Team

Mikel Leshoure
RB #25
Height:
6-0
Weight:
227
Age:
24
College:
Illinois
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2013):

CAR
2
YDS
9
AVG
4.5
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 217 807 3.7 16 9 34 214 6.3 15 0 3 3
2013 DET 3 0 2 9 4.5 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 DET 14 14 215 798 3.7 16 9 34 214 6.3 15 0 3 3
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 MIN W 34-24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @ARI L 21-25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @WAS W 27-20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 CHI W 40-32 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @GB L 9-22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @CLE W 31-17 2 9 4.5 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 CIN L 24-27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 DAL W 31-30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @CHI W 21-19 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @PIT L 27-37 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 TB L 21-24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 GB W 40-10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 @PHI L 20-34 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 BAL L 16-18 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 NYG L 20-23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 @MIN L 13-14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

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  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round (57th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE Started 17 of 33 games at Illinois, carrying the ball 424 times for 2, 557 yards (6.03 yards per carry) and 23 touchdowns. Added 37 receptions for 439 yards (11.86 yards per catch) and 5 touchdowns to his career total. His 2,557 rushing yards tie Juice Williams (2006-09) for sixth place on the school career-record list, while his 23 touchdown runs tie the legendary Red Grange (1923-25) and Ty Douthard (1993-96) for seventh on the school career-record chart. In 2010, his 1,697 yards on the ground broke the previous Illini season-record of 1,681 yards by Rashard Mendenhall (2007), and his 281 rushing attempts are the second-highest season total by an Illinois player, surpassed by only Robert Holcombe (297 in 1997).

  • Gained 330 yards rushing vs. Northwestern in 2010, topping the old school game-record of 315 by Robert Holcombe vs. Minnesota in 1996. They are the only Illini ball carriers to gain 300 yards rushing in a contest.
  • Ran for 100 yards in 12 contests, tying Jim Grabowski (1963-65) for second in school annals behind Robert Holcombe's 16 (1994-97).
  • Generated 1,893 all-purpose yards in 2010, joining Mendenhall (1,999 in 2007) and Keith Jones (1,818 in 1988) as the only Illini players to gain over 1,800 all-purpose yards in a campaign.
  • Had a career-best vs. Northwestern his senior year, the most by a Big Ten player in a game since Ron Dayne of Wisconsin amassed 341 yards vs. Hawaii in 1996. His 341 all-purpose yards rank second on the school game-record chart behind Grange's 402 vs. Michigan in 1924.

2010: Started in all 13 games played, rushing for 1,697 yards on 281 carries for 17 touchdowns. His 281 carries rank second-best season total in Illini annals while his 17 scores tied the Illini annual record that Mendenhall first set in 2007. Ranked second in the league and fifth in the nation with an average of 130.54 yards per game rushing. Also added 17 receptions for 196 yards and 3 touchdowns. His 20 total touchdowns and 122 points scored established a pair of school season records. Finished 20th nationally and second in the conference with an average of 145.62 alll-purpose yards per game. All-American second-team selection by the NFL Draft Report and the Associated Press, earning third-team recognition from Rivals.com and honorable mention from Sports Illustrated.

  • Ran for over 100 yards nine times, surpassing Mendenhall's record of eight in 2007.
  • Was a consensus All-Big-Ten Conference first-team pick, adding Big Ten Player of the Week honors three times and Walter Camp Football Foundation National Player of the Week accolades vs. Northwestern.
  • Broke the Illini annual mark with nine 100-yard rushing performances.
  • Generated 84 first-down carries, converting 14-of-26 third-down snaps and all seven of his fourth-down tries.
  • On 264 non-touchdowns runs, it took more than one defender to take him down 93 times (25.23%).
  • Gained at least 10 yards on 43 carries, including 16 for 20 yards or longer.
  • Had crucial rushing attempts that led to 29 Illini touchdowns and on twelve other possessions that resulted in field goals.
  • Carried for positive yardage 43 times inside the red zone, including 18 times on goal-line plays.

2009: Started in 3 of 11 games played, rushing for 734 yards on 108 carries for 5 touchdowns, and placed fifth on the team with 14 receptions for 177 yards and 2 scores. His 108 carries placed first on the team. All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention.

  • Recorded 3 solo tackles, 1 vs. Missouri and 2 at Ohio State.
  • His average of 66.73 yards per game rushing ranked sixth in the Big Ten and 77th nationally.

2008: Played in nine games and started in one contest at tailback vs. Indiana as a true-freshman. Ranked fourth on the team with 126 yards on 35 carries (3.6 yards per carry) that included 1 touchdown. Add 66 yards on 6 receptions (11.0 yards per catch).

PERSONAL: Attended Centennial High School (Champaign, Ill), playing football for Head Coach Mike McDonnell. Received a three-star prospect rating from both Rivals.com and Scout.com after his senior season. Rated the tenth-best overall prospect in the state and the nation's 28th-best running back by Rivals.

  • Named first-team All-State by the Champaign News-Gazette, earning special mention All-State honors by the Chicago Tribune in 2007.
  • The Prep Star All-American was also a member of Scouts.com's Midwest Hot 100 squad.
  • During his sophomore season, he rushed for over 1,400 yards.
  • As a junior, he received All-Area, All-Conference and All-State first-team honors and accumulated 2,474 yards, averaging 6.4 yards per carry, scoring 29 touchdowns on the ground and picking up 192 yards and 3 more scores receiving in only 10 games.
  • Closed out his Chargers career by 4,652 yards on 681 carries for an average of 6.8 yards, as he scored 52 rushing touchdowns.
  • Son of Jacqueline Frazier-Jones and resides in Champaign, Illinois.

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