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    Mikel Leshoure
    5 Mikel Leshoure
    Hometown:
    Champaign, Ill.

    High School:
    Centennial

    Weight:
    230

    Position:
    RB

    Birthdate:
    03/30/1990

    Lettered:
    2008-10

    Leshoure Photo Gallery

    AWARDS & HONORS
    • College Football Performance Awards Running Back of the Year (2010)
    • Second-team All-American by the Associated Press (2010)
    • Third-team All-American by Rivals.com and Phil Steele (2010)
    • Honorable mention All-American by SI.com and Pro Football Weekly (2010)
    • First-team All-Big Ten by both coaches and media (2010)
    • 2010 Texas Bowl MVP
    • 2010 Team MVP and Most Outstanding Offensive Back

    RECORDS
    • Illinois season rushing yards (1,697)
    • Illinois season points scored (122)
    • Illinois season total touchdowns (20) and rushing touchdowns (17 - tied with Rashard Mendenhall)
    • Illinois season 100-yard rushing games (9) and consecutive 100-yard rushing games (5)
    • Illinois single-game rushing yards - 330 vs. Northwestern at Wrigley Field, 11/20/10
    • Finished sixth on the UI career rushing list (2,557) and second in school history in all-purpose yards (1,893)

    2010 (Junior): Second-team All-American by the Associated Press, Third-team All-American by Rivals.com and Phil Steele, and honorable mention All-American by SI.com and Pro Football Weekly ... First-team All-Big Ten by both coaches and media ... Phil Steele's first-team All-Big Ten ... Awarded the 2010 College Football Performance Awards Running Back trophy as the top running back in the nation ... Declared for the 2011 NFL draft after his junior season ... Named team MVP and Outstanding Offensive Back after breaking Illinois season records for rushing yards (1,697), points (122), total touchdowns (20), 100-yard rushing games (9), consecutive 100-yard rushing games (5) and tied the season record for rushing touchdowns (17) ... Finished second in the Big Ten and fifth in the nation in rushing (130.5 ypg) ... Ranked second in the Big Ten and 20th in the nation in all-purpose yards ... Tied for first in the Big Ten and tied for eighth in the nation in overall scoring (9.4 ppg) and led the Big Ten with 20 TDs ... Finished career tied for sixth on the UI career rushing list (2,557) and ranks second in school history in all-purpose yards (1,893) ... Averaged 6.0 yards per carry in 2010 and during career ... Tied for first in the nation with 11 runs of 30+ yards and had the second-most runs of 20+ yards with 17 ... Played and started in all 13 games ... Named Texas Bowl MVP after rushing for 184 yards on 29 carries with three rushing TDs, plus one two-point conversion ... Led team with 142 yards on 19 carries, including a 35-yard TD run, at Fresno State to earn Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors for third time this season ... Earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, Walter Camp Foundation National Player of the Week, Rivals.com National Player of the Week and College Football Performance National Performer of the Week honors after rushing for a school-record 330 rushing yards - the highest total by an FBS player in 2010 - in win over Northwestern at Wrigley Field ... Against the Wildcats he tallied two rushing TDs, had a career-high 33 carries and tied his career long run of 70 yards ... Led team with 141 yards on 18 carries and two TDs against Minnesota ... Tallied a career-high five touchdowns - three rushing and two receiving - at Michigan and had 172 total yards (120 rushing and career-high 52 receiving) against the Wolverines to earn his first Big Ten Player of the Week honor of the season ... Posted 46 receiving yards and had three TDs in victory over Purdue ... Had 27 carries for 119 yards, plus a 32-yard reception, in Illinois first-ever win at Penn State ... Paced the offense with 24 carries for 180 yards and one touchdown in win over Northern Illinois ... Became the 36th Illini to top the 1,000-yard rushing mark with a team-best 106 yards and two TDs against Southern Illinois ... Named a preseason candidate for the Doak Walker Award ... Preseason second team All-Big Ten by Athlon, Lindy's and Phil Steele.

