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Brian Leonard - My Sacrifice
Brian Leonard - My Sacrifice
Published: 2007/05/01
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Rutgers RB Brian Leonard
Rutgers RB Brian Leonard's High School Highlights
Published: 2007/01/26
Channel: gridironnation
The Legend of Brian Leonard
The Legend of Brian Leonard
Published: 2007/03/05
Channel: owntheowner
Leonard Goes Airborn against the Ville
Leonard Goes Airborn against the Ville
Published: 2006/11/09
Channel: nmbarton
BRIAN LEONARD - NFL DRAFT PICK
BRIAN LEONARD - NFL DRAFT PICK
Published: 2007/04/29
Channel: HITMANIV
Brian Leonard Tribute
Brian Leonard Tribute
Published: 2008/02/29
Channel: Jack Tonner
Rutgers FB Brian Leonard on "Rome is Burning"
Rutgers FB Brian Leonard on "Rome is Burning"
Published: 2012/07/10
Channel: RVision1766
Brian Leonard, DO, Thornton Medical Center
Brian Leonard, DO, Thornton Medical Center
Published: 2016/12/20
Channel: SCL Physicians
PT 1 Reincarnation of Jesus Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall (Documentary)
PT 1 Reincarnation of Jesus Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall (Documentary)
Published: 2010/06/12
Channel: SherrieLeaLaird
The Man of the Shroud of Turin Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall
The Man of the Shroud of Turin Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall
Published: 2015/05/06
Channel: andrewhitchcock23
Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall  False Christ Exposed!!
Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall False Christ Exposed!!
Published: 2017/05/10
Channel: Anon-I-Mus
Brian Leonard Coak (1938 - 2016) - Tribute
Brian Leonard Coak (1938 - 2016) - Tribute
Published: 2016/10/04
Channel: symon coak
ReactJS - Native Testing - Brian Leonard
ReactJS - Native Testing - Brian Leonard
Published: 2016/02/02
Channel: reactjs sf meetup
Ray Rice and Brian Leonard
Ray Rice and Brian Leonard
Published: 2007/08/10
Channel: x3RJay
Yahweh thoughts Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall
Yahweh thoughts Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall
Published: 2012/08/18
Channel: Strawman Burneth
Part 1 - The Delivery - Barista Brian Leonard
Part 1 - The Delivery - Barista Brian Leonard
Published: 2017/01/03
Channel: Brian Leonard
Cure cancer, AIDS, disease BRIAN LEONARD GOLIGHTLY MARSHALL
Cure cancer, AIDS, disease BRIAN LEONARD GOLIGHTLY MARSHALL
Published: 2013/04/26
Channel: pierrefourtwenty
Get to know Brian Leonard
Get to know Brian Leonard
Published: 2015/02/10
Channel: balletarizona
A Story About Sean - w/ Brian Leonard & Embrace Kids Foundation
A Story About Sean - w/ Brian Leonard & Embrace Kids Foundation
Published: 2012/05/18
Channel: LunarSportsGroup
BRIAN LEONARD & JANELLE GOLIGHTLY MARSHALL SHOT
BRIAN LEONARD & JANELLE GOLIGHTLY MARSHALL SHOT
Published: 2010/07/22
Channel: WolfgangPuckerup
Math on Brian Leonard Marshall taken down from 5 doves
Math on Brian Leonard Marshall taken down from 5 doves
Published: 2011/12/27
Channel: Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall
ABC News Clip of Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall Curing HIV-AIDS in New Guinea
ABC News Clip of Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall Curing HIV-AIDS in New Guinea
Published: 2010/11/09
Channel: BrianIsYahweh Marshall
Brian leonard #40
Brian leonard #40
Published: 2011/08/13
Channel: rtrtrt513
Infowars Nightly News 2012-09-28 Friday - Brian Leonard
Infowars Nightly News 2012-09-28 Friday - Brian Leonard
Published: 2012/09/29
Channel: Astonisher3
False Prophet Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall is NOT Jesus
False Prophet Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall is NOT Jesus
Published: 2010/07/12
Channel: Scutter Martin
The Shroud of Turin Face is Brian Leonard Golightly-Marshall announced by Pope Benedict XVI
The Shroud of Turin Face is Brian Leonard Golightly-Marshall announced by Pope Benedict XVI
Published: 2015/11/19
Channel: SwordOfTruth3168
2 Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall
2 Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall
Published: 2012/04/21
Channel: MrCapstoneProduction
Former NFL Player Brian Leonard discusses Coach Demarest
Former NFL Player Brian Leonard discusses Coach Demarest
Published: 2017/05/16
Channel: New Jersey Warriors Football
Jesus Christ Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall And The Shroud of Turin
