WKU Leverick Johnson had a 61-yard interception return for a touchdown in win over FIU

WKU junior Leverick Johnson had a highlight reel interception in win over Florida International

Western Kentucky defensive back Leverick Johnson helped fuel the Hilltoppers 49-21 win over visiting Florida International when he turned a impressive tipped-ball interception into an even greater highlight when he returned it 61-yards for a touchdown.

With the Hilltoppers leading 21-7 early in the second quarter, Johnson ran stride-for-stride with FIU receiver Thomas Owens on a deep route, tipping the intended 35-yard pass with his right hand before hauling it in and turning the opposite direction.  After slipping by a couple initial would-be tacklers, Johnson followed a wall of blockers down the home sideline and broke through at the goal line.

The product of Miami (Fla.) Northwestern has two interceptions and seven pass break-ups on the season.

Check out the highlight package from Campus Insiders in the video player above.


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