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Athlete Q&A: Sam Johnson

Two Harbors junior Sam Johnson has broken out with nearly 300 yards and four touchdowns in the Agates' last two games. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)

NAME: Sam Johnson

AGE: 16

HEIGHT: 5'11"

YEAR: Junior

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

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