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Brian Leonard
RB #40
Height:
6-1
Weight:
225
College:
Rutgers
Hometown:
Gouverneur, NY
Experience:
6
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 87 221 2.5 828 3.7 9.5 0 42 48 21.7 3 1 0
2013 TB 16 47 2.9 182 3.9 11.4 0 24 12 25.5 1 0 0
2012 CIN 15 33 2.2 106 3.2 7.1 0 11 7 21.2 0 0 0
2011 CIN 13 17 1.3 85 5 6.5 0 14 5 29.4 0 0 0
2010 CIN 11 9 0.8 61 6.8 5.5 0 42 4 44.4 1 1 0
2009 CIN 14 27 1.9 84 3.1 6 0 11 6 22.2 0 0 0
2008 STL 2 2 1 7 3.5 3.5 0 5 0 -- 0 0 0
2007 STL 16 86 5.4 303 3.5 18.9 0 31 14 16.3 1 0 0
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 87 142 993 7 11.4 37 1 4 0 51 1
2013 TB 16 29 179 6.2 11.2 19 0 0 0 9 0
2012 CIN 15 11 67 6.1 4.5 16 0 0 0 2 0
2011 CIN 13 22 210 9.5 16.2 37 0 3 0 10 0
2010 CIN 11 20 137 6.9 12.5 20 1 1 0 9 0
2009 CIN 14 30 217 7.2 15.5 18 0 0 0 13 1
2008 STL 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 STL 16 30 183 6.1 11.4 16 0 0 0 8 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 87 33 30 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 TB 16 6 6 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 CIN 15 3 3 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CIN 13 7 6 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CIN 11 5 4 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CIN 14 10 9 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 STL 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 STL 16 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 87 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 TB 16 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CIN 15 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CIN 13 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CIN 11 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2009 CIN 14 1 1 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2008 STL 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 STL 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 87 2 38 19 24 0 1 0 0 0
2013 TB 16 0 0 -- -- 0 0 0 0 0
2012 CIN 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CIN 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CIN 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CIN 14 2 38 19 24 0 1 0 0 0
2008 STL 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 STL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

Played his fourth Bengals season in 2012, and throughout his Bengals career has made numerous big plays as a situational contributor, particularly on third and fourth downs ... Played in 15 of 16 games in 2012 ... Led Bengals running backs in both receptions and receiving yards in two of his previous three Bengals seasons (30-for-217 in 2009; 22-for-210 in ’11) ... Played in 13 games in 2011 and averaged 7.6 yards on 39 touches ... Also a significant contributor on special teams ... Has two career 100-yard rushing games.

Played his fourth Bengals season in 2012, and throughout his Bengals career has made numerous big plays as a situational contributor, particularly on third and fourth downs ... Played in 15 of 16 games in 2012 ... Led Bengals running backs in both receptions and receiving yards in two of his previous three Bengals seasons (30-for-217 in 2009; 22-for-210 in ’11) ... Played in 13 games in 2011 and averaged 7.6 yards on 39 touches ... Also a significant contributor on special teams ... Has two career 100-yard rushing games.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by St. Louis in second round of 2007 NFL Draft (52nd overall) ... Signed with Rams on 7-26-07 ... Acquired by Cincinnati on 5-7-09 in trade with St. Louis (Rams acquired DT Orien Harris) ... Re-signed with Cincinnati as unrestricted free agent on 7-30-11.

2012 RECAP: Played in 15 games (Games 1-6 and 8-16), rushing 33-for-106, and was 11-for-67 receiving ... Also played in Wild Card playoff ... Inactive for Game 7, Oct. 21 vs. Pittsburgh due to rib injury suffered Oct. 14 vs. Cleveland ... Four special teams tackles ... Recorded a special teams tackle Sept. 16 vs. Cleveland, and threw a key downfield block on Andrew Hawkins 50-yard TD reception ... Rushed two-for-18 Sept. 23 at Washington and had a special teams stop ... Had a three-yard rush, 13-yard reception and a special teams tackle Sept. 30 at Jacksonville ... Two-for-19 receiving Oct. 7 vs. Miami ... One-for-three receiving Oct. 14 at Cleveland, but left game at halftime after suffering rib injury ... Rushed four-for-15 Nov. 4 vs. Denver, and had three receptions for 13 yards ... Had an 11-yard catch Nov. 18 at Kansas City ... Rushed six-for-20 Dec. 9 vs. Dallas ... Rushed two-for-six Dec. 13 at Philadelphia, and had a seven-yard reception ... Rushed 10-for-34 Dec. 30 vs. Baltimore, and also had two receptions for one yard.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2007—Saw action for St. Louis at RB, FB and on special teams while playing every game, with seven starts ... Posted 486 yards from scrimmage, including a 102-yard rushing effort in starting role Oct. 7 vs. Arizona ... Started at RB in Games 4-7 as replacement for injured Steven Jackson.