    2009 (Sophomore): Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors ... Ranked sixth in the Big Ten and 71st in the NCAA in rushing with 66.7 yards per game ... Played in 11 games, starting three ... Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for his career performance against Fresno State, rushing for 184 yards on 11 carries, 16.7 yards per carry, in the season finale ... Also scored two rushing touchdowns and caught a 22-yard touchdown pass against the Bulldogs ... Rushed for 14 yards and caught three passes for 17 yards against Cincinnati ... Led the team with 76 rushing yards on 13 carries for an average of 5.8 yards per rush against Northwestern ... Posted 25 yards on 10 carries as well as one catch for nine yards in win over Minnesota ... Had a career day with 150 yards on 21 carries, including a 70-yard touchdown run, in win over Michigan ... Rushed for his first 100-yard game with 122 yards on 15 carries at Purdue ... Also had a career-long run of 65 yards and averaged 8.1 yards per rush vs. the Boilermakers ... Led team with a career performance with highs of 12 carries for 78 yards against Indiana ... Also had a career best three catches for 26 yards vs. the Hoosiers ... Rushed for 22 yards and had a catch for 41 yards and two touchdowns against Michigan State ... Led the team with 25 rushing yards, while also catching one pass for seven yards against Ohio State ... Sat out vs. Illinois State for violating team rules ... Scored on a one-yard run, while recording 79 all-purpose yards (38 rushing / 41 receiving) in the season opener against Missouri ... Had a career-most 10 carries and his 41-yards receiving were a career-high.

    2008 (Freshman): Played in nine games and started one at tailback as a true-freshman ... Missed final three games of the season with an injury ... Rushed five times for 11 yards against Iowa, also catching a career-high three passes for 31 yards ... Had the first rushing touchdown of his career at Michigan ... Rushed for 23 yards on three carries at Penn State, also catching two passes for 26 yards ... Had eight carries for 21 yards against Louisiana-Lafayette ... Rushed for a career-high 49 yards against Eastern Illinois ... Made his collegiate debut against Missouri ... Enrolled in the University of Illinois in January 2008.

    High School: Rushed for career 4,652 yards on 681 carries for a career 6.8 yards per carry average and scored 52 rushing touchdowns ... Also hauled in 32 career receptions for 557 yards and five touchdowns and a 17.4 yards per catch average ... First-team All-State by the Champaign News-Gazette ... Earned special mention All-State honors by the Chicago Tribune ... Rated the No. 28 running back nationally by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the 10th-best player in the state of Illinois ... PrepStar Magazine All-American ... SuperPrep All-American ... Rushed for 1,060 yards on 169 carries and scored 10 touchdowns during an injury-shortened senior season ... Named to the Midwest Hot100 list by Scout.com ... Listed as the No. 51 running back nationally by Scout.com ... Rushed for 2,474 yards, averaged 6.4 yards per carry and scored 30 touchdowns as a junior ... Earned first-team all-area, all-conference and all-state honors in 2006 ... Rushed for over 1,400 yards as a sophomore ... Chose Illinois over Kansas, Missouri and Wisconsin ... High school coach was Mike McDonnell.

    Personal: Son of Jacqueline Frazier-Jones ... Born March 30, 1990 ... Majoring in communication.


    LESHOURE CAREER HIGHS
    Carries: 33 vs. Northwestern, 11/20/10
    Rushing Yards: 330 vs. Northwestern, 11/20/10
    Rushing TDs: 3, twice (last time vs. Baylor, 12/29/10)
    Long Run: 70, twice (last time vs. Northwestern, 11/20/10)
    Receptions: 3, five times (last time at Michigan State, 10/16/10)
    Receiving Yards: 52 at Michigan, 11/6/10
    Receiving Touchdowns: 2 at Michigan, 11/6/10
    Long Reception: 41 vs. Michigan State, 10/10/09


    Leshoure's Statistics:

    Season Totals Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
    Year no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
    2008 35 126 1 12 6 66 0 14 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 192
    2009 108 734 5 70 14 177 2 41 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 911
    2010 281 1,697 17 70 17 196 3 32 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,893
    TOTALS 424 2,557 23 70 37 439 5 41 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,996

    Season Totals Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Year solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    2008 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 6
    2009 3 0 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 42
    2010 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 122
    TOTALS 4 0 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 170


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    (updated 4/25/11)

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