Richard Leonard (Canadian football)
Richard Leonard (born September 2, 1991) is a professional gridiron football defensive back for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at FIU. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Houston Texans in 2016.
|No. 4 – Hamilton Tiger-Cats|
|Born:||September 2, 1991|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight:||173 lb (78 kg)|
|High school:||Miami Killian High School|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Player stats at CFL.ca|
High school careerEdit
Leonard committed to FIU on September 30, 2009. With the Golden Panthers, he starred as both a cornerback and kick returner. He was named a first team All-Conference USA selection at cornerback and punt returner.
|Ht||Wt||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 8 in
|4.39 s||4.33 s||6.92 s||35 in
|10 ft 0 in
|All values from Pro Day|
Leonard was not selected in the 2016 NFL Draft and signed a contract as an undrafted free agent with the Houston Texans on May 5, 2016. Leonard would suffer an injured hamstring and was waived on July 20, 2016. The Texans would release Leonard with an injury settlement on August 11, 2016.
Hamilton Tiger CatsEdit
On May 25, 2017, Leonard signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. Leonard would go on to have an impressive rookie season with the Tiger Cats, recording 72 tackles, 7 interceptions and returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown in his first game against the Toronto Argonauts. Leonard was named an East Division All-Star for 2017. He started 18 games at cornerback for the Tiger-Cats. He was named the team's Most Outstanding Rookie.