Brad Johnson

Volleyball

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Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
Current Residence: Pompano Beach, Fla.
College: University of Florida/University of South Florida

PERSONAL:  Born Bradley Johnson on Sept. 9, 1970 in Milwaukee, Wis... Parents are Odell and Anna Johnson...Attended Riverside University High School from 1984 to 1988... Graduated from the University of South Florida in 1992 with a degree in criminology... Played intramural football, tennis and rugby in college... After losing both legs in a car accident, Brad began law school at the University of South Florida… After graduating from USF, Brad began playing sitting volleyball, but also pursued his interest in sailing… He was named to the U.S. Sailing Team and won a bronze medal at the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece, in 2004... Brad currently lives in Florida and works as an attorney. Lists the Green Bay Packers as favorite sports team... Favorite food is seafood... Hobbies include fishing, photography, and sailing... Brad was selected to be the U.S. flagbearer at the 2007 Parapan American Games.

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2010 –  Helped the U.S. Men's Sitting Team to 10th place at Sitting World Championships in Oklahoma... Parapan American Championship in Denver, Colo.  (Silver Medal)…WOWD World Cup in Port Said, Egypt (Fifth Place). 2009 – Parapan American Championship in Montreal, Canada (Gold Medal). 2007 – Parapan American Games Rio de Janiero, Brazil (Silver Medal). 2006 – Sitting World Championship Roermond, Netherlands (ninth). 2004 – Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece (sixth). 2003 – Parapan American Games Edmonton, Alberta (Gold Medal). 2000 – Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 –  Brad appeared in 16 sets for the U.S. men at the 2010 Sitting Volleyball World Championships. He was second highest in service aces with five, 0.21 per set, and finished the tournament with 10 points.