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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

Vikings players of the week: Week Three

Posted Sept. 26, 2011 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
PFW senior editor Eric Edholm picks the Vikings players of the week on offense, defense and special teams in their 26-23 Week Three overtime loss to the Lions.

Schwartz, Gailey bring swagger

Posted Sept. 26, 2011 @ 2:46 a.m. ET
Structural overhauls could allow Jim Schwartz and Chan Gailey to bring the Lions and Bills to the playoffs for the first time since 1999.

Lions rally from 20 down to beat Vikings

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes to rally the Lions from a 20-0 halftime deficit, and Jason Hanson kicked a 32-yard field goal in overtime that lifted Detroit to a 26-23 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.

Vikings-Lions prediction

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
The Vikings might pressure Matthew Stafford, but will it be enough?

Playoff football a distant memory for these teams

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 3:16 a.m. ET
Teams with the longest current playoff droughts include the Bills, whose last postseason action, in the '99 season, was ended by the "Music City Miracle."

Durant off to productive start in Detroit

Posted Sept. 24, 2011 @ 10:14 p.m. ET
The Lions' defense, which has allowed one TD in two games, is off to a strong start, and new OLB Justin Durant has been a solid addition.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 23, 2011 @ 3:11 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch for Sunday's Vikings-Lions game.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 23, 2011 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Lions game.

Five questions with Paul Allen, the voice of the Vikings

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
PFW caught up with Paul Allen, host on KFAN radio in Minnesota and the play-by-play announcer for the Vikings flagship station, as the Vikings host the Lions.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 11:48 a.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to watch in Sunday's game against the Lions.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 21, 2011 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's game against the Lions.

Romo, Harper, Hanson named NFC Players of Week

Posted Sept. 21, 2011 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
Tony Romo, Roman Harper and Jason Hanson have been named the Week Two NFC Players of the Week.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 7:11 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to consider in Sunday's game against the Lions.

First Fifteen: Early look at Week Three

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
In this week's edition of the First Fifteen, we focus on the 2-0 and 0-2 teams as we reach a critical early juncture in the young 2011 season.

Week Three power rankings

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 3:47 a.m. ET
The 2-0 Lions are moving up in PFW's power rankings, having cracked the top 10 for the first time in recent memory.

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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