Larry Alphonso Johnson

Larry Alphonso Johnson


11/19/1979, La Plata, Maryland

Birth Name

Larry Alphonso Johnson


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Larry Johnson is a starting running back in the NFL and plays for The Kansas City Chiefs. In his first full season, he only startted in 8 games, yet he rushed for over 1,000 yards making him a ominant back. With many college awards, one cannot underestimate Larry Johnson.more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In Aug. 21, 2007 Larry agreed to a contract for 2007 and a five-year extension that keeps him under contract through the 2012 season for $43.2 million, with the Kansas City Chiefs.

    • During a holdout in the NFL preseason Larry was fined $14,280 per day of practice that he missed. At the end of the holdout Larry missed 25 days of training, meaning the total fine ended up to be $357,000.

    • Larry won the Doak Walker Award, Maxwell Award, and the Walter Camp Award in 2002.

    • Larry appeared in Fantasia's music video in the song When I See U, in 2007.

    • Larry's weight is 230 pounds.

    • Larry's height is 6'1".

    • Larry was awarded with Glen S. Pop Warner Inspiration to Youth Award by Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc.

    • Larry had 416 rushing attempts in the 2006 season whcih is the all-time NFL record for single season.

    • Larry's parents names are Larry Johnson Sr and Christine.

    • Larry was also a second-team all-state selection his senior year at high school and in '97 was named Allegheny Conference Player of the Year.

    • Larry hauled in a 60 yard TD pass the first time he ever touched the ball as a freshman in a contest vs. Arizona at Penn State.

    • Larry was redshirted as a true freshman at Penn State.

    • Larry amassed 1,347 kickoff return yards at his stay at Penn State which is the second-highest total in school history.

    • As a senior at State College Area High School in State College, Pennsylvania Larry ran for 2,159 yards and 29 touchdowns.

    • Larry ran for 374 yards against Punxsutawney High School setting a school record at State College Area High School.

    • Larry finished his collage career as the fifth all-time leading rusher in Nittany Lions history at Penn State.

    • Larry earned a Integrative Arts degree at Penn State.

    • Larry Johnson played in 10 games (3 starts), ran it 120 times for 581 yards, and 11 total touchdowns (9 rushing touchdowns) in the 2004 season with the Chiefs.

    • Larry comes from a Penn State athletic family. Larry, Sr., his father, is the Nittany Lions defensive line coach. In 2000-03 Tony, his brother, was a wide receiver for Penn State and spent time in the NFL with San Francisco and Minnesota in 2004.

    • In Larry's rookie year in the 2003 season with Chefs he played in 6 games (zero starts) ran it 20 times for 85 yards, and 1 TD.

    • Larry was the first player in the NFL to adopt the Junior Player Development program. The Kansas City Missouri School District has used the Junior Player Development program for their middle school football program since 2004. Each week Larry serves as a volunteer coach in the program.

    • Larry played in 46 games (18 starts) during his career at Penn State, rushing 460 times for 2,953 yards (6.4 avg.) with 26 TDs.

    • Larry Johnson ran for 336 times for 1750 yards, and 21 total touchdowns(20 rushing) in the 2005 season with the Chiefs.

    • Larry Johnson ran for 416 times for 1789 yards, and 19 total touchdowns(17 of them rushing TDs)in the 2006 season with the Chiefs.

    • Larry attended Penn State University.

    • In 2001-02 Larry's sister Teresa played on the Penn State softball team on third base.

    • In 2005 Larry established "L.J's Legacy and Growth Youth Foundation" to promote youth development and to enhance the lives of youth.

    • Larry was drafted in the first round (27th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.

    • Larry hosted an Easter Egg Hunt for one thousand kids on the Chiefs practice fields on April 2006.

    • Larry's nickname is LJ.

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