Alec Johnson’s ability to adapt to change has served him well. During SDSU’s 2010 football season, Johnson played left guard, but for 2011, he is the Aztec’s starting center – a position in which he is more comfortable. Additionally, when he broke his right hand early this season, he successfully adapted by learning to snap the ball with his left hand.
The Denver native also made the adjustment to San Diego and the Southern California lifestyle after he chose to come to San Diego State during a recruiting trip.
The change in scenery obviously agreed with him in that Johnson has not only been successful on the field, but has been an outstanding achiever in the classroom as well. Johnson, a marketing major, has been named to the All-Academic Mountain West Conference team and is has been honored as an SDSU Scholar-Athlete. He said chose to major in marketing “because of the job opportunities after college and because I enjoyed my marketing classes.”
He may need to put those job opportunities on hold after he graduates in the spring of 2012, provided he fulfills his dream to play in the NFL. However, he has one goal to accomplish before he adjusts to a career in either profession football or in marketing,: “I’d like to travel around the world before finding any type of job.”