Jesus Christ Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall And The Shroud of Turin
Published: 2013/10/31
Channel: Chooka Marshall
Jesus & Shroud Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall
Jesus & Shroud Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall
Published: 2011/12/15
Channel: Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall
Wonderware Deep Dives: Today’s Cloud Based Automation Solutions with Brian Leonard
Wonderware Deep Dives: Today’s Cloud Based Automation Solutions with Brian Leonard
Published: 2016/09/06
Channel: Wonderware Software
Pope talk with Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall, King of Kings
Pope talk with Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall, King of Kings
Published: 2013/03/28
Channel: Chooka Marshall
3 Days Of Darkness - Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall
3 Days Of Darkness - Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall
Published: 2012/12/20
Channel: Chooka Marshall
Redis as a Message Bus -- Brian Leonard, Task Rabbit
Redis as a Message Bus -- Brian Leonard, Task Rabbit
Published: 2016/07/02
Channel: Redis Labs
In Loving memory of Brian Leonard
In Loving memory of Brian Leonard
Published: 2015/12/24
Channel: Tami Maron-desLauriers
Christ says Christian Europe is the Holy of Holies evict all Muslims
Christ says Christian Europe is the Holy of Holies evict all Muslims
Published: 2016/11/30
Channel: SwordOfTruth3168
Rutgers, 2006 Texas Bowl, Brian Leonard
Rutgers, 2006 Texas Bowl, Brian Leonard
Published: 2006/12/30
Channel: Deborah Esposito
Rutgers, Brian Leonard, On the Banks of the Ole Raritan
Rutgers, Brian Leonard, On the Banks of the Ole Raritan
Published: 2006/11/26
Channel: Deborah Esposito
leonard camp12 vid
leonard camp12 vid
Published: 2012/06/29
Channel: ncsportsnet
Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall is EVIL!!!!!!!!!
Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall is EVIL!!!!!!!!!
Published: 2011/04/17
Channel: USMCVET99
2006 Campbell Trophy Winner Brian Leonard (Rutgers) - Highlights
2006 Campbell Trophy Winner Brian Leonard (Rutgers) - Highlights
Published: 2014/10/09
Channel: NFFOnDemand
Brian Leonard Collection
Brian Leonard Collection
Published: 2009/03/08
Channel: jwman91
The Artie Lange Show - Brian Leonard - In The Studio
The Artie Lange Show - Brian Leonard - In The Studio
Published: 2013/03/06
Channel: Artie Lange
The pathophysiology of major depressive disorders Brian Leonard
The pathophysiology of major depressive disorders Brian Leonard
Published: 2016/04/21
Channel: Burkon Media
Hands & Feet Scars Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall ~ Reincarnation of Jesus
Hands & Feet Scars Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall ~ Reincarnation of Jesus
Published: 2013/05/10
Channel: pierrefourtwenty
Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall Proclamation to Queen Elizabeth II
Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall Proclamation to Queen Elizabeth II
Published: 2012/03/23
Channel: TheMostRoyalManAlive
GOD IS HERE  Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall--Yahweh
GOD IS HERE Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall--Yahweh's megaslideshow part 1
Published: 2014/11/03
Channel: andrewhitchcock23
rutgers vs syracuse brian leonard
rutgers vs syracuse brian leonard
Published: 2006/11/28
Channel: ohnotnowbaby
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Published: 2012/12/22
Channel: TheTruthIsBrian
Fiscalidad Internacional de Deloitte Legal - Brian Leonard
Fiscalidad Internacional de Deloitte Legal - Brian Leonard
Published: 2016/12/14
Channel: Deloitte España
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Brian Leonard
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Leonard with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2011
No. 23, 40, 30
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-02-03) February 3, 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth: Gouverneur, New York
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
College: Rutgers
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 828
Rushing average: 3.7
Rushing touchdowns: 0
Receptions: 142
Receiving yards: 1,008
Receiving touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Brian Leonard (born February 3, 1984) is a former American football running back. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Rutgers.

