Becoming a Trinity Valley Cardinal means more for Noah Johnson than football

Noah Johnson wants to wear the No.30 to honor Bryce Cook as a new member of the Trinity Valley Cardinals.

Cook, a close friend, and teammate of Johnson passed away last year during Johnson’s senior season at Klein Forest High School in Houston. He is one of the main reasons for Johnson going to Trinity Valley Community College.

He chose Trinity Valley over Kilgore College, Navarro College and Northwestern Oklahoma state.

Noah Johnson played both safety and linebacker during his time there and now will be joining a loaded 2018 Trinity Valley Community College recruiting class.

“What stuck out to me the most at Trinity Valley CC is that it felt like home when I first walked in the building. The tradition behind the program had me impressed and I liked it a lot,” he said.

The Trinity Valley Cardinals finished the 2017-18 season at 9-3 overall (5-2 SWJCFC Region 14) capping off the season with a 48-41 win over Garden City Community College in the CHAMPS Heart of Texas Bowl.

“I believe I will fit well into their defense as a freshman because I’m very versatile. I can play safety, linebacker, and I can also rush off the edge when coach needs me to.”

In his last season as a Klein Forest Eagle, Johnson grew a tremendous amount because he played the right way and got better at each position he was asked to play. He finished his career at Klein Forest with 160 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, six sacks, one touchdown and a 2017 15-6A First Team All-District selection.

The lessons Johnson learned in his final year as a Klein Forest Eagle were to never be selfish and always keep a positive attitude no matter the situation.

Despite the Eagles having a losing season in 2017, Johnson admired the way his team played and the bond that they shared because they all had love for one another.

“Something I want to get out of playing football at the JUCO level [is] first and foremost winning a national championship, becoming an all American and having every school in the country wanting to offer me a scholarship,” he said.

Noah Johnson has finally made it. For him, trusting God’s plan, remaining patient and calm and focusing on the bigger picture has now led him to potentially making his mark as a Trinity Valley Cardinal.