Mark LeGree

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Mark LeGree
Mark LeGree.JPG
LeGree during a game in 2011.
No. 28     Saskatchewan Roughriders
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-08) July 8, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: St. Helena Island, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 211 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school: Pacelli High School
College: Appalachian State
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 5 / Pick: 156
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2011
Tackles 0
Interceptions 0
Passes defensed 0
Stats at NFL.com

Mark DeAndre' LeGree (born July 8, 1989) is an American football safety who is currently a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.

The Roughriders announced March 18th, 2014 that they have signed import defensive back Mark LeGree, details of the contract were not released. LeGree (6’0 – 211) comes to the Green and White after spending time in the NFL over the last three seasons.

He was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played collegiately with the Appalachian State University Mountaineers.

LeGree has also been a member of the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets, Chicago Bears, Atlanta Falcons, and Buffalo Bills.

Early life[edit]

LeGree was born on St. Helena Island, South Carolina, US[1] and played high school football at Pacelli High School in Columbus, Georgia, one of the smallest high schools in the state.[2]

College career[edit]

LeGree was a three-time All-American in NCAA Division I Football Championship (Division I-AA) at Appalachian State. He intercepted 10 passes in 2008 and 7 in 2009 and 5 in 2010.[3] LeGree amassed many awards and became one of the most highly decorated players to come out of App. State. LeGree currently holds records for total career interceptions and most interceptions in a season. Despite LeGree's all-state status in high school,[2] he was not highly recruited at the college level. LeGree's offer to play at Appalachian State came only after he sent the school a video tape of his high school play.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

LeGree was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks with the 25th pick in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. The Seahawks were the only team to bring him in for a formal visit during the recruiting process.[2] Due to the NFL labor dispute, LeGree attained a job working for a general contractor until the dispute was resolved.[4]

Despite being drafted in the fifth round, the Seahawks never gave LeGree a chance to compete for a spot and cut him following the last preseason game.

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

LeGree was signed to the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad on September 21, 2011.[5] He was released on October 5.[6]

First stint with 49ers[edit]

LeGree was signed to the San Francisco 49ers' practice squad on November 15, 2011.[5] He was released on November 29.[7]

New York Jets[edit]

LeGree was signed to the New York Jets' practice squad on December 13, 2011.[8]

Second stint with 49ers[edit]

The 49ers signed LeGree to a reserve/future contract on January 24, 2012. He was waived on August 11, 2012.

Chicago Bears[edit]

LeGree was signed by the Chicago Bears on August 20, 2012.[9] He was waived on August 31.[10]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

The Atlanta Falcons signed LeGree to the practice squad on September 2, 2012.[11]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On August 7, 2013, LeGree was signed by the Buffalo Bills.[12] On August 18, 2013, he was released by the Bills.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ One-time St. Helena Island man drafted into NFL thedigitel.com
  2. ^ a b c d Price, Kevin (April 30, 2011). "Update: Seahawks draft former Pacelli standout Mark LeGree". Ledger-Enquirer. Archived from the original on December 14, 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ Mark Legree GoASU.com
  4. ^ O'Neil, Danny (July 22, 2011). "Take 2: Seahawks rookie Mark Legree is ready to go to work — on the football field". The Seattle Times. Archived from the original on December 14, 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Espinoza, Alex (November 15, 2011). "49ers Add LeGree to P-Squad". San Francisco 49ers. Archived from the original on December 14, 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Cardinals re-sign punter Graham". The News Tribune. October 5, 2011. Archived from the original on December 14, 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2011. 
  7. ^ Espinoza, Alex (November 29, 2011). "49ers Sign Matthews to P-Squad". San Francisco 49ers. Archived from the original on December 14, 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2011. 
  8. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (December 13, 2011). "Veteran S Gerald Alexander Signed". New York Jets. Archived from the original on December 14, 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Steltz, Walters will get more chances". Chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  10. ^ Mayer, Larry. "Bears reach 53-man roster limit". Chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  11. ^ Adams, Jay (2 September 2012). "Falcons Complete Practice Squad". Atlanta Falcons. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  12. ^ Brown, Chris (August 7, 2013). "Bills sign DB Mark LeGree". BuffaloBills.com. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  13. ^ Brown, Chris (August 18, 2013). "Bills release four, WR Elliott to I-R". BuffaloBills.com. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 

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