Athlete Q&A: Sam Johnson
NAME: Sam Johnson
TEAM: Two Harbors football
POSITION: running and defensive back
2018 RUSHING YARDS: 291
2018 TOUCHDOWNS: 4
What college or professional athlete inspires you and why?
Adam Thielen. He was an (NCAA) Division II school graduate, not even invited to the combine, but because of his work ethic he has become an all-star on the Vikings.
What is one of your most memorable moments as an athlete?
In Greenway (Sept. 28), after breaking off a 67-yard touchdown run — that happened to be my first one — I ran over to Coach (Tom) Nelson who literally picked me up and squeezed so tight that I couldn't breathe.
What are your plans after graduation?
I would like to attend a four-year college and earn a bachelor's degree at either the University of Minnesota Duluth or Bemidji State University, then maybe continue my education at medical school.
Sam Johnson's favorites
PRO TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
PRO ATHLETE: Adam Thielen
COLLEGE TEAM: Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs
MOVIE: "The Benchwarmers"
TV SHOW: "The Office"
BOOK: "Harry Potter" series
ACTOR: John Krasinski
SONG: "Mona Lisa" by Lil Wayne
BAND/MUSICIAN: Lil Wayne or Drake