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Darius Leonard Biography

Darius Leonard is an American football linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He is best known for leading his team in tackles and named the First-Team All-Pro and Defensive Rookie of the Year.

He also played for college football for the South Carolina State Bulldogs and was named in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Colts

Darius Leonard Age

Darius was born on July 27, 1995, in Nichols, South Carolina. He is 23 years of age as of 2018

Darius Leonard Family

Leonard was born in Nichols, South Carolina, as one of the nine children to a single mother.  Two of his older brothers were arrested and sentenced to life for murder, while he was in middle school

Darius Leonard Height|Weight

  • Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
  • Weight: 234 lb (106 kg)

Darius Leonard Image

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Darius Leonard Career

The NFL Award winner played in the 2018 Senior Bowl and recorded a game-high 14 combined tackles (five solos) as part of Bill O’Brien’s North team that defeated the South 45–16 after he accepted the invitation. The American footballer completed the bench press, 40-yard dash, 20-yard dash, and 10-yard dash at the NFL Combine and on March 20, 2018, Leonard participated at South Carolina State’s pro day and performed the rest of his combine drills.

Darius Leonard Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $3.83.Million

Darius Leonard Stats

Tackles

Def Interceptions

Fumbles

Date

Week

Tm

Opp

Result

GS

Sk

Solo

Ast

Comb

TFL

QBHits

Int

Yds

TD

PD

Fmb

FF

FR

Yds

TD

2018-09-09

1

IND
CINL 23-34

*

0.0

6

3

9

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

2018-09-16

2

IND

@

WASW 21-9

*

1.0

15

4

19

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

2018-09-23

3

IND

@

PHIL 16-20

*

2.0

9

4

13

5

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

2018-09-30

4

IND
HOUL 34-37

*

1.0

8

5

13

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2018-10-14

6

IND

@

NYJL 34-42

*

0.0

4

4

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

2018-10-21

7

IND
BUFW 37-5

*

0.0

12

5

17

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

2018-10-28

8

IND

@

OAKW 42-28

*

0.0

4

5

9

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

2018-11-11

10

IND
JAXW 29-26

*

0.0

5

4

9

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2018-11-18

11

IND
TENW 38-10

*

1.0

5

2

7

0

1

1

10

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

2018-11-25

12

IND
MIAW 27-24

*

1.0

9

1

10

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2018-12-02

13

IND

@

JAXL 0-6

*

0.0

4

5

9

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2018-12-09

14

IND

@

HOUW 24-21

*

1.0

9

3

12

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

2018-12-16

15

IND
DALW 23-0

*

0.0

9

2

11

1

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

2018-12-23

16

IND
NYGW 28-27

*

0.0

8

1

9

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2018-12-30

17

IND

@

TENW 33-17

*

0.0

4

4

8

0

0

1

28

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

2019-01-05

18

IND

@

HOUW 21-7

*

0.0

5

8

13

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

2019-01-12

19

IND

@

KAN

Darius Leonard College

He played college football for the South Carolina State Bulldogs and was drafted in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Colts.

Darius Leonard Nfl

He played in the  Indianapolis Colts of the NFL, which is a professional American Football consisting of 32 teams which are divided equally between the National Football Conference.

Darius Leonard Contract

Year

Age

Base Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Number

Cap %

Dead Money & Cap Savings

Prorated

Roster

Workout

Other

2018

23

$480,000 $480,000$837,783

$0

$0

$0

$1,317,783

0.7%

2019

24

$809,446 $809,446$837,783

$0

$0

$0

$1,647,229

0.9%

$3,510,712

($1,863,483)

2020

25

$1,138,892 $187,917$837,783

$0

$0

$0

$1,976,675

1.0%

$1,863,483

$113,192

2021

26

$1,468,338$837,783

$0

$0

$0

$2,306,121

$837,783

$1,468,338

Total

$3,896,676$3,351,132

$0

$0

$0

$7,247,808

Darius Leonard Video

 

Darius Leonard News

Darius Leonard’s Rise to Defensive Rookie of the Year

Published: Feb 4, 2019, 8:00am EST

Source: www.stampedeblue.com

He was deemed “one of the draft’s worst moves”.

He was rejected from his dream college.

He was snubbed from the Pro Bowl.

Saturday, he was named the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Darius Leonard entered the NFL virtually unknown. While he had dreams of playing for Dabo Swinney in Death Valley, he settled on a small FCS school in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He would become one of the best linebackers in South Carolina State’s history, ending his collegiate career with 394 tackles, 21.5 sacks, six interceptions, and eight forced fumbles. He completed his career at SC State as a two-time Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year.

“I didn’t get the respect, and I still don’t think I get the respect because of the school I went to,” he told Indy Star’s, Zak Keefer. “Nobody knew who I was.”

Colts’ GM Chris Ballard kept his eyes on Leonard throughout the combine and the Colts selected him in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. This decision was met with much criticism, but Ballard knew he’d made the right move.

In his second NFL game, he recorded 19 tackles – and that was just the beginning. He finished his rookie season as the NFL’s leading tackler, tallied 12 tackles for loss, seven sacks, eight passes defensed, two interceptions, four forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. He certainly lived up to his “Maniac” nickname.

In addition to being awarded Defensive Rookie of the Year, Leonard won numerous honors throughout the season. He was awarded AFC Defensive Player of the month in December, AFC Defensive Player of the Week in weeks two and 17, Defensive Rookie of the Month in September and NFL Rookie of the Week in weeks two and eight. He and guard Quenton Nelson became the first pair of rookie teammates to be named First Team All-Pro since Hall of Famers Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers.

The guy really is a maniac.

Not only does he have an armful of honors to show off, but he helped boost a weak defense and turn the Colts around from a 1-5 start to nine straight wins and a Wild Card playoff spot.

”We certainly thought he had the attributes to do that and the physical traits to take that step and that leap. We have felt that all along,” defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus said in December. “We just didn’t know how fast the development would be there. That’s really attributed to him. I mean he has accelerated his learning and has done a good job of picking up the package.”

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