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Mikel Leshoure

Mikel Leshoure - #25 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 233 lbs.
Birthday 03/30/1990
Birthplace Champaign, IL
College Illinois
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 2nd round, 25th pick by Lions

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Att Yds TD
215 798 9

Lions DT Fairley arrested on DUI charge

Posted May 27, 2012 @ 6:49 p.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley has been arrested in Alabama on charges of driving under the influence and attempting to elude police.

Better NFL offense: Lions or Packers?

Posted May 25, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
In the first semifinal matchup of our video series facing the NFL's top offenses against each other, we look at the Lions and the Packers.

NFC North players in the crosshairs

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each NFC North team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Lions DT Ndamukong Suh.

Young absent from Lions' OTAs following fight

Posted May 21, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
Lions WR Titus Young was absent from Monday’s offseason team activities following a fight with a teammate.

Brown: Marijuana use among players widespread

Posted May 18, 2012 @ 10:11 p.m. ET
The marijuana arrests of three Lions players doesn’t shock ex-Detroit OT Lomas Brown,  who believes it's indicative of a larger problem.

Lions' CB play opposite Houston issue to watch

Posted May 18, 2012 @ 7:53 p.m. ET
A Lions story line to watch is the CB play at the spot opposite starter Chris Houston.

Better NFL offense: Eagles or Lions?

Posted May 16, 2012 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
In the first matchup of our video series facing the NFL's top offenses against each other, we look at the Eagles vs. the Lions.

Lions place RB Harrison on reserve/non-football injury list

Posted May 15, 2012 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
The Lions placed RB Jerome Harrison on the reserve/non-football illness list on Tuesday.

Fantasy spin: Lions WR Ryan Broyles

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 10:21 p.m. ET
Coming off an ACL tear, WR Ryan Broyles shouldn't be expected to a lot, if anything, this season.

Reiff passed on NFL's offer to be in New York for draft

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
Lions OT Riley Reiff turned down an offer to be in New York for the NFL draft in order to be at home with his extended family.

Lions bolster O-line with Reiff; CB still a need

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
Down the road, the Lions’ selection of Iowa OT Riley Reiff could be regarded as a nice value for the Lions, but CB remains a position of need for Detroit.

Lions WR Johnson wins 'Madden' cover

Posted April 25, 2012 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
Lions WR Calvin Johnson has been named the cover athlete for the “Madden NFL ’13” video game, which will be released later this year.

Mayhew: Lions can gradually work in No. 1 pick

Posted April 22, 2012 @ 3:09 a.m. ET
The Lions don't need their first-round pick to come in and start right away, but there is one position where a No. 1 pick could vie for immediate playing time.

RB depth could again be key for Lions

Posted April 06, 2012 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
The Lions’ re-signing of RB Kevin Smith looks all the better now following news of two marijuana-related incidents for second-year back Mikel Leshoure.

Ex-NFL WR Rogers pleads not guilty on separate charges

Posted April 06, 2012 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
Former NFL WR Charles Rogers has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from two unrelated incidents in Michigan.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 23, 2012
Leshoure ran for 46 yards and one score on 15 attempts Saturday in a 31-18 loss to Atlanta.||||||| Leshoure is up to 741 yards as a rookie heading into a Week 17 matchup with the Bears.
Posted Nov. 05, 2012
Leshoure ran for 70 yards and three touchdowns as the Lions turned in their most complete victory of the season, 31-14 over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.||||||| Leshoure scored on runs of 7, 1 and 8 yards, becoming the first back in franchise history to run for three touchdowns in the first half. Not even Hall of Famer Barry Sanders accomplished that feat.
Posted Sept. 23, 2012
The Detroit Lions are starting Leshoure at running back against the Tennessee Titans in his first NFL game after a torn left Achilles tendon wiped out his rookie season and a two-game suspension delayed his second.||||||| Leshoure was a second-round draft pick out of Illinois in 2011, and he is starting Sunday instead of Kevin Smith.
Posted Aug. 15, 2012
Leshoure is back at practice after recovering from a right hamstring injury.||||||| Leshoure has missed most of training camp because of the injury, but he was on the field Wednesday with the team. The Lions could use a healthy Leshoure because running back Jahvid Best is still out with concussion problems.
Posted June 13, 2012
Leshoure was suspended for two games without pay Wednesday and will have to give up two more game checks for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. He can participate in training camp and preseason games while suspended before being eligible on Monday, Sept. 17, to be on the roster. The Lions likely will have two more players punished by the league. Defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested twice and offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath had one run-in with the law.||||||| Leshoure pleaded guilty to marijuana possession in May after police discovered him with pot in his mouth during a traffic stop in southwestern Michigan. That happened on March 12, less than a month after police in a different Berrien County community say they caught Leshoure with marijuana. Detroit drafted the former Illinois standout in the second round last year and he missed his rookie season because he tore his left Achilles tendon in training camp.

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