Detroit Lions

Position
RB
 
Jersey
25
Name  Mikel Leshoure
Born  3/30/1990
Height  6-0
Weight  227
College  Illinois
 
Notes:
Named a Second-Team All-American by the Associated Press and a First-Team All-Big Ten performer following a junior season at Illinois where he broke the single-season school record with 1,697 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns...Helped lead the Fighting Illini to their first bowl victory since 1999, a 38-14 win over Baylor in the 2010 Texas Bowl, and was named the game's MVP as he rushed for a Texas Bowl-record 187 yards and threetouchdowns...Named to the 2010 Doak Walker Award Watch List after being named honorable mention All-Big Ten as a sophomore in 2009...Generated 911 all-purpose yards in 2009 and scored seven TDs...Played in nine games as a true freshman before missing the final three games of the campaign due to injury...Displayed some immaturity early in his college career, but more recently was praised by UI head coach Ron Zook for his growth.

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