LeGree during a game in 2011.
No. 28 Saskatchewan Roughriders
|Date of birth:July 8, 1989|
|Place of birth: St. Helena Island, South Carolina|
|High school: Pacelli High School|
|College: Appalachian State|
|NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 5 / Pick: 156|
|Debuted in 2014 for the Saskatchewan Roughriders|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2011
The Roughriders announced March 18, 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.
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. 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, 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.
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. Due to the NFL labor dispute, LeGree attained a job working for a general contractor until the dispute was resolved.
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.
First stint with 49ers
New York Jets
Second stint with 49ers
The 49ers signed LeGree to a reserve/future contract on January 24, 2012. He was waived on August 11, 2012.
LeGree signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on March 18, 2014.
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- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference
- Saskatchewan Roughriders bio Archive copy at the Wayback Machine
- Appalachian State Mountaineers bio
- Atlanta Falcons profile