Louden Johnson: Athlete and Student

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Once considered to be one of the little guys, he's now an accomplished Chickasaw student and athlete. Louden’s skills as a varsity football player helped him lead his team to a coveted state championship title in 2011. He is also a four-time Defensive Player of the Week, was named as the Purcell Register’s Defensive Player of the Year and received the 2010 Most Improved and Rookie of the Year awards.

In addition to excelling on the football field, he also excels in the classroom. Louden maintains a 4.0 grade point average, has served two years on the Wayne High School student council and has twice been elected a Future Farmers of America officer. Learn more about Louden and the Chickasaw Nation at Chickasaw.tv

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