Leonard also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

College career[edit]

Leonard committed to play football at Rutgers University in August 2001.[1] As a high school senior he was a 3-star (out of 5) recruit, according to Rivals.com, and had scholarship offers from several prominent schools including Penn State University and Syracuse University. In track & field, Leonard competed in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and the long jump. He posted impressive wins in both the 100 and 200 at the Section VII/X Track and Field Championships. Leonard was a four-time honor roll student. In high school, he was projected to play linebacker at the next level.[2] Leonard largely credits his brother, Nate Leonard, for why he chose Rutgers. Nate was also recruited to play football in college before injuring his knee. Unlike other Big East and ACC teams who stopped recruiting him as a collegiate football player due to his injury, Rutgers then-coach Terry Shea honored his scholarship offer to the elder Leonard brother, and Nate Leonard came to Rutgers to play football. Brian valued Rutgers's loyalty to his brother and ultimately decided to play football at Rutgers.[3]

Beginning in his sophomore campaign, Leonard became known nationally for hurdling over would-be tacklers. During the opening game of the 2005 campaign in Urbana-Champaign against Illinois, he brought himself to the attention of sportscasters and pundits in the third quarter, taking a pitch from quarterback Ryan Hart on a 2nd down and 4 play from Rutgers's 17 yard line. Running left, Leonard hurdled over the top of a waiting linebacker at the 24 yard line and ran 83 yards for a touchdown in an ultimately losing effort against the Illini. The play was named the top college football highlight of that season's opening weekend by ESPN. In 2006, he was promoted as a Heisman Trophy candidate. A video clip of Leonard, concluding with the slogan "Leonard for Heisman," was aired on the NBC Astrovision screen in New York City’s Times Square. Despite being acknowledged as a Heisman candidate, Leonard elected to take on a diminished role as a blocker and allow Ray Rice to become a star. He was also named starting fullback on the 2007 Senior Bowl North Squad, where he finished with 16 yards rushing and 13 yards receiving, 3rd overall on the team in total yardage.

"He's a very, very, very, very, very underrated player...he's the best running back I've played against since I've been in college." (This includes Kevin Jones, Julius Jones, and Darius Walker) "That combination of power and speed is amazing. Some of the runs he makes in the open field, he can cut like a tailback. He jumps over safeties when they try and cut him, but then he runs over linebackers and defensive linemen. His combination of power and speed just makes him the best at what he does."
- Former Pitt and former Washington Redskins LB H.B. Blades on Brian Leonard

School records[edit]

In the Rutgers record books, Leonard finished his career ranked fourth all-time rushing yards (2,775), fourth all-time rushing touchdowns (32), sixth all-time receiving yards (1,864), first all-time receptions (207), tied for fourth all-time receiving touchdowns (13), second all-time all-purpose yards (4,639), first all-time combined touchdowns (45), and first all-time career points scored (272).

Awards[edit]

He graduated with a degree in labor studies.

Professional career[edit]

NFL Draft prospect[edit]

As an NFL prospect, Leonard was targeted by almost every draft expert and website to be the top fullback (as well as one of the higher-ranked halfbacks) and most likely will be playing a hybrid halfback / fullback / H-Back position in the pros. Leonard was projected as a day one selection, as high as the first round. In their pre-draft speculations. At the 2007 NFL Combine Leonard was timed at 4.49 in the 40-yard dash, which is exceptionally fast for a fullback and above average for a running back; also, bench pressed 225 lbs 28 times (most of any running back). NFL Network's Mike Mayock had Leonard ranked as the #4 running back in the draft. SportingNews says of Leonard that he was "misused as a traditional fullback... would prosper in a one-back set..."

