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FAU Football 2014 Spring Practice
2014: Drew a season opening start in a two-tight end set at Nebraska...tallied two receptions for 18 yards...worked in the same set and on special teams at No. 2 Alabama...grabbed two receptions for a total of 18 yards and a score in the season home opener versus Tulsa, including his first TD of the season, a 14 yard reception...g had three catches for a total of 22 yards, including an 11 yard catch.
2013: Saw action in every game...averaged 12 yards per reception...finished the season with two receptions for a total of 32 yards and a touchdown in the last-game victory over FIU...had receptions in six games including a season high 24 yard reception at USF...part of the three-man tight end rotation.
2012: Had an outstanding off-season which paid off during his second campaign...heavy contributor on special teams and was a regular starter during two-tight end sets...saw action in 11 of the team's 12 games...recorded receptions in six games with a season high and career high four catches at Alabama and at South Alabama...tallied 24 and 23 yards respectively with his career long 10-yard reception recorded three times (at Georgia, Alabama and USA)...one of seven receivers to record a touchdown and his was the first scored in 2012, fourth game, versus Alabama, the eventual National Champion...had an 11 yard kick return at USA and recorded the first of his two tackles in 2012 versus Alabama and the second was at ULM...named the 2012 Iron Owl at the season ending banquet.
2011: Became an integral part of the team's tight end threat...saw action in six games both at tight end and on special teams...recorded one catch at FIU for 14 yards...recorded a tackle the final game of the season, versus ULM.
2010: Redshirted in the fall and challenged for playing time with height and speed in the spring.
High School: Played for Mike Bowe at Belleview High School where he recorded 34 receptions for 349 yards and two touchdowns and recorded 61 tackles as a senior...named first-team All-County by the Ocala Star-Banner and by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association...three-sport athlete (football, basketball and track where he was a 3A state finalist in 2009 in the 110 high hurdles).
Personal: Criminal justice major...son of Patricia and Manuel Deleon, Sr...born in Bronx, NY.
2011 Season: FIU (1-14); ULM (T: 1-0=1)
2012 Season: Georgia (2-15); Alabama (4-24 1 TD, T: 1-0=1); North Texas (1-4); ULM (T: 1-0=1); South Alabama (4-23); Troy (1-2); Louisiana (1-9)
2013 Season: Miami (1-1); East Carolina (1-4); USF (1-24); Marshall(1-9); Tulane (1-14); FIU (2-32 1 TD)
2014 Season: Nebraska (2-18); Alabama; Tulsa (2-18, 1 TD); Wyoming (Rec: 3-22); UTSA; FIU; Western Kentucky; Marshall; UAB; North Texas; Middle Tennessee; Old Dominion
Career Game Highs
Receptions: 4 Alabama (9/22/12)
Receiving Yards: 24 2X
Touchdowns: 1 3X
Longest Reception: 24 USF 9/14/13)
2014 Season Game Highs
Receptions: 3 at Wyoming (9/20/14)
Receiving Yards: 22 at Wyoming (9/20/14)
Touchdowns: 1 Tulsa (9/13/14)
Longest Reception: 14 Tulsa (9/13/14)