CLICK HERE for Javon Leake, the former Page Pirates’ running back and return man, who has decided he will not return to the Maryland Terrapins for his senior year of college, but he will forgo his senior season in college, and take his game to the National Football League in 2020…This is the official announcement from Javon Leake, coming in from JLeake @ny_king20, on Twitter…
This season at Maryland for Javon Leake(Page HS)…736 yards rushing and 8 TD’s/30 Kickoff Returns for 804 yards and 2 TD’s….Leake with 55 receiving yards on 9 receptions and 1,595 Total Yards and 10 TD’s for Leake this season…..Best bet in the NFL would be as a Kickoff return man and probably a backup running back, at least to get him started…Sort of what T.J. Logan(Northern Guilford HS/North Carolina) is currently doing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers….
LEAKE’S HONOR ROLL…at Maryland….
Big Ten Special Teams Return Specialist of the Year(2019)
3x Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week (11/4/19, 10/7/19, 10/29/18)
Tied for most kickoff return touchdowns in program history (three)
7th all-time in kick return yards (1,228)
2019 Paul Hornung Award Watch List
2019 Preseason Phil Steele Second Team All-Big Ten
2019 Preseason Athlon Sports Fourth Team All-Big Ten
2018 Second Team All-Big Ten (special teams) by Phil Steele
Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (10/29/18)
Rose Bowl Game Big Ten Player of the Week (10/29/18)
from Emily Giambalvo at College Sports:
(This post from the Washington Post)…CLICK HERE
Maryland running back Javon Leake will forgo his final season of eligibility to declare for the NFL draft, he announced Wednesday.
“From the day I stepped foot on campus and into Maryland’s locker room, I knew something special was in my future,” Leake wrote in a statement he posted on Twitter. “The friendships I have created along my journey with my teammates is something I will cherish forever.”
Leake emerged as the Terps’ leading rusher this season….During Leake’s junior season, he ran for 736 yards, more than doubling his sophomore production. He averaged 7.2 yards per carry.
“The type of season that Javon has had, he has been one of the guys that I’ve seen really mature and become the type of player and the person that we need our players to be,” Coach Michael Locksley said last week.