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Leighton McCarthy
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Leighton  McCarthy

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Apopka, Fla.

High School:
Wekiva

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
05/27/1996

Major:
Accounting

04/05/2018

Final FAU Football Practice Before Heading to Carter Park

For Tickets Call 1-866-FAU-Owls

12/19/2017

Football Routs Akron, 50-3, for Boca Raton Bowl Win

Owls Set FBS Record For Margin of Victory and Tie Most Wins in a Season

12/05/2017

Football Earns 19 All-Conference USA Honorees, Including Seven First Teamers

FAU Has Most of Any C-USA Squad and Most in Program History

12/05/2017

Wright and McCarthy Represent FAU Football on C-USA All-Freshman Team

Owls Place a Member on Each Side of the Ball

11/11/2017

Football Wins Big Again on the Road for Sixth Straight, 48-23

Owls Face FIU Next Sunday with East Division Possibly Up For Grabs

09/09/2017

USATSI Gallery - Florida Atlantic @ Wisconsin

USATSI Gallery - Florida Atlantic @ Wisconsin

Photo Gallery

At FAU
Sophomore (2017)

  • Recorded two tackles versus Navy
  • Had two tackles, including one solo at Wisconsin and more impressively he had his first career INT and a return of 15 yards
  • Recoreded three tackles, one solo and had a QBH and a TLF for a loss of one yard
  • Had eight tackles, including five solo, at Buffalo as well as a TFL for two yards
  • Versus MT has two tackles
  • In the ODU victory, he recorded three tackles, including a sack for a loss of four yards
  • One of five Owls to record five tackles versus North Texas but his night alos including FAU's only sack and he forced a fumble and added a quarterback hurry
  • Had four tackles, including a sack for a loss of three yards
  • Tallied six tackles versus Marshall, including one for a loss of two yards
  • Added four tackles, including 1.5/2 TFL, versus La Tech
  • Had five solo tackles in the 2017 Shula Bowl victory
  • Added a tackle assist and a QBH at Charlotte
  • 2017 C-USA Championship game work included four tackles, a sack and one pass Break up versus North Texas
  • Recorded three tackles and half a sack in the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl win over Akron
  • Named Honorable Mention C-USA and was a member of the All-Freshman team
True Freshman (2016)
      • Saw action at Kansas State

      High School

      • Played for Kenard Long at Wekiva High School
      • Set the school record for 20 sacks in a single-season
      • All-Central first team
      • Two-sport athlete (football and basketball)

      Personal

      • Accounting major
      • Son of Leighton, Sr. and Sabrina Kimbell
      • Born May 27, 1996 in Orlando, Fla.

      Game-by-Game
      2017: Navy (1-1=2); Wisconsin (1-1=2, 1 INT), Bethune (1-2=3, 1 TFL), Buffalo (5-3=8, 1/2 TFL); MT (1-1=2); ODU (1-2=3, 1.0-4 sack); NT (3-2=5, 1/9 sack, 1 FF, 1 QBH); WKU (3-1=4, 1 sack); Marshall (3-3=6, 1/2 TFL); La Tech (2-2=4, 1.5/2 TFL); FIU (5-0=5); Charlotte (0-1=1, 1 QBH); NT (3-1=4, 1 sack, 1 BrUp)

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