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Steven Leggett
Steven  Leggett


Belle Glade, Fla.

High School:
Glades Central

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 290



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Junior Defensive Lineman Highlighted


North Texas vs. FAU (USATSI)

Check out the USA Today photo gallery from the C-USA Championship football game against North Texas.

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Junior (2017)

  • Tallied two tackle assists versus Navy
  • Drew his second start of the season and recorded three tackles, including two solo and one for a loss of one yard at Wisconsin
  • Added three tackle assists versus Bethune
  • Recorded three solo tackles at Buffalo
  • In the MT victory added a QBH
  • Had a tackle assist at ODU
  • Had a solo tackle versus North Texas
  • Added three solo tackles and a quarterback hurry in the win at WKU
  • Tallied two tackles, including one solo, in the Marshall win
  • Had for tackle assists in the La Tech victory
  • Teamed for three tackle assists, a 1.0 TFL and a quarterback hurry in the 2017 Shula Bowl victory over FIU
  • Had two tackles including a 0.5 sack for a loss of two yards,  and two QBHs at Charlotte
  • Recorded three tackles including a seven yard sack in the C-USA Championship game versus North Texas
  • Tallied five tackles and one and a half TFLs in the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl against Akron
  • Named Honorable Mention C-USA

Sophomore (2016)

  • Recorded two tackles in the season opening victory over SIU
  • Tallied three tackles at UM all solo
  • Drew his second start of the season and recorded a solo tackle at Kansas State
  • Added two tackle assists versus Ball State as part of a steady rotation
  • Had two tackles, including 1.5 for a loss of three yards at FIU
  • Two assists, including a 0.5 TFL versus Charlotte
  • Versus Marshall he recorded seven tackles, including 1.5 for a loss of four yards
  • Had two tackles versus WKU
  • Recorded a tackle assist at Rice
  • Had a solo tackle and a quarterback hurry in the UTEP win
  • Had seven tackle assists versus ODU and a 0.5 tackle for a loss and two QBHs

True Freshman (2015)

  • Saw his first collegiate action versus Miami
  • Recorded two tackles (1-1=2)...recorded two tackles (1-1=2) versus Buffalo
  • Continued to work with a strong defensive line rotation versus Rice
  • Tallied three tackles (2-1=3) in the Shula Bowl victory over FIU, including his first career sack for a loss of 10 yards
  • Was part of two offensive fourth down conversions versus the Panthers
  • Saw action on both lines in the WKU game
  • Tallied three tackles (1-2) at ODU
  • Part of a line rotation that allowed the Monarchs just 38 yards

High School

  • Played for Rick Casko at Glades Central High School which finished the year 9-3 and 2-0 in District play
  • Recorded 106 tackles, including 33 tackles for a loss and eight sacks
  • Earned all-state, all-area, all-conference and district honors
  • Named the Sun Sentinel Defensive Player of the Year and to the Palm Beach Post all-area team
  • Played in the Florida versus Georgia and the F.A.C.A North versus South all-star games
  • Listed as a two-star athlete by 247 Sports
  • Recorded the most tackles by an interior lineman with 114 in school history


  • Criminal Justice major
  • Son of Betty and James Leggett
  • Born Jan. 18, 1996 in Pahokee, Fla

Game-by-Game Statistics
2015: Miami (1-1=2); Buffalo (1-1=2); Charlotte (1 QBH); FIU (2-1=3, 1 sack 19 yard loss); ODU (1-2=3)
2016: SIU (1-1=2); UM (3-0=3); K-State (1-0=1); Ball State (0-2=2); FIU (1-1=2, 1.5 TFL); Charlotte (0-2=2, 0.5 TFL); Marshall (1-6=7, 1.5 TFL); WKU (1-1=2); Rice (0-1=1); UTEP (1-0=1); ODU (0-7=7, 0.5 TFL, 2 QBH)
2017: Navy (0-2=2), Wisconsin (2-1=3, 1 TFL), Bethune (0-3=3); Buffalo (3-0=3); MT (1 QBH); ODU (0-1=1); NT (1-0=1); WKU (3-0=3); Marshall (1-1=2); La Tech (0-4=4); FIU (0-3=3, 1.0-10 TFL, 1 QBH); Charlotte (1-1=2, 1 sack and 2 QBH); NT (1-2=3, 1 sack)

Career Highs
Tackles: 4 La Tech (11/11/17)
Tackles for a Loss: 1.5 2x
Sack: 1 North Texas (12/2/17)
QBH: 2 Old Dominion (11/19/2016), Charlotte (11/25/17)

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