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ALUMNUS OF THE WEEK

Leonard continues strong start for Colts

Tue, Sep 25, 2018

ALUMNUS OF THE WEEK - WEEK 3

Darius Leonard, LB | Indianapolis Colts
2018 Reese's Senior Bowl

One week after being a finalist for the Alumnus of the Week Award, the rookie linebacker delivered another strong performance on Sunday, albeit in a loss to the defending Super Bowl Champion Eagles. Leonard had two sacks of Carson Wentz to go with his nine tackles. In the past two games, the rookie has totaled 32 tackes, three sacks, six tackles for loss, three QB hits and has two passes defended. 

The Colts got a good one with their second-round pick.

Through three career games, Leonard leads the NFL in tackles with 41 and is sixth in sacks with three.

OTHER FINALISTS:

Vance McDonald, TE | Pittsburgh Steelers
2013 Reese's Senior Bowl
The 2013 second-round pick, in his first year with the Steelers, picked up his first career 100-yard game on Monday night in Tampa. He caught four passes for 112 yards, including an electrifying score in which he stiff-armed Bucs corner Chris Conte to the ground and went on to score a 75-yard touchdown in the Steelers' 30-27 victory.

Cam Jordan, DE | New Orleans Saints
2011 Reese's Senior Bowl
The former first-rounder picked up two more sacks in the Saints' thrilling OT victory over rival Atlanta. He now has four sacks on the season, tied for tops in the league.

Jarran Reed, DT | Seattle Seahawks
2017 Reese's Senior Bowl
Reed recorded his first two sacks of the season (for 19 yards in losses) in the Seahawks win over the Cowboys.

PREVIOUS WINNERS:

Philip Rivers (Chargers), Kirk Cousins (Redskins).