Here are five things you need to know about cornerback Lonnie Johnson Jr., the Texans 2019 second-round draft pick (54th overall):
*Full name: Lonnie Johnson Jr. *
Height/Weight: 6-2, 213
Hometown: Gary, Indiana
1. The first interception of Johnson’s career came at the 2018 Citrus Bowl when picked off a pass in the third quarter against Penn State. He also recorded four tackles and a pass breakup to help Kentucky its first postseason win since 2009.
2. Mike Vrabel helped recruit Johnson to Ohio State. Vrabel, former Texans defensive coordinator and now Titans head coach, was on the Buckeyes’ coaching staff at the time.
3. When he didn’t qualify for Ohio State academically, Johnson changed course and went to junior college. His first junior college was Bernadino Valley Community College but he soon transferred.
“My first junior college, I walked an hour to school just to go to class and then an hour back to get home after practice,” Johnson said. “My second junior college, I ended up doing two years there, so I ended up going three total years in junior college.”
Johnson graduated from Kentucky in December.
4. His father, Lonnie Johnson Sr., gave him the nickname "Lotto."
“Just basically because I’m lucky,” Johnson said. “I’m lucky to make it out of here, I’m lucky to be in this position. I’m lucky to get drafted. Everything – I’m lucky. That’s why they gave it to me when I was young.”
5. A track standout, Johnson helped Gary West Side win the 2014 state championship with individual titles in the long jump and 4x100 relay. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds at his Pro Day.
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The Texans selected Kentucky CB Lonnie Johnson, Jr. in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft. (via AP images)