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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, Chiefs off to opposite starts to the season

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 5 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford threw two of his four touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson and Detroit routed the Kansas City Chiefs 48-3 Sunday, the largest margin of victory in franchise history.

Lions PK Hanson sets NFL record

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
Lions PK Jason Hanson has set an all-time NFL record on Sunday by playing in his 297th career game for the club.

Lions' passing game explosive, varied

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 3 a.m. ET
Detroit has a blue-chip go-to receiver and other capable options in the passing game, and it has a quarterback willing to use all of his options.

Lions announce Sunday's game is a sellout

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
Lions president Tom Lewand announced Wednesday that the team has sold out Sunday's home opener against the Chiefs.

Stafford tosses three TDs in Lions win over Bucs

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to help the Lions beat the Buccaneers 27-20 for their fifth consecutive victory dating to the final month of the 2010 season.

Lions intent on keeping relentless Vanden Bosch fresh

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
The Lions will lighten DE Kyle Vanden Bosch's practice workload this season with the hope of ensuring one of the NFL's high-motor players will be as strong as possible on game days.

Respondents to poll most impressed with Lions

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
Respondents to a PFW web poll asking, "Which team impressed you the most this preseason?" overwhelmingly selected the Lions.

The First Fifteen: Early Week One primer

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the inaugural edition of "The First Fifteen," we look at the 15 most compelling story lines as we enter Week One.

Shorts and Shells: Preseason Week Four

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 8:43 p.m. ET
In this week's edition, we preview the Bill Belichick NFL Films documentary, talk to top announcers about the TD replays, plus much more.

Vets highlight Lions cuts

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
Veterans P Nick Harris, CB Nathan Vasher and WR Derrick Williams were among the notable cuts made by the Lions on Saturday.

Lions 2011 preview

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 9:04 a.m. ET
The Lions hope that Matthew Stafford can do for the offense what Ndamukong Suh does for the defense as they try to break through and earn a playoff berth in 2011.

Report: Bucs' home opener to be blacked out

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
Despite coming off a 10-win season, the Buccaneers' home opener against the Lions on Sept. 11 is expected to be blacked out for the local TV market.

Lions beat Bills, finish preseason at 4-0

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 10:58 p.m. ET
RB Jerome Harrison ran for 72 yards as the Lions capped a perfect preseason with a 16-6 win over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night.

Panthers claim FB Felton

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
The Panthers claimed former Lions FB Jerome Felton off waivers. According to multiple reports, the Vikings and Eagles also put in a claim.

Fantasy Spin: What is Stafford's ceiling?

Posted Aug. 30, 2011 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
Should Matthew Stafford be drafted as a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues? William Del Pilar evaluates Stafford and his prospects for 2011.

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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