Pre-draft measureables[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1½ in 226 lb 4.49 s 1.54 s 2.60 s 4.22 s 6.88 s 34½ in 10 ft 2 in 28 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[4]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

On April 28, 2007, Leonard was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the second round with the 52nd overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft. Leonard signed a four-year, $2.8 million contract on July 24, 2007, that includes $1.55 million in guaranteed money. Coach Scott Linehan decided to use Leonard as a fullback, running back, and a special third-down back, in relief of Steven Jackson. Linehan also stated that Leonard would see 15-20 snaps per game.[5] In rookie training camps, Leonard was one of only two running backs, the other being Brad Lau. “We only have two backs right now so I am running in single back and halfback so I will be the running back unless we get another running back in here,” Leonard said. “It’s nice to get the reps, but it is tiring.”[6] Leonard ran for the Rams first touchdown of the year against the Minnesota Vikings in preseason on August 10, 2007.[7] He had his first 100-yard rushing game, typically a milestone amongst running backs, on October 7, 2007 at home against the Arizona Cardinals.

Leonard underwent surgery on both his shoulders after the season.

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Leonard was traded to the Cincinnati Bengals on May 7, 2009 for defensive tackle Orien Harris.[8] His struggle for a roster spot was chronicled in the HBO series Hard Knocks with several parts focused on the battle between Leonard and DeDe Dorsey for the final running back spot.

Over the course of 2009 season, Leonard didn't see much rushing action because the team was using Cedric Benson as their primary running back and also signed Larry Johnson, limiting the number of Leonard's rushing attempts. However, he has often been targeted on third- and fourth down passing plays and has made several key conversions for the Bengals. For example, on September 27 in a game against the defending Super Bowl Champions Pittsburgh Steelers, Leonard caught a pass from Carson Palmer on 4th down, converting for the first down with 31 seconds left, extending the eventual winning drive. On December 27, he recorded an eight-yard reception in a 3rd-and-7 situation to keep what would eventually be the game winning drive against the Kansas City Chiefs alive.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On April 1, 2013, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Leonard reuniting him with his former head coach at Rutgers, Greg Schiano.[9]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Leonard was brought in by multiple teams during training camp in 2014, but failed to secure a roster spot. Eventually, he signed with the New Orleans Saints on November 12, 2014,[10] but was released one week later.

Personal[edit]

Leonard has been active in the community, especially doing considerable work with children. In 2006, Peter King wrote an article in Sports Illustrated selecting Leonard as his personal candidate for Sportsman of the Year, due to Leonard's on- and off-field accomplishments. Leonard currently resides in Morristown, New Jersey.

Brian Leonard Football Camp[edit]

Since its inception in 2009, the Brian Leonard Football Camp has brought young football players together with skilled coaches and NFL pros to provide a learning experience to improve participant play and provide recruitment opportunities. The annual camp is held at Sandstoner Park, in Potsdam, New York which is close to Brian's hometown of Gouverneur.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Curry, Steve. "NY LB Still Committed?". Retrieved July 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Brian Leonard". Retrieved July 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ Pedulla, Tom (April 17, 2007). "RB Leonard carries one chance at two dreams". USA Today. Retrieved July 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ Brian Leonard NFL Draft Scout.com
  5. ^ Mantzouranis, Tom (2007-05-24). "Will Brian Leonard Hurt Steven Jackson's Production?". AOL Sports. Retrieved 2007-05-31. 
  6. ^ Wagoner, Nick (2007-05-12). "Rookies Adjusting to NFL Tempo.". St. Louis Rams. Archived from the original on 2007-05-25. Retrieved 2007-05-31. 
  7. ^ "Leonard, Lovell lift Rams past Vikings". Wire Reports. NFL.com. 2007-08-10. Retrieved 2007-08-11. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Bengals trade Harris for Leonard". ESPN. May 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  9. ^ Free Agent Signings Bolster Bucs' Depth Chart Archived March 6, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "Running Back Brian Leonard joining New Orleans Saints, per agent". The Times-Picayune. Nov 12, 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-12. 

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