2008—Limited to two games with Rams ... Suffered shoulder injury Aug. 16 vs. San Diego and missed last two preseason games and Games 1-3 of regular season (inactive) ... Played in Games 4-5, but suffered reaggravation of shoulder injury and was placed on Reserve/Injured list on Oct. 13.

2009—Had 30 receptions for a career-high 217 yards in first Cincinnati season, and rushed 27-for-84 ... Had nine special teams tackles (sixth on team) and a key offensive fumble recovery ... On game-winning drive in the fourth quarter Sept. 27 vs. Pittsburgh, dove for the first-down marker to convert a fourth-and-10 play to the Steelers four-yard line, and following TD reception by Andre Caldwell, Leonard caught two-point conversion pass to secure the eventual 23-20 final score ... On Oct. 11 at Baltimore, recovered an aborted shotgun snap to Carson Palmer at Ravens 30, keeping alive Cincinnati’s winning TD drive ... His three catches Nov. 15 at Pittsburgh included 17-yard gain on third-and-five as Bengals drove for go-ahead FG in fourth quarter ... On Dec. 27 vs. Kansas City, his eight-yard catch converted third-and-seven on winning TD drive ... Two catches for seven yards in Wild Card playoff 1-9-10 vs. N.Y. Jets.

2010—Played in 11 games (Games 3-5 and 7-14), missing five due to injury ... Placed on Reserve/Injured list Dec. 28 due to ankle injury suffered Dec. 19 vs. Cleveland ... Totaled four fourth-down conversions (two after taking direct snap on fake punts) ... On Oct. 3 at Cleveland, logged first career TD on a three-yard shovel pass in the fourth quarter ... Rushed for 42 yards from Bengals 24-yard line on a fake punt Nov. 14 at Indianapolis.

2011—Played in 13 games (Games 1-12 and 16), as well as in Wild Card playoff ... Inactive for Games 13-15 due to knee strain ... His 22-yard catch in fourth quarter Sept. 11 at Cleveland helped set up WR A.J. Green’s go-ahead TD ... Accounted for 36 of team’s 56 yards on game-winning FG drive Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo (15-yard catch plus two rushes for 21) ... Had two key third-down conversions Oct. 16 vs. Indianapolis — a six-yard rush on third-and-two, and 25-yard catch to Colts 30 on third-and-eight in fourth quarter ... Five catches for career-high 57 receiving yards Nov. 20 at Baltimore, including career-long 37-yarder on third down ... Led team in scrimmage yards (70) in 1-7-12 Wild Card playoff at Houston (three rushes for 34 yards and team-high six catches for 36).

DRADDY TROPHY: As a Rutgers senior in 2006, Leonard was the winner of the Draddy Trophy, awarded by the National Football Foundation to the college player with the best combination of academics, community service and on-field performance. Past winners have included NFL standout QBs Peyton Manning (1997) and Chad Pennington (1999). Past Bengals connections to the award include Ohio State QB Craig Krenzel (2003), who was with the Bengals in 2005, and Tennessee T Michael Muñoz (2004), the son of Bengals Hall of Fame T Anthony Muñoz.

MORE FROM COLLEGE: Left Rutgers with school records for receptions (207), TDs (45) and rushing attempts (678) and ranked fifth in rushing yards (2775) ... Played four seasons (2003-06), seeing action in 47 games with 45 starts, and set a Big East record for most games played with at least one catch in every contest (47) ... Led Big East in all-purpose yards as a sophomore in 2004, averaging 125.0 per game.
 
PERSONAL: Hometown is Gouverneur, N.Y. ... Attended Gouverneur High School, where he set state career scoring record with 696 points, including 107 TDs, while rushing for 5854 yards ... Holds degree from Rutgers in labor studies ... VIDEO: Embrace Kids Foundation.

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