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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

Stafford looks sharp in Lions' 34-10 win over Pats

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 11:53 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford threw for 200 yards and two touchdowns in less than a half, leading Detroit to a 34-10 win over New England on Saturday night.

Lions CB Houston going to school on opposition

Posted Aug. 26, 2011 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
Lions CB Chris Houston is working to understand the opposition even better this season after a solid showing in 2010, he told PFW.

Senior nominees for Hall's Class of 2012 announced

Posted Aug. 24, 2011 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
The Seniors Committee of the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced their two candidates for the Class of 2012 on Wednesday.

McCoy sharp, but Lions' late charge tops Cleveland

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 11:39 p.m. ET
The Lions scored the game's final 17 points and tipped host Cleveland 30-28 on Friday night. Browns QB Colt McCoy threw three TD passes for Cleveland.

Lions RB Best leaves game with undisclosed injury

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 9:40 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best left Friday's game at Cleveland with an undisclosed injury.

Lions DT Suh fined $20,000

Posted Aug. 17, 2011 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
The NFL has apparently fined Lions DT Ndamukong Suh $20,000 for his hit on Bengals QB Andy Dalton in Friday night's preseason game.

NFC North training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 8:56 p.m. ET
The Lions have been steadily improving their talent level, but ultimately their hopes depend on QB Matthew Stafford avoiding injuries. PFW analyzes the events in NFC North camps.

Injuries strike Lions' top rookies

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
The Lions' top three draft picks are hurt, and finding a replacement for RB Mikel Leshoure shapes up as a potentially challenging task, the way we hear it.

Report: Lions sign CB Madison

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
The Lions added more depth to their secondary on Saturday, signing former Steelers CB Anthony Madison to a one-year deal.

Report: Former DB, assistant Brown hospitalized with self-inflicted gunshot wound

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
A seven-hour standoff with police at the home of former NFL DB and assistant coach Corwin Brown ended when he was taken from his home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Lions clobber Bengals in Stafford's return

Posted Aug. 12, 2011 @ 10:50 p.m. ET
Lions QB Matthew Stafford, who missed most of last season with a shoulder injury, threw two TD passes as Detroit beat Cincinnati 34-3.

Lions add OT Chambers

Posted Aug. 11, 2011 @ 9:28 a.m. ET
The Lions added a veteran tackle on Thursday, signing Kirk Chambers, according to PFW correspondent Chris McCosky of The Detroit News.

Lions sign pair of RBs

Posted Aug. 09, 2011 @ 9:25 a.m. ET
A day after they lost their backup running back to a season-ending injury, the Lions added two players to the depth chart at the position, signing veteran RBs Mike Bell and Jerome Harrison on Tuesday.

LeShoure tears Achilles tendon, out for year

Posted Aug. 08, 2011 @ 11:59 a.m. ET
Lions rookie RB Mikel Leshoure tore his Achilles tendon during Monday morning's practice.

Lions DT Fairley has foot surgery

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 5:59 p.m. ET
Lions rookie DT Nick Fairley is "expected to miss a significant portion of training camp" after foot surgery Wednesday, the club announced.

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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