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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-Lions: Matchup of the day

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 2:10 p.m. ET
Each day during the week we'll examine a key matchup leading up to Sunday's Vikings-Lions game.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 12:27 p.m. ET
Here's a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday's Week Three battle between the Lions and Vikings.

Lions' secondary the clear Achilles' heel

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 6:58 p.m. ET
The Lions have allowed 609 passing yards through two games, and it has become clear that the secondary has been the main culprit.

They said it: Vikings edition

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
Quotes following the Vikings' Week Two loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.

Lions have year's 'Best' rookie

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
Forget Ryan Mathews, the prohibitive favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year honors prior to the season. The best rookie of 2010 resides in Detroit.

Vick, Eagles hold on to top Lions

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Michael Vick's second touchdown pass put the Philadelphia Eagles ahead just before halftime and they had to hold on to beat the Detroit Lions 35-32.

Lions go forward believing in QB Hill

Posted Sept. 17, 2010 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan made it clear what he thinks will be different with the Lions' offense with QB Shaun Hill at the helm.

Lions announce sellout for Sunday's game

Posted Sept. 17, 2010 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
The Lions announced Friday morning that they have reached a sellout for Sunday's home opener against the Eagles.

Eagles' Kolb, Bradley fail post-concussion tests

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
Eagles QB Kevin Kolb and LB Stewart Bradley, both of whom suffered concussions in Sunday's loss to the Packers, have failed their concussion tests on Wednesday.

Report: Lions president Lewand has suspension reduced

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 6:52 p.m. ET
Lions team president Tom Lewand will be reinstated Wednesday, nine days earlier than originally stipulated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Report: CB Vasher signs with Lions

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 9:23 p.m. ET
The Lions have signed former Bears CB Nathan Vasher, according to the Detroit News.

Lions become popgun offense without Stafford

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
The Lions' offense was supposed to take a major step forward this season, thanks in large part to the progression of QB Matthew Stafford. But that all changes now that it appears they won't have their franchise passer for ...

Lions move forward with Hill at helm

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
Head coach Jim Schwartz said QB Shaun Hill can lead the Lions during Matthew Stafford's absence.

Report: Lions QB Stafford out 4-6 weeks

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 11:04 p.m. ET
The Lions could be without QB Matthew Stafford for more than a month after he injured his throwing arm Week One against the Bears.

‘Correct’ call costs Lions a win

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
If the call at the end of the Lions-Bears game was correct, then the rule needs to be changed.

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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