yards at Penn State. Following this impressive season, Larry Johnson was recognized with the Doak Walker Award, the Maxwell Award and the Walter Camp Award. Upon his college graduation in 2002, Johnson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrative Arts.

The year following graduation, Larry Johnson was selected in the NFL Draft and began his successful career with the Kansas City Chiefs. After only a few years with the team, Johnson has already garnered a lot of media and fan attention.

By the end of the 2005 NFL season, Larry Johnson had played nine consecutive games where he rushed for over 100 yards and had more than proved his running ability on the field. As a result, Larry Johnson was named the 2005 MVP for the Kansas City Chiefs and is thought to be a strong contender for the featured running back during Kansas City’s 2006 season. As the new season approaches, fans and opposing players will eagerly await to see how the team unfolds as Larry Johnson is once again poised to take the field. Will this be his year to start as the featured running back? Nobody knows for sure, but all eyes will be tuned in to find out.

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