You probably know Tyler Johnson as the most veteran member of Oklahoma State’s defensive end position group.
You also probably know him as the latest former minor league baseball player to have a productive Cowboy career.
But what inspired Johnson to teach himself how to do a backflip? That and more in this week’s edition of Four Factoids.
1. I drive a scooter every day to class. It’s a little blue scooter, and it’s a Yamaha and it’s real little. I’ve been told that I look so funny on this little thing, because I’m like this big guy and I’m driving on this little scooter.
2. I also own a golf cart, and there’s been times where I’ve had to drive it to campus. Let’s just say my scooter was down and out, and the parking is ridiculous, so I have to drive a golf cart.
3. After a long hard day of work (and) practice, my bed is my favorite (spot). Pop in a movie, popcorn. My favorite movie, there’s so many. I really like the new movie that came out, 42. It’s one of my favorites.
4. I can actually do a backflip with no hands. Just growing up as a kid, my favorite player was Ozzie Smith. He would do that backflip, and it was something I learned when I was probably in fourth or fifth grade. A friend was doing backflips and I’m like, :I want to do it.” We were in P.E. class, and I just tried it and I kept doing it and kept doing it. All in one day, I learned how to do it. I’m like “I think I can do it on the ground,” because we were doing it on mattresses, and it was actually raining outside and I wanted to do it. I’m like, “I got this,” so I ran in the rain and did a flip. Ever since then, I was just doing it. I was doing it in baseball when I played.