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Lance Leggett

position

Wide Receiver

Height

6-3

Weight

184 lbs.

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Bartow, Fla.

High School

Arlington (Texas) Grace Prep

CAREER: Extremely talented wide receiver who had a break-out season in 2006, leading the team’s wide receivers in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns…Is ready to finish his UM career with a great season…Nationally-ranked track performer gained the confidence needed be a star on the football field…Three-year player who started seven games as a true freshman in 2004, one game in 2005 and 11 games in 2006….Speed receiver has 10 touchdowns in 70 career receptions…One of the Hurricanes’ primary deep threats, averaging 16.2 yards per reception over his career (1,137 receiving yards)…His 70 receptions and 1,137 yards leads all UM players…Tall and lanky wideout reminds observers of Randy Moss but is also a fine blocker…With one more receiving touchdown will move into a tie for 10th place on UM’s career list…Has an exceptional burst of speed and is elusive…Has gained strength to beat jams at the line of scrimmage…Started the first game he played at UM as a true freshman…Florida native who finished high school in Texas and came back to the state for his collegiate career…Starred on the track team in both 2006 and 2007. In 2006, was the ACC Outdoor Champion in the 400-hurdles (51.83), and placed second in the 110-meter hurdles (13.79) to earn All-ACC honors…Ran the anchor leg of the 4×100-meter relay that placed third at the 2006 ACC Outdoor Championships…Finished 12th in the 110-meter hurdles (14.03) at the NCAA East Regional…Earned All-ACC honors in both 2006 and 2007 during the indoor season with a second-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles both years (7.89 in 2006 and UM-record 7.79 in 2007) and ran the opening leg of the 4×400-meter relay that finished fifth in 2006…Liberal arts major.

 

2006 (JUNIOR): Had the best season of his career…Team’s second-leading receiver with 38 receptions for a team-high 584 yards and 15.7-yard average…Tied for the team lead with four receiving touchdowns…Caught at least one pass in every game…Played in all 13 games, making 10 starts, the most of any wide receiver…Ranked eighth in the ACC in receiving yards and 10th in yards per game receiving (44.9)…In the season opener vs. Florida State, tied for the team lead with four receptions for 39 yards…Caught three passes for 32 yards vs. Florida A&M…Led the team with four receptions for 52 yards at Louisville, marking the fifth time he’d caught four passes in one game…Caught two passes for a team-best 72 yards (45 long) in the Houston game…Caught two passes for nine yards vs. North Carolina in a game in which he was cited by the coaches for doing a tremendous job blocking…Set a career high with seven receptions for 77 yards against Florida International. Had the first multi-TD game of his career, catching scoring passes of one yard from Kyle Wright and seven yards from Kirby Freeman…Tied for the team lead with six receptions for a career-best 131 yards a week later at Duke. Marked the team’s first 100-yard receiving game of the season and the first since Sinorice Moss in 2005…Was the only wide receiver who started in a three-tight end formation at Georgia Tech. Caught four passes for 55 yards but fumbled one reception on the 11-yard line. Increased his season total to 32 catches, as many as he had in his first two seasons combined…Did not start against Virginia Tech but caught one pass for 13 yards…Started at Maryland and caught one pass for 13 yards for the second straight game…At Virginia, caught two passes for 81 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown pass from Freeman for the team’s only score and the longest TD reception of his career…Caught one pass from Freeman for a seven-yard touchdown vs. Boston College. Marked the 10th TD of his career, placing him 15th on UM’s career list and one TD shy of moving into a tie for 10th place…Did not start the MPC Computers Bowl but played in the rotation and caught one pass for three yards.

 

2005 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 games (one start), with 15 receptions (sixth on the team) for 204 yards (13.6 average) and two touchdowns…Caught his first pass of the season for minus-eight yards in Game 2 at Clemson…Played as a reserve vs. Colorado and caught a season-high four passes for 39 yards (21 long), equaling his career high for catches…Tied his season-high with four receptions vs. Duke, totaling a season-best 65 yards, including a 29-yard touchdown pass for his first score of the year…Caught two passes for just one yard at Temple…Had one reception for 14 yards at Virginia Tech…Caught a 76-yard touchdown pass for his only catch of the game at Wake Forest, making the then-longest reception of his career and his sixth career score…Caught one pass for 15 yards vs. Georgia Tech…Did not play vs. Virginia because of a toe injury (marked his first missed game since the 2004 season opener)…In the Peach Bowl vs. Louisiana State, made his only start of the season in place of Ryan Moore and made one reception for two yards…Had no receptions in three games (FSU, South Florida, North Carolina).

 

2004 (FRESHMAN): As a true freshman, caught only 17 passes (fourth among team’s wideouts), but scored touchdowns on four of them, ranking second on the team…Had a team-leading 20.5-yard average per reception and 349 yards…Took over the starting role in the season’s sixth game and started the final six games…All four TD catches were at least 24 yards, and he averaged 41.6 yards per TD catch…Selected as the team’s Offensive Rookie of the Year…Did not play in the season opener vs. Florida State, then made the first start of his collegiate career in his first game as a Hurricane vs. Louisiana Tech, though he did not catch a pass…Made his first collegiate reception a week later at Houston, a 16-yarder…Had a breakout game at Georgia Tech with four catches for 80 yards (both season highs). Scored his first touchdown on a 57-yard pass from Brock Berlin…Caught three passes for 39 yards vs. Louisville…Took over the starting role at NC State and caught two passes for 39 yards and one touchdown…Scored a touchdown for the second consecutive week at North Carolina, totaling three receptions for 72 yards…Started against Clemson and Virginia but did not have any receptions in back-to-back games…Scored his fourth touchdown of the season vs. Wake Forest on a 56-yard pass…Caught one pass for six yards vs. Virginia Tech…Started and caught two passes for 41 yards in the Peach Bowl vs. Florida.

 

HIGH SCHOOL: Native of Bartow, Fla. moved to Texas prior to his junior season, finishing high school at Grace Preporatory Academy in Arlington…Was a superior athlete to most players he faced in the Texas private schools…Came from a program that won state titles among Texas private schools his two seasons…A SuperPrep All-American…Rated the nation’s No. 15 wide receiver prospect and the No. 10 prospect in Texas by SuperPrep…Rated the No. 21 prospect in the nation by Rivals.com…Rated the No. 4 wide receiver in the nation by Rivals.com and was the No. 5 prospect on the Rivals.com Midlands Sweet 66 list…The No. 10 player on the Texas Top 100 list by Rivals.com and the Dallas Morning News…Rated the No. 8 prospect on the Austin American-Statesman’s Fab 55…As a senior in 2003, had 42 receptions for 950 yards (22.6 average) and 18 touchdowns…As a junior in 2002, averaged 22 yards per catch with 40 receptions for 880 yards and 13 touchdowns…Nicknamed “Spider Man”…Chose Miami over Florida, Oklahoma, Purdue and Texas A&M…Coached by former NFL tight end Mike Barber.

LANCE LEGGETT’S CAREER STATISTICS

RECEIVING
Year GP/GS No. Yards Avg. TD LG
2004 11/8 17 349 20.5 4 57
2005 11/1 15 204 13.6 2 76
2006 13/11 38 584 15.4 4 77
Totals 35/20 70 1,137 16.2 10 77

LANCE LEGGETT’S CAREER BESTS
Receptions 7 (7 vs. Florida International 2006)
Receiving yards 131 (at Duke 2006)
Touchdowns 2 (vs. Florida International 2006)
Longest reception 77 (at Virginia 2006)

 

LANCE LEGGETT’S 2004 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

Opponent No. Yards Avg. TD Long
Florida State Did not play
Louisiana Tech 0 0 0.0 0 0
at Houston 1 16 16.0 0 16
at Georgia Tech 4 80 20.0 1 57
Louisville 3 39 13.0 0 26
at North Carolina State 2 39 19.5 1 24
at North Carolina 3 72 24.0 1 27
Clemson 0 0 0.0 0 0
at Virginia 0 0 0.0 0 0
Wake Forest 1 56 56.0 1 56
Virginia Tech 1 6 6.0 0 6
Florida (Peach Bowl) 2 41 20.5 0 30
Totals 17 349 20.5 4 57

 

LANCE LEGGETT’S 2005 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

Opponent No. Yards Avg. TD Long
at Florida State 0 0 0.0 0 0
at Clemson 1 -8 -8.0 0 -8
Colorado 4 39 9.8 0 21
South Florida 0 0 0.0 0 0
Duke 4 65 16.3 1 29
at Temple 2 1 0.5 0 2
North Carolina 0 0 0.0 0 0
at Virginia Tech 1 14 14.0 0 14
at Wake Forest 1 76 76.0 1 76
Georgia Tech 1 15 15.0 0 15
Virginia Did not play (toe)
Louisiana State (Peach Bowl) 1 2 2.0 0 2
Totals 15 204 13.6 2 76

 

LANCE LEGGETT’S 2006 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

Opponent No. Yards Avg. TD Long
Florida State 4 39 9.8 0 19
Florida A&M 3 32 10.7 0 13
at Louisville 4 52 13.0 0 22
Houston 2 72 36.0 0 45
North Carolina 2 9 4.5 0 6
FIU 7 77 11.0 2 18
at Duke 6 131 21.8 0 46
at Georgia Tech 4 55 13.8 0 19
Virginia Tech 1 13 13.0 0 13
at Maryland 1 13 13.0 0 13
at Virginia 2 81 40.5 1 77
Boston College 1 7 7.0 1 7
Nevada (bowl game) 1 3 3.0 0 0
Totals 38 584 15.4 4 77