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Leighton McCarthy
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Leighton  McCarthy

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Apopka, Fla.

High School:
Wekiva

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
05/27/1996

Major:
Accounting

11/11/2017

Football Wins Big Again on the Road, 48-23

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

11/03/2017

Football Reaches Bowl Eligibility and Stays Undefeated in C-USA

Owls Have Six Wins for the First Time Since 2013

10/28/2017

Football, Singletary Run over WKU for Fourth Straight Win, 42-28

Singletary Breaks All-Time Rushing TD Mark, 1,000 Yards for Season and 2,000 for Career

09/09/2017

Football Shows Fight in Battle with No. 9 Wisconsin

Owls are Scheduled to Host Bethune-Cookman Next

08/18/2017

Football Completes its Last Day of Preseason Camp

For Tickets Call 1-866-FAU-OWLS

09/09/2017

USATSI Gallery - Florida Atlantic @ Wisconsin

USATSI Gallery - Florida Atlantic @ Wisconsin

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
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); North Texas (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)

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