Johnnie was a 3 sport 3 year starter at Harlingen High. He led the cardinals to 3 consecutive Battle of the Arroyo victories. Johnnie played at the University of Houston setting an NCAA record by taking 3 interceptions back for touchdowns in a game against the University of Texas. Johnnie went on to play for the San Francisco 49ers as a defensive back and special teams performer, helping the Niners win Super Bowl XXIV against the Denver Broncos. Johnnie is a principal in Houston where he now lives with his family. Accepting the award on Johnnies behalf is Coach Lucio.