Rodney McLeod

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Rodney McLeod Jr.
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McLeod with the Rams
No. 23 Philadelphia Eagles
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-06-23) June 23, 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth: Clinton, Maryland
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha
College: Virginia
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2016
Total tackles: 328
Sacks: 1.0
Interceptions: 8
Forced fumbles: 9
Pass deflections: 25
Total touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Rodney McLeod Jr. (born June 23, 1990) is an American football safety for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). McLeod played college football for the University of Virginia and signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2012.

College career[edit]

McLeod played college football for Virginia. He finished all four years with 190 tackles, 6 Interceptions, one sack, 17 pass deflections and 3 forced fumbles.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 9¾ in 183 lb 4.60 s 1.55 s 2.63 s 4.12 s 6.50 s 36½ in 10 ft 1 in 15 reps
All values from NFL combine[2]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

On April 30, 2012, he was signed with the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent.[3] As a rookie McLeod led the Rams in special teams tackles and one first down reception off of a fake punt. Before the start of the 2013 season, the St. Louis Rams announced that McLeod would be their starting free safety.

McLeod improved in both the 2013 and 2014 seasons cementing his starting position in the Rams secondary. He garnered league wide attention for a hit he made on Denver Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders in Week 12 of the 2014 season. The hit resulted in Sanders leaving the game due to a head injury. McLeod was not fined for the hit as it was deemed to be clean by the league office. In 2015, he had his best season to date being ranked 9th in coverage and 4th in tackling amongst all safeties in the NFL by Pro Football Focus.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

On March 9, 2016, McLeod signed a five-year, $37 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.[4]

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2012 STL 16 12 09 03 0.0 0 0 00 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 STL 16 79 63 16 0.0 3 2 09 2 2 1 2 0 7
2014 STL 16 72 62 10 0.0 2 2 09 2 1 1 1 0 6
2015 STL 11 57 39 18 0.0 3 1 20 1 4 4 4 0 2
2016 PHI 16 83 72 11 1.0 1 0 0 3 5 2 5 0 7
Career 80 328 265 63 1.0 9 5 0 8 12 2 5 0 25

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Key

  • GP: games played
  • COMB: combined tackles
  • TOTAL: total tackles
  • AST: assisted tackles
  • SACK: sacks
  • FF: forced fumbles
  • FR: fumble recoveries
  • FR YDS: fumble return yards
  • INT: interceptions
  • IR YDS: interception return yards
  • AVG IR: average interception return
  • LNG: longest interception return
  • TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
  • PD: passes defended

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rodney McLeod College Statistics". sports-reference.com. 
  2. ^ NFL Draft Scout Profile
  3. ^ "Rodney McLeod". kffl.com. Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Five-Year Deal For Rodney McLeod". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. March 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/15222/rodney-mcleod

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