2009: Three-year starter who will serve as team tri-captain along with Andrew Poulson and Ryan Hart-Predmore...top returning tackler in the Patriot League, averaging 8.5 per game.
2008: Started all 11 games at middle linebacker for the Leopards...collected All-Patriot League First-Team Honors...named as team's Linebacker MVP...finished the season as the team's second leading tackler (93) and first In tackles for loss...recorded 10 tackles against Harvard...had 10 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and one sack versus Columbia (10/11)...made 12 tackles and one tackle for loss at No. 14 Liberty...record six tackles and picked off a pass against Holy Cross...named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
2007: Started all 11 games at middle linebacker and was an All-Patriot League Second-Team selection...second on the team in tackles (77), including 6.5 for a loss and tied for second in sacks (3)...made 10 tackles and broke up a pass vs. Princeton...racked up a career-high 13 tackles and made his first career sack at Harvard...made seven tackles and one sack in consecutive weeks against Fordham and Colgate.
2006: Named program's Rookie of the Year after playing in all 12 games on special teams and as a top backup linebacker...named Patriot League Rookie of the Week in week two after stepping in for Andy Romans...made five tackles in 31-0 shutout of Bucknell...earned first career start the following week vs. Penn and had five tackles...made four stops vs. Georgetown.
AT CONNETEQUOT HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterman...captain...All-Division 1, All-Suffolk County and All-Long Island honoree at linebacker...named MVP of the Nassau/Suffolk All-Star Game as a defensive player...recorded 230 total tackles and ran for 1,100 yards and eight touchdowns as a running back...named team's best offensive and defensive player as a junior and senior...earned three letters and served as captain in lacrosse...All-Division 1 and All-Suffolk County midfielder...National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete and member of the Golden Eleven...Newsday Scholar Athlete of the Week...High Honor Roll student.
PERSONAL: Son of Ronald and Denise Leggiero...born 12/8/87.
DEFENSIVE Year G/GS UT-AT Total TFL Sacks Int. Break-ups Fumbles Rcv./Fcd. 2006 12/1 9-16 25 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 0 0/0 2007 11/11 27-50 77 6.5-42 3.0-29 0 1 0/0 2008 11/11 40-53 93 12.5-37 2.0-11 1-39 1 0/1 Totals 34/23 76-119 195 19.5-80 5.0-40 1-39 2 0/1
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