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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

Report: Arrest of Lions' Leshoure his second in a month

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
Lions RB Mikel Leshoure's arrest March 12 was actually his second arrest in a one-month period on marijuana charges, the Detroit Free Press is reporting.

Report: Lions RB Best cleared to resume workouts

Posted March 07, 2012 @ 11:46 a.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best reportedly has been cleared to work out after missing the final 10 games of 2011 with another concussion.

Lions' fantasy questions for the offseason

Posted Feb. 08, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
As we head into the offseason, fantasy football owners have some questions about the Lions.

Report: Lions looking closely at RB prospects

Posted Jan. 28, 2012 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
Although RB Jahvid Best insists he'll return next season from his concussion issues, the Lions took a close look at several RB prospects at the Senior Bowl, according to a report.

Many questions surround Lions' ground game

Posted Jan. 21, 2012 @ 9:42 p.m. ET
The Lions ended an 11-year run without a playoff appearance. A shorter, yet telling, current streak is a seven-year run without a 1,000-yard rusher.

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.

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 sign entire draft class, including Fairley

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
The Lions signed all of their 2011 draft picks on Thursday, including their top pick, first-round DT Nick Fairley